How to Configure Suncellular Huawei E220 in Linux


1. open terminal then type:

sudo apt-get install wvdial #in ubuntu

yum install wvdial #in fedora, centos & redhat

sudo pacman -S wvdial #kahelos & arch linux

Note: If you check the /etc directory and you found out that there is no wvdial.conf, you can create by typing touch wvdial.conf in console/terminal.

2. Edit wvdial.conf
Note: you can use vim, vi, nano & gedit editor.

3. Copy the configuration below

[Dialer Defaults]
Init1 = ATZ
Init2 = ATZ
Init3 = ATE0 V1 &D2 &C1 S0=0 +IFC=2,2
Modem Type = Analog Modem
ISDN = 0
New PPPD = yes
Phone = *99#
Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0
Username = xxx
Password = xxx
Baud = 9600
Note: Determine if your suncellular modem is ttyUSB0, ttyUSB1 or ttyUSB2 using wvdialconf

4. run wvdial as root

[10:46 PM] renan etc $ sudo wvdial

–> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.61

–> Cannot get information for serial port.

–> Initializing modem.

–> Sending: ATZ


–> Sending: ATZ



–> Sending: ATE0 V1 &D2 &C1 S0=0 +IFC=2,2

ATE0 V1 &D2 &C1 S0=0 +IFC=2,2


–> Sending: AT+CGDCONT=,”IP”,”FBBAND”


–> Modem initialized.

–> Sending: ATDT*99#

–> Waiting for carrier.


–> Carrier detected.  Waiting for prompt.

–> Don’t know what to do!  Starting pppd and hoping for the best.

–> Starting pppd at Sun May 30 10:46:37 2010

–> Pid of pppd: 3220

–> Using interface ppp0

–> pppd: (�[16][08](�[16][08]@�[16][08][10]�[16][08]

–> pppd: (�[16][08](�[16][08]@�[16][08][10]�[16][08]

–> pppd: (�[16][08](�[16][08]@�[16][08][10]�[16][08]

–> pppd: (�[16][08](�[16][08]@�[16][08][10]�[16][08]

–> pppd: (�[16][08](�[16][08]@�[16][08][10]�[16][08]

–> pppd: (�[16][08](�[16][08]@�[16][08][10]�[16][08]

–> local  IP address

–> pppd: (�[16][08](�[16][08]@�[16][08][10]�[16][08]

–> remote IP address

–> pppd: (�[16][08](�[16][08]@�[16][08][10]�[16][08]

–> primary   DNS address

–> pppd: (�[16][08](�[16][08]@�[16][08][10]�[16][08]

–> secondary DNS address

–> pppd: (�[16][08](�[16][08]@�[16][08][10]�[16][08]

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2 thoughts on “How to Configure Suncellular Huawei E220 in Linux

  1. You help me so much! Thank you for that!

  2. Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
    I’ve been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

    Thumbs up, and keep it going!

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