As the title says, I am trying to set up a Huawei surf-stick (Huawei E303) on my raspberry 3B. The system is up-to-date and should be pretty clean.
I am trying to follow these guides:
The stick is shown by
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 12d1:14dc Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
usb-modeswitch installed and uninstalled. However, I can't seem to get any further.
With the stick attached there is the problem that internet (via ethernet or built-in wifi) stops working. The wired symptom is that a download with
wget 'www.google.com') yields an
index.html, but the content of the file is 'crumbled' (obviously it contains some binary code instead of the plain ascii).
This will also cause
apt-get to fail installing additional software.
Trying to proceed with the next step outlined in the first guide I am running
wvdialconf. This gives
> sudo wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf Editing `/etc/wvdial.conf'. Scanning your serial ports for a modem. Sorry, no modem was detected! Is it in use by another program? Did you configure it properly with setserial? Please read the FAQ at http://alumnit.ca/wiki/?WvDial
With the stick attached, I also see the following additional network device with
eth1: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 inet 192.168.8.100 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.8.255 inet6 fe80::1de0:f84f:6b83:1f79 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x20<link> ether 00:1e:10:1f:00:00 txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet) RX packets 44 bytes 16733 (16.3 KiB) RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0 TX packets 62 bytes 6771 (6.6 KiB) TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0
Note that I was able to get the same surf-stick running on a current ubuntu and its firmware seems up-to-date.