Recently I purchased Alcatel X220L 3G USB modem, which was supposed to work under Linux OS according to my provider. After hours of fruitless efforts to make it work, I searched the web and found something really amazing: Sakis3G All-in-one script.This is a shell script, which is supposed to work out of the box for any linux distribution and any 3G USB modem without special driver installation. And it does. Below is the way I got my Alcatel X220L working with openSuSE 11.4 Linux OS.
First of all, some preparation to successfully connect you computer with Sakis3G script:
chmod 755 /home/sakis3g
Now is time to start the script. I am giving you the best, in my opinion, choice to do it, but you may use other options as well:
In the open terminal type
/home/sakis3g --interactive "connect"
Please, note the full path to your script in the command line
for me it is choice #1, "Enter"
type your provider user name and "Enter"
type your provider password and "Enter"
you are done!
If you want to explore any other options type in terminal