Preparing the Huawei 3G Modem for Use on Honeycomb
Probably the best device to use is the Huawei E1550 (although others can be used), but before you purchase one and plug it in, you will need to take note of the following steps.
To begin with, you need to disable the CD autorun mode which the dongle will be set to by default. This is done via Telnet, and this can only be done via desktop computer. Begin by downloading PuTTY. While that is taking place, insert the Huawei E1550 into your computer.
In a few moments the dongle should have installed using the autorun method. You will now be able to open the Windows Device Manager (in Windows 7 this is found via Start > right-click Computer > Properties > Device Manager) and identify the device, which should be found under Modems. Expand this section and right-click on HUAWEI Mobile Connect - 3G modem, selecting Properties > Modem, and make a note of the port number.
Next, with the modem still connected, run the putty.exe program that you downloaded earlier. Select the Session screen on the left and then set Connection Type to Serial and enter the port number in the Serial line box, and click Open.
Begin by typing ATZ (this might not be visible on screen) and hitting Enter; the response OK should be displayed.
Next, type ATI and Enter this, which will prepare the modem for the following commands.
These configuration commands need to be sent to the modem via Windows, so open Start > right-click Computer > Properties > Device Manager, expand Modems and identify your 3G modem. Next, right-click the item, select Properties and find the Advanced tab, where you should enter the following:
Where “IP" and “apn.name" are displayed, you will need to find and enter the APN (Access Point Name) details for your mobile Internet dongle.
Click OK when done.