Posted by: isaraffee | August 29, 2009

Configuring Huawei E220 Broadband Modem in Mandrivia Spring 2009

Configuring Huawei E220 Broadband Modem in Mandrivia Spring 2009

You will need a package comgt. Download the rpm rom the Internet or install it via Install and remove software.

Install the package by typing:

[root@localhost ~]# rpm -ivh comgt-0.32-7mdv2009.1.rpm

To read more details of the package, type:

[root@localhost ~]# rpm -qa | grep comgt


[root@localhost ~]# rpm -ivh comgt-0.32-7mdv2009.1.rpm

[root@localhost ~]# rpm -qi comgt-0.32-7mdv2009.1

Name : comgt Relocations: (not relocatable)

Version : 0.32 Vendor: Mandriva

Release : 7mdv2009.1 Build Date: Saturday 07,March,2009 12:52:58 AM GMT

Install Date: Monday 17,August,2009 10:49:23 AM GMT Build Host:

Group : Communications Source RPM: comgt-0.32-7mdv2009.1.src.rpm

Size : 62467 License: GPL

Signature : DSA/SHA1, Thursday 23,April,2009 08:10:59 PM GMT, Key ID e7898ae070771ff3

Packager : Antoine Ginies <>


Summary : GPRS/EDGE/3G/HSDPA datacard control tool

Description :

comgt is a datacard control tool for Option GlobeTrotter

GPRS/EDGE/3G/HSDPA and Vodafone 3G/GPRS.

It is a scripting language interpreter useful for establishing

communications on serial lines and through PCMCIA modems as well as

GPRS and 3G datacards

Now plug in the USB modem and type:

[root@localhost ~]# comgt info

##### Wireless WAN Modem Configuration #####

Trying list of devices

Unable to locate default devices, try the -d option.

[root@localhost ~]# comgt info -d /dev/ttyUSB0

##### Wireless WAN Modem Configuration #####

Product text:


Manufacturer: huawei

Model: E220


IMEI: 351827013762670




Manufacturer: huawei

IMEI and Serial Number: 351827013762670

Manufacturer’s Revision:

Hardware Revision: NOT

Network Locked: 0

Customisation: NOT SUPPORT

Band settings: (NOT)

APN: 1,”IP”,”sunsurf”,””,0,0

##### END #####

To get help anytime, type:

comgt help

To read the signal of the modem, type:

[root@localhost ~]# comgt sig -d /dev/ttyUSB0

Signal Quality: 12,99

To register the modem, type:

[root@localhost ~]# comgt reg -d /dev/ttyUSB0

Waiting for Registration

Registered on Home network: “SGP-M1-3GSM”,2

TO connect to the Internet, go to Network Center and if your modem is detected, you will see an entry like GPRS/Edge/3G showing the Huawei modem. You may want to click configure and enter the access point name, account and password. My access point name is sunsurf and the account login and password is user123. In fact you can key in any value you want. Make sure you check the “Allow users to manage the connection “and “Start the connection at boot” checkboxes.NOw, click the Connect button and you will be connected to the Internet.

Verifiy the connection by typing:

[root@localhost ~]# ip route show dev ppp0 proto kernel scope link src metric 40

default dev ppp0 scope link metric 40

and you can also type:

[root@localhost ~]# ifconfig

lo Link encap:Local Loopback

inet addr: Mask:

inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host


RX packets:1062 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:1062 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:0

RX bytes:58456 (57.0 KiB) TX bytes:58456 (57.0 KiB)

ppp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol

inet addr:some ip address Mask:


RX packets:19 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:17 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:3

RX bytes:1332 (1.3 KiB) TX bytes:796 (796.0 b)

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