[CentOS] Usb surf stick for internet

Mon Apr 11 07:19:20 UTC 2011
Ljubomir Ljubojevic <office at plnet.rs>

Lanny Marcus wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 1:40 PM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic <office at plnet.rs> wrote:
>> Olaf Mueller wrote:
>>> I am searching for an internet usb surf-stick (umts) that works under
>>> CentOS. Is anyone using such a stick and if so, which chip has this
>>> usb-stick?
>>> Would a Huawei E160E chip work under CentOS? Or maybe under CentOS with
>>> the 2.6.35 kernel from elrepo?
>>> Thank you very much!
> <snip>
>> Visit this page:
>> http://pyhumod.ooz.ie/
>> and you will have all of your questions answered.
> Interesting thread and thank you for the above link. I will do some
> studying. The cell phone operators here in Colombia (GSM networks) all
> sell those things, but they natively work only on Windows and MACs.
> When our ADSL goes down, it would be nice to have one of those USB
> sticks, for HSDPA connectivity, as a backup.
> ------------------------------------------------------
> Lanny

I used this here for a while. But now I have Android 2.2 mobile phone 
and it has wireless tethering (phone acts like wireless AP and redirects 
to 3G/4G/gprs network) so all I have to do is to (Set an ESSID,) turn it 
ON and connect my laptop via wireless to the phone.