Nathalia21
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Choose best 3G modem

Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:25 pm

Which one of these can be get to work with Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspbian easiest?

Huawei E1820
Huawei E160e
Huawei E367u-2

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Re: Choose best 3G modem

Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:37 pm

Nathalia21 wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:25 pm
Which one of these can be get to work with Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspbian easiest?

Huawei E1820
Huawei E160e
Huawei E367u-2

Personally I have had better luck using a MiFi as it shows up as a Network Connection when connected to USB Port:

http://consumer.huawei.com/uk/support/m ... 573bs-322/
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sparkie777
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Re: Choose best 3G modem

Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:32 pm

I like this one best: Huawei E3372
http://consumer.huawei.com/uk/mobile-broadband/e3372/

runs with old fashioned AT-Interface (e.g. for ppp-daemon, wvdial, smstools) as well as with ncm-mode (Network Control Model for modem-manager).

I never met a better modem for use under Linux/Debian in terms of stability and compatibility. In the past I also tried USB modems Huawei E220, Option GI0451, Huawei K3520, ZTE MF626, ZTE MF668A. The E3372 overcomes them all.

You even can operate the E3372 in so called 'hilink' mode. It then will show up as a new network interface (e.g. eth1). Though I've never used that mode yet.

to set active modes simply issue e.g.

Code: Select all

AT^SETPORT="FF;10,12,16"
this will enable
4G MODEM
4G PCUI
NCM
and deactivate
CDROM
usb_modeswitch no longer needed for this

Nathalia21
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Re: Choose best 3G modem

Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:15 am

sparkie777 wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:32 pm
I like this one best: Huawei E3372
http://consumer.huawei.com/uk/mobile-broadband/e3372/

runs with old fashioned AT-Interface (e.g. for ppp-daemon, wvdial, smstools) as well as with ncm-mode (Network Control Model for modem-manager).

I never met a better modem for use under Linux/Debian in terms of stability and compatibility. In the past I also tried USB modems Huawei E220, Option GI0451, Huawei K3520, ZTE MF626, ZTE MF668A. The E3372 overcomes them all.

You even can operate the E3372 in so called 'hilink' mode. It then will show up as a new network interface (e.g. eth1). Though I've never used that mode yet.

to set active modes simply issue e.g.

Code: Select all

AT^SETPORT="FF;10,12,16"
this will enable
4G MODEM
4G PCUI
NCM
and deactivate
CDROM
usb_modeswitch no longer needed for this
Thanks. But what if i must choose one of those three modems, is there good working instructions to get it to work?

sparkie777
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Re: Choose best 3G modem

Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:41 am

sorry, I can't tell you anything about the other 3 modems

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Re: Choose best 3G modem

Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:19 am

Nathalia21 wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:15 am
sparkie777 wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:32 pm
I like this one best: Huawei E3372
http://consumer.huawei.com/uk/mobile-broadband/e3372/

runs with old fashioned AT-Interface (e.g. for ppp-daemon, wvdial, smstools) as well as with ncm-mode (Network Control Model for modem-manager).

I never met a better modem for use under Linux/Debian in terms of stability and compatibility. In the past I also tried USB modems Huawei E220, Option GI0451, Huawei K3520, ZTE MF626, ZTE MF668A. The E3372 overcomes them all.

You even can operate the E3372 in so called 'hilink' mode. It then will show up as a new network interface (e.g. eth1). Though I've never used that mode yet.

to set active modes simply issue e.g.

Code: Select all

AT^SETPORT="FF;10,12,16"
this will enable
4G MODEM
4G PCUI
NCM
and deactivate
CDROM
usb_modeswitch no longer needed for this
Thanks. But what if i must choose one of those three modems, is there good working instructions to get it to work?


Google for SAKIS3G software, it works with most USB 3G Modems

I found a download here:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/vim-n4n0/files
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Nathalia21
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Re: Choose best 3G modem

Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:23 am

Thanks. I have only bad experiences with SAKIS3G.

Nathalia21
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Re: Choose best 3G modem

Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:38 am

sparkie777 wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:32 pm
I like this one best: Huawei E3372
http://consumer.huawei.com/uk/mobile-broadband/e3372/

runs with old fashioned AT-Interface (e.g. for ppp-daemon, wvdial, smstools) as well as with ncm-mode (Network Control Model for modem-manager).

I never met a better modem for use under Linux/Debian in terms of stability and compatibility. In the past I also tried USB modems Huawei E220, Option GI0451, Huawei K3520, ZTE MF626, ZTE MF668A. The E3372 overcomes them all.

You even can operate the E3372 in so called 'hilink' mode. It then will show up as a new network interface (e.g. eth1). Though I've never used that mode yet.

to set active modes simply issue e.g.

Code: Select all

AT^SETPORT="FF;10,12,16"
this will enable
4G MODEM
4G PCUI
NCM
and deactivate
CDROM
usb_modeswitch no longer needed for this
Does normal E3372 work as easily as E3372H?

Is there any way to send SMS messages?

sparkie777
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Re: Choose best 3G modem

Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:29 pm

I don't know nothing about the E3372H.
Why is it important to use the 'H' version?
SMS could be sent via programs included in the 'smstools' package. Alternatively the 'modemmanager' also works for this.

Nathalia21
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Re: Choose best 3G modem

Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:45 pm

I think 3372H version has web interface. I'm not sure what kind of interface E3372 has.

annlee
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Re: Choose best 3G modem

Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:21 am

Thank you buddies, I will go for E3372, but I just miss a full set of instructions or tutorial

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