So I've been struggling to setup my 3G dongle (Wind Mobile) on my raspberry pi (running Raspbian).
network-manager-gnome since that seems to be the common solution, but when running the Mobile Broadband wizard to setup a new device, my stick isn't listed. It just says "Any Device" and it's grayed out.
I've already installed
usb-modeswitch as well and my device is listed (using
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 12d1:1446 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E1552/E1800/E173 (HSPA Modem)
It seems I'm almost there, except I'm such a n00b so I don't know how to connect to this thing.
EDIT: After setting up sakis3g (suggested by Alessandro), I'm able to select the right device but I can't seem to be able to connect.
APN values for Wind Mobile Internet seem to be either
broadband.windmobile.ca, yet neither of those work so I'm using
internet instead since that was suggested by the modem itself.
From what I can gather APN_USER and APN_PASS should both be
Not Set. I've tried making them blank as well as the string "Not Set" but sakis3g doesn't seem to allow blank usernames or passwords.
I ended up using "user" and "pass" since I found an old forum post half-mentioning that APNs which don't require username/passwords can just be set as whatever.
Not sure why but it works when I disabled my xserver and did it by command line, setting each variable by hand in
/etc/sakis3g.conf. The APN turned out to be
internet.windmobile.ca after all.