Rhea Myers

Using a 3 Wireless Broadband USB Stick Under Fedora

I bought a 3 Wireless Broadband USB Stick to use with my Fedora subnotebook.

Installing it was about as painful as installing a WiFi adapter a few years ago.

Install modeswitch to switch the usb stick to broadband mode (I think) -

su -c ‘yum install usb_modeswitch usb_modeswitch-data’

Reboot (I think).

Plug in the wireless broadband stick.

Configure the wireless broadband connection using Network Manager or System/Preferences/Network Connections

Select ’enable wireless broadband’ from the network manager right-click menu.

Connect to 3’s web site to register and get sent your password by SMS.

Install gammu to get the text message containing the password -

su -c ‘yum install gammu’

dmesg | grep tty


su -c ‘chmod +rw /dev/ttyUSB2’

gammu getallsms

Use the password to complete online registration and you’re ready to go.