Huawei E398 (LTE, 4G, 3G, 100 Mbps, USB)

Network 3G, 4G, Huawei, LTE

Huawei E398 (LTE, 4G, 3G, 100 Mbps, USB)
Linux compatibility:
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Updated: 04/07/2016 00:38

Review of Linux Compatibility

The Huawei E398 is a USB dongle for LTE, 4G, and 3G wireless connections. The stick has the USB Id 12d1:1506

Bus 002 Device 027: ID 12d1:1506 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E398 LTE/UMTS/GSM Modem/Networkcard

and is automatically recognized by the Linux kernel:

usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
usb 2-2: USB disconnect, device number 26
usb 2-2: new high-speed USB device number 27 using ehci-pci
usb 2-2: New USB device found, idVendor=12d1, idProduct=1506
usb 2-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=4, Product=3, SerialNumber=0
usb 2-2: Product: HUAWEI Mobile
usb 2-2: Manufacturer: Huawei Technologies

Also the internal micro SD slot is supported and listed as mass storage device:

usb-storage 2-2:1.5: USB Mass Storage device detected
scsi8 : usb-storage 2-2:1.5
usb-storage 2-2:1.6: USB Mass Storage device detected
scsi9 : usb-storage 2-2:1.6
usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial
usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial_generic
usbserial: USB Serial support registered for generic
usbcore: registered new interface driver option
usbserial: USB Serial support registered for GSM modem (1-port)
option 2-2:1.0: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected
usb 2-2: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB0
option 2-2:1.3: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected
usb 2-2: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB1
option 2-2:1.4: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected
usb 2-2: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB2
usbcore: registered new interface driver cdc_wdm
qmi_wwan 2-2:1.1: cdc-wdm0: USB WDM device
qmi_wwan 2-2:1.1 wwan0: register 'qmi_wwan' at usb-0000:00:1d.7-2, WWAN/QMI device, 3e:1c:d0:e7:a6:bb
usbcore: registered new interface driver qmi_wwan
scsi 8:0:0:0: CD-ROM            HUAWEI   Mass Storage     2.31 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
scsi 9:0:0:0: Direct-Access     HUAWEI   TF CARD Storage       PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
sr1: scsi-1 drive
sr 8:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr1
sr 8:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 5
sd 9:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 0

A Linux driver for this stick is available at the T-mobile web page.


Identified Hardware Configurations (2 Results)

This hardware component was used by Linux users under the following system configurations. These results were collected by our LHG Scan Tool:
Distribution
Kernel
Rating
Scan Date
Ubuntu 15.04 3.19.0-26-generic - 28/08/2015
Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 3.13.0-43-generic - 19/12/2014

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