This post gives the magic (but somewhat kludgy!) recipe.
The big challenge was to find a way to give the modem the SIM PIN to unlock it.
To actually get the USB stick to work, here is what I did:
- Install the usb-modeswitch package.
- Use the following command to flip-flop the device to modem mode:
sudo usb_modeswitch -v 0x0fce -p 0xd103 -O 1
- Install wvdial to interface with the modem and set up ppp.
The modem's PIN caused problems with the Gnome Network-Manager that Ubuntu uses by default.
Here is the wvdial.conf file for the modem for access to Rogers:
To fire it up, use something like:
sudo wvdial rogers-pin
- Rogers-nopin stanza is used if the modem has already accepted its PIN.
- Rogers-PIN enters the PIN to the modem but is otherwise the same.
- "Auto DNS" means that wvdial will take the DNS from the ISP and update resolv.conf.
- Obviously you replace "nnnnn" by whatever the modem's PIN actually is.