I have got a Huawei E220 modem and I connect it with sakis3g. Recently I switched to a 4G network with 40Mb/s speed.

However, with this modem I still get only 2Mb/s, because I think I connect through 3G. I suppose that this model simply doesn't support 4G.

I can get a Vodafone K5150 modem, but I'm not sure about the drivers for RPi. I have found the information that "the product carries the linux drivers", but I'm not sure how much are the drivers unversal for all distros.

So the question: Can I use K5150 modem easily with RPi? And can I use sakis3g for connecting to a 4G network?

  • It seems to be possible. Have you read this topic at the official Raspberry Pi forum?
    – M. Mimpen
    Commented Mar 12, 2014 at 10:24
  • @M.Mimpen Now I went through it very briefly (which is the only thing that can be done since forums are so bad in information structure). Well, I decided to simply get the Vodafone dongle (it cost EUR 3 and 1 hour in the ISP's office), I'll see later if it works well. They provide an automatic configurator for linux which works on my Fedora 12.
    – yo'
    Commented Mar 12, 2014 at 13:30
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    It would have been nice if you tried it out and could form an answer on this Exchange for future users... :)
    – M. Mimpen
    Commented Mar 12, 2014 at 13:38
  • @M.Mimpen I plan to do that if I succeed (disclaimer: I have ~30k SE rep so I know well how the sites work ;) )
    – yo'
    Commented Mar 12, 2014 at 13:40
  • @M.Mimpen I reduced the problem into a problem of running x86 binaries on RPi :-/
    – yo'
    Commented Mar 12, 2014 at 19:59


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