I've been searching around for some tutorials on how to connect a HUAWEI usb modem . a lot of them didn't provide much .. but then I came up with this alternative solution that could help a lot of us who experienced the same issue ... here how I managed to do it
(note : I've used my Nokia 6300 and a GPRS sim card with Mint 8 (Gnome) powered computer with a bluetooth adapter connected to it )
Remove the SIM card from the usb modem , place it into your cellphone , then slam that HUAWEI modem to the wall !! (jk you don't have to do that )
Start configuring your phone as fallows : enter Menu - Settings - Configuration - Personal Configuration Settings . Press 'options' and select 'Add new' - 'Access Point'... enter your account name (should be your GPRS provider name such as "Vodaphone" ...ect) - Now select 'Access Point Settings' - Bearer Settings ' ... Here you 'll edit your access point setting , this may vary according to the Service provider ,usually it's like : "User Name :Internet " "Password : internet " .Get out to the 'Personal Settings Menu' and you should see your newly created access point ,Select 'Options' and then 'Activate' that's it ! those are the things you should do to get your phone configured .
Now , connect the bluetooth adapter , the Bluetooth sys tray icon will show , right Click and select 'Set up new device ..' to open up the pair wizard (remember to turn on bluetooth on your phone ) then pair it to your computer (enter the digits on the screen to your into phone after being requested to) . Be sure to check the box that says 'Access the Internet using your mobile phone' in the last step of the wizard . Now ,right click on your Network Manager Applet and select the "your:blue:tooth:address:PANU" entry
There !! the computer should try to access the phone and get you online in few secs ! nice and sweet ..
this trick should give you a stable internet connection and a full advantage of your bandwidth . few tips you should consider though :
keep the phone away from the speakers while connecting (to avoid the buzzing !)
Connect the phone to the charger cuz it's dialling , and that cud consume your battery in blink of an eye !
add a system monitor applet to your task bar and make it show your network activity '1sec Update interval I suggest'
I hope it works ! Feedback are welcome ..