huawei dongle on openwrt – the fast and easy way

This is a 4MB space tp-link router, here are the steps

opkg install kmod-usb-serial kmod-usb2 luci-proto-3g kmod-usb-serial-option usb-modeswitch kmod-usb2 kmod-usb-serial-wwan kmod-usb-serial ppp comgt sdparm

opkg install usbutils

Now, reboot the router, then go to the routers LUCI interfaces page, then add an interface

From the drop down, chose UMTS/GPRS

On the next page, you should see one of the devices names /dev/ttyUSB0, in my case there are 2 since the device provides a storage controller, the modem was on USB0 not USB1, your might be different (try both if you have 2)

Now i chose UMTS only so that the modem will always use 3G because edge is good for nothing

Then your APN and username/password as you would on a phone or anywhere else… then save and apply

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