USB sim card dongle

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USB sim card dongle

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Hi!

I'm looking for a USB dongle where i can insert simcard, only for data use, with Android 11 (LineageOS 18.1)

Something like this :
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Thanks for your help

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As far as I've seen, many Huawei 3G/4G dongles have worked on Voodik's Android images.
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odroid wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:35 pm
As far as I've seen, many Huawei 3G/4G dongles have worked on Voodik's Android images.
Thanks you.
I just have a doubt. Does the dongle shares an access point, or it gives access with USB?
Hope you understand

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It worked like a generic USB modem card just after simple usb_modeswitch processing.
viewtopic.php?f=178&t=41880
I'm not sure if it supports the AP mode at the same time or not.
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Thanks you for the link.
I prefer to use USB mode, will buy one dongle to test

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It will not work in only usb mode. The modem needs to switch to hilink mode. So, you need a modem that can be switched to hilink mode. Hilink means that the modem emulates a network port.
I will make a test with my modem, to see if it can be tethered an AP from hilink modem on LineageOS.
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joerg wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:18 pm
It will not work in only usb mode. The modem needs to switch to hilink mode. So, you need a modem that can be switched to hilink mode. Hilink means that the modem emulates a network port.
I will make a test with my modem, to see if it can be tethered an AP from hilink modem on LineageOS.
Thanks for explanation, if you can let me know what modem should i buy.

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AP mode does not work. It seems that it needs a real radio interface, not a emulated eth port, to enable tethering. The button for WLAN-Hotspot switches back to Off after some seconds.
I use a Huawei E3372, but I don't know if can be bought today.
You need to search in internet for a modem, for that the magic message string is known.
For my modem it is: 55534243000000000000000000000011060000000000000000000000000000, for many modems it is the same, but not for all.

BTW. My modem turns on autmatically in the car with LineageOS on C4, but on N2 I must start usb_modeswitch at shell, it doesn't turn on automatically. We need to ask @voodik for that.
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joerg wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:04 pm
AP mode does not work. It seems that it needs a real radio interface, not a emulated eth port, to enable tethering. The button for WLAN-Hotspot switches back to Off after some seconds.
I use a Huawei E3372, but I don't know if can be bought today.
You need to search in internet for a modem, for that the magic message string is known.
For my modem it is: 55534243000000000000000000000011060000000000000000000000000000, for many modems it is the same, but not for all.

BTW. My modem turns on autmatically in the car with LineageOS on C4, but on N2 I must start usb_modeswitch at shell, it doesn't turn on automatically. We need to ask @voodik for that.
I really appreciate your help. Waiting for some news from voodik

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