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Standard User McPoel
(newbie) Sun 20-Feb-11 15:11:43
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Huwei Modem under Mandriva Spring 2010...asks for PIN


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Hello Forum,

Just received a Huwei modem as O2 couldn't move our home broadband with us to a new place fast enough. As much as this was appreciated, they didn't tell us there is no support for Linux though it works on the Mac. No reason given why...

But it seems it may be possible still:

When I connect the modem via USB it is recognised in the network centre as a 3G modem. But when I try to configure it it asks for a 4 digit PIN which was not given to us at all. And it isn't the root passwortd...

I also found another installation guide (3 related) which involved copying a device file and swallowing a tarball http://kerry-linux.ie/broadband/three-datamodem.pdf

But it seems Mandriva 2010 already offers what the above guide want to do manually. Couldn't try if the dialling really works however.

But in general: is there any more or less similar procedure for the O2 network and the Huwei modem? What does the PIN mean?

Maybe someone has already managed to get it working. Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Stephan
Standard User commandergc
(committed) Sun 20-Feb-11 15:21:55
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Re: Huwei Modem under Mandriva Spring 2010...asks for PIN


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What model is the modem? if it doesn't say on the modem than use the command 'lspci' from terminal.

I have used a few 3g modems and never had one ask for a pin. could be something to do with O2's network, is the SIM card activated?

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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Sun 20-Feb-11 17:05:22
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Re: Huwei Modem under Mandriva Spring 2010...asks for PIN


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if the SIM is in a phone does it ask for a PIN ?

". If in doubt, try O2's default PIN code for SIM cards, which is either 0000 or 4321. "

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Standard User McPoel
(newbie) Sun 20-Feb-11 22:27:36
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Re: Huwei Modem under Mandriva Spring 2010...asks for PIN


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Hello,

Thanks for the ideas so far.
Default PIN nos don't work.

If in a phone the SIM does not ask for a PIN but it would not connect to the internet via one of the O2 access points.

Type of modem is E1752CU.

I assume if the PIN problem is solved, Mandriva would connect as it already recognised it as a 3G modem.

How did you setup your Linux system? Maybe something similar works here...

Stephan
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Mon 21-Feb-11 05:45:39
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Re: Huwei Modem under Mandriva Spring 2010...asks for PIN


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may be a Mandriva bug ?
http://lists.mandriva.com/bugs/2010-04/msg02672.php
seems folks leave the PIN blank if not needed

you could spin up a live CD of another distro and see how it goes

tried http://www.sakis3g.org/ ?

Phil

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Standard User McPoel
(newbie) Wed 23-Feb-11 22:38:06
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Re: Huwei Modem under Mandriva Spring 2010...asks for PIN


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In reply to a post by yarwell:
may be a Mandriva bug ?
http://lists.mandriva.com/bugs/2010-04/msg02672.php
seems folks leave the PIN blank if not needed

you could spin up a live CD of another distro and see how it goes

tried http://www.sakis3g.org/ ?


Hello,

Yes this bug describes exactly what it is. Seems there's no official Mandriva fix yet. Will try sakis though installation does not conveniently come as an rpm package frown

Don't want to switch to another distribution though...and re-install and re-do all settings etc.

But thanks for the hint. Hope there will be a fix for it soon.

Stephan
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