I have used a USB mobile data dongle on a tablet PC in Ubuntu Linux. I have not tried that on a Pi yet, but have used both 100 mA BT mini-receiver for keyboard/mousepad and 500 mA max mini-WiFi at the same time on rev 2.0 B.
It would be best to run the mobile dongle in Windows first to make sure that it is properly configured and working. And for the Pi it would be easiest to configure using NetworkManager, which in Raspian would be installed after you do:
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y
One problem is that NetworkManager (nm-applet
in X) cannot alter things in /etc/networks/interfaces, so you have to empty that file down to just:
The other problem was that nn-applet
does not seem to be properly using gnome-keyring
(also installed by the dist-upgrade), so the applet does not let you make network changes, even if a member of netdev group. So from lxterminal I had to sudo nm-applet
, figure out which of the 2 in the taskbar was running as root, and use that one to configure WiFi (or in your case the mobile device).