Huawei e169G HSDPA USB Stick on Ubuntu

This step-by-step guide will show you how to surf the web using the Huawei e169G HSDPA USB Stick in Ubuntu. This dongle with the maximum speed of 7.2 MB/Sec would now work in Ubuntu.

This would be rather impossible without the help of the Ubuntu Forums. Here are the steps for configuring it properly:

Note: 1. *To find location of files: copy file and paste in terminal. Result is the file location .

2.Please Copy and Paste the lines and commands in the Terminal for Exact Results.

3. The following files should be downloaded from the internet:

a.USB Modeswitch-

b.E169G Switch-

c.Salutis Connect- Hardy Heron- deb hardy main

deb-src hardy main

-Intrepid Ibex- deb intrepid main

deb-src intrepid main

d. Vodafone Mobile Connect(optional)-

Part 1-USB Modeswitch

1.Extract USB Modeswitch

2. Run Terminal and Type : sudo cp /*usbmodeswitch location /usr/sbin

3.Then Make File Executable:sudo chmod u+x /usr/sbin/usb_modeswitch

Part 2-E169G Switch

4.Install E169g Switch

5.Now Type in Terminal:sudo vim /usr/sbin/e169g_switch

6.Press i and check if it corresponds to this:


/usr/sbin/usb_modeswitch -v 12d1 -p 1001 -d 1

/usr/sbin/usb_modeswitch -v 12d1 -p 1001 -H 1

7.Press ESC and type wq. Exit

8.Now Type: sudo chmod u+x /usr/sbin/e169g_switch

9.Then Type This: cd /etc/udev/rules.d

10.Then: sudo vim 70-e169g.rules

11.Press i and check if it EXACTLY corresponds to this and it should be 100% exact :

SUBSYSTEM==”usb” SYSFS{idProduct}==”1001″, SYSFS{idVendor}==”12d1″, RUN+=”/usr/sbin/e169g_switch”

12.Press ESC and wq to save and quit

Part 3-Salutis Connect and Vodafone Mobile Connect

13. Now, install Salutis Connect or Vodafone Mobile Connect so that you can be connected to the internet easily. Enjoy !!!

Oct 31, 2008 11:01 AM


4 Responses to “Huawei e169G HSDPA USB Stick on Ubuntu”

  1. marius Says:

    Hi there. Thanks for help, but it didint work for me. When hit connect message pops up: The DNS settings received from APN are invalid. Signal strenght shows 4 bars and connection to 3G but I still unable to browse on internet. Any ideas? Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS, modem e169g and have VMC installed as couldnt find Salutis Connect anywhere.

  2. yadhav Says:

    Hey, the Mobile Connect Software needs to be configured properly. Anyway many users have reported that the connection frequently goes down when online. So, I recommend you to use Salutis Connect. Before Using it make sure that you have disabled PIN Code by connecting it on your mobile phone. Here is the new link for getting Salutis Connect:

    sudo -s
    echo deb hardy main >> /etc/apt/sources.list
    aptitude update && aptitude install salutis-connect

    Please continue sending your problems and comments to this blog.

  3. pompeyrodney Says:

    Does anyone know when salutis connect is going to be available for Intrepid Ibex as the Hardy version does not appear to work?

  4. yadhav Says:

    To get Salutis Connect for Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex, do the following in the terminal:

    deb intrepid main
    deb-src intrepid main

    Please continue sending your problems and comments to this blog.

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