Wind Mobility Data Stick + OpenSUSE + Gnome 3 = Internet Win!

It took me an evening to figure out how to get this data stick working in Linux but now I can cruise the street with my data stick and show off my geek cred!

The Wind Mobility Data Stick is a HUAWEI E1691

For those interested in how to get there Wind Mobility Data Stick working in Gnome 3 run these commands:

  • alt + f2
  • nm-connection-editor

Now just make a new connection with similar settings.

Create a new connection … Let call it “Wind”

  • Change the Password to your WIND mobility PIN(May have to call Wind to get this)
  • Change the Username to the phone number associated with your account. Notice where the spaces are.

Save your settings and get out of the connection editor. Now when you install your Wind Mobility Data Stick NetworkManager will automatically try to connect to it!

For those of you who love the console, here are the settings to use with wvdial.conf

[Dialer Defaults]
Init1 = ATZ
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
Modem Type = Analog Modem
Phone = *99#
ISDN = 0
Password = xxxx
Username = xxx xxx xxxx
Modem = /dev/modem
Baud = 9600