4G USB dongles known to work on Linux

Henrique Ferreiro henrique.ferreiro at gmail.com
Mon Feb 19 08:18:19 UTC 2018

Hi, thanks for the info.

I just need network connectivity, so I guess the Huawei dongles would work
ok.In any case,  if I understood correctly, the benefit of a QMI/MBIM
dongle is that they would just work on Linux, is that right? In that case,
I would definitely prefer to get one of those but I have no idea on how to
check that. Again, any suggestions are appreciated.


El vie., 16 feb. 2018 a las 11:31, Aleksander Morgado (<
aleksander at aleksander.es>) escribió:

> Hey,
> >
> > Hi!
> https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/ModemManager/SupportedDevices/
> looks quite outdated. Can anyone here recommend any 4G USB dongle which
> works reasonably well on Linux?
> >
> Oh yea, that list was built for MM 1.0, quite a long time ago...
> > In particular, does the Huawei E3372 or E8372 work? A quick google
> search returns mixed results.
> >
> A lot of the new Huawei modules (HiLink firmwares) aren't managed by
> ModemManager any more, instead they provide a network interface and
> expose a built-in web to configure the modem. If you just need
> connectivity, this may be perfectly enough for your use case.
> If you do need control over the modem, though, something managed by
> ModemManager would be better. Huawei also has non-HiLink firmware
> variants that e.g. work in MBIM mode and that allows easy integration
> with ModemManager. E.g. I've seen E3372 devices managed in both ways.
> I'm personally not going to recommend any USB dongle myself, because I
> really don't use them much (mostly playing with minipci/m2 modules
> lately), so not sure which ones are better than others really... Any
> module that works either in QMI or MBIM mode should be good enough I
> guess. Maybe someone else has suggestions here?
> --
> Aleksander
> https://aleksander.es

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