USB mobile broadband modem

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USB data cards, surf sticks, etc. are USB modems to connect to UMTS (or EDGE or GSM) mobile cellular networks.

Installation

Prerequisites

Set USB and PPP first.

Kernel

Most device are supported by the option driver. You need to activate the following kernel options:

Kernel configuration

Device drivers --->
    [*] USB support  --->
        <*>   USB Serial Converter support  --->
              <*>   USB driver for GSM and CDMA modems

USB_ModeSwitch

Most USB WiMAX dongles have a double mode. See the USB_ModeSwitch article for more information and instructions.

Configuration

See also

  • Gnokii - Suite of programs for communicating with mobile phones