Configure Huawei E1552 in Ubuntu Linux

Huawei E1552 is a HSDPA USB Stick capable of delivering HSDPA connectivity at up to 3.6Mbps. Being a USB stick cum modem cause some problem with Ubuntu (and Linux general), but is easily fixable by the following method.


Configure ''udev''

Run alt + f2 and type the following;

sudo gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/50-huawei-e1552.rules

Add the following lines and save the file

RUN+="/lib/udev/modem-modeswitch -v 0x%s{idVendor} -p 0x%s{idProduct} -t option-zerocd"

Restart ''udev''

Run terminal and issue the following command;

sudo service udev restart

Create new connection

Set up a Mobile Broadband Connection

Choose Provider's Country

Choose Provider

Choose Plan

Select created connection (if you're not automatically connected)


If there's no problem, you should be connected.


To disconnect, click Disconnect under your connection name

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Written by Mohd Shakir Zakaria.

Last updated on 2019-02-12.