I am setting up a developement laptop that will connect to the internet using a Three 3G modem. It is a ZTE MF112. This didn’t automatically work in Centos 5.6 and I had no other way of getting it connected to the net so this is what I eventually discovered.
- Update the Kernel.
- Install Sakis3g
Sakis3G won’t work on the default Kernel and usb_modeswitch doesn’t help.
I retrieved the Kernel from ElRepo.org The most recent Kernel from there is 2.6.38 which is not too far from current. There are quite a few errors upon boot up but none appear to be fatal so far.
Sakis3g is a single script that tries its best to get you connected to the internet with a 3g dongle. The first time I ran it there were errors the second time it worked. I think the first run through initialises the modem and the second actually connects. It’s good enough for me.