I don't have your exact modem at hand, but have been able to get quite a few Huawei modems working.
wvdial is meant for older modems using a serial interface (ppp).
Most modern usb modems include a "router" inside, and the linux drivers configure it to pop up as an interface after initialisation. The router will then simulate an ethernet port and route all internet traffic through it.
If this is the case, the interface will be named
usb0, and can be enabled in the interfaces file:
sudo vim /etc/network/interfaces
And add the following lines:
iface usb0 inet dhcp
iface eth1 inet dhcp
Essentially these lines will monitor for these interface names, and if they are there from boot, or plugged in afterwards (hotplugged) they will be initialised to run as an internet interface, using dhcp to set up the ip, gateway and other parameters.
To test: edit the lines into the interfaces file as above, and reboot the raspberry with the modem plugged in. After boot, run
ifconfig. If you see a block like this:
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1e:10:1f:00:00
inet addr:192.168.9.100 Bcast:192.168.9.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::21e:10ff:fe1f:0/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:348 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:53 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:144890 (141.4 KiB) TX bytes:5435 (5.3 KiB)
then the modem has been configured as a fake ethernet port (eth1) and you will get internet traffic. The modem's built-in router runs a firewall that blocks internet access from the outside, but any calls from the inside will be routed correct.
I am currently using another Huawei modem:
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 12d1:1590 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
and it is using my eth1 port name as shown above. final test:
PING google.com (22.214.171.124) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from jnb01s08-in-f14.1e100.net (126.96.36.199): icmp_seq=1 ttl=54 time=41.0 ms
64 bytes from jnb01s08-in-f14.1e100.net (188.8.131.52): icmp_seq=2 ttl=54 time=29.4 ms