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

Steps to configure Huawei E1552 in Ubuntu Linux:

  1. Create new udev rule using your preferred text editor.

    $ sudo vi /etc/udev/rules.d/50-huawei-e1552.rules

  2. Add the following lines and save the file.

    SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="12d1", ATTR{idProduct}=="1446", RUN+="/lib/udev/modem-modeswitch -v 0x%s{idVendor} -p 0x%s{idProduct} -t option-zerocd"

  3. Restart udev.

    $ sudo service udev restart

  4. Create a new connection.

  5. Set up a mobile broadband connection.
  6. Choose the provider's country.
  7. Choose provider.
  8. Choose a plan.
  9. Select created connection (if you're not automatically connected).

  10. If there's no problem, you should be connected.
  11. To disconnect, click Disconnect under your connection name.