4G USB dongles known to work on Linux

Henrique Ferreiro henrique.ferreiro at gmail.com
Wed Feb 21 14:17:01 UTC 2018

I will be using it in Spain. My current carrier offers the following
dongle: alcatel IK40V, which apparently is a rndis modem. Any idea about
this particular model/protocol?

El mar., 20 feb. 2018 a las 15:47, Nate Pleasant (<
nate.pleasant at accelerated.com>) escribió:

> Henrique,
> What carrier and country are you looking to work in?  I've been using the
> Huawei E8372 here in the US, and it works great on Linux with both AT&T and
> T-Mobile SIMs.  It gets recognized as a Ethernet interface, and provides a
> web UI that you can use to manage and configure the E8372.  The downside is
> this USB modem acts like a router (i.e. it provides a NAT-ed 192.168.8.x
> address to your PC), so you'll never get to directly use the IP address the
> E8372 received from the cellular network.  Here's a link I found for the
> user manual for the E8372 if you want to read more:
> https://images.wirelessdealer.ca/images/phones/userguide3967.pdf
> As for other USB modems that work well on Linux, I can recommend the
> following additional modems, based on carrier.  However, some of these USB
> modems are a bit old at this point, and may have to be purchased used or
> from a third party:
> - AT&T/T-Mobile - Sierra Wireless 313U (unlocked if not using on AT&T) -
> does not act like an Ethernet interface, instead provides standard tty/wwan
> interfaces
> - Verizon - Novatel 551L - acts like a Etherenet interface, but doesn't
> have a web UI for management (uses a tty port for AT commands).  Benefit is
> you can use the cellular IP address on your Linux machine
> - Verizon - Novatel 620L
> - Sprint - Netgear 341U - similar to Sierra 313U mentioned above, but it
> has a LCD screen
> - Sprint - Franklin 770 - similar to E8372 in usage (Ethernet + web UI)
> Nate Pleasant
> --

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