[emteria.OS] Using PPP Widget Application

This article describes the steps required for the initial configuration and usage of a USB 3G/4G modem dongle using the PPP Widget 3 application. Make sure that your USB dongle is not plugged in before you start.

List of Tested Hardware

Following USB 3G/4G dongles were successfully tested with emteria.OS. The vast majority of other existing USB modems should work too, but may require a different configuration.

  1. Huawei E3372 LTE USB Stick
    • Use Alternate Mode for Huawei Modems: unchecked
    • Open Browser with Modem Page: unchecked
    • Use the native USB code included in PPP Widget: unchecked
    • Disable USB device power save: unchecked

Widget Setup

Start by performing a long press on the desktop and navigating to Widgets > PPP Widget 3. Click on the widget and drag it to a free spot on your desktop. file
The widget will start the basic initialization and ask for feature permissions. Warning: This includes root, which gives it privileges to access the data of other applications and private data stored on the device. If everything went fine, you should see the message “No modem found”. Otherwise, see the troubleshooting section below. file

After the widget was successfully initialized, you can change the widget configuration (if requred). FInally, plug in the USB modem and reboot your device.

Device Setup

Shortly after emteria.OS finishes the boot process a new message should appear, asking if PPP Widget 3 may access the USB device. Confirm with OK. file
The widget will automatically initialize the detected device. If everything went fine, you should see the message “Disconnected” and current signal strength on the right side of the widget. Otherwise see the troubleshooting section below. file
Click “Connect” in order to dial in and open a new network. Android creates an additional warning that this connection was created by a third-party application, which may monitor the traffic. file
After the connection was established, the widget caption changes to “Connected”. The device should now have full Internet access. file


  1. Try re-adding the widget to the desktop
  2. Try re-plugging the USB modem
  3. Try unplugging all USB devices and plug in the USB modem first
  4. Try changing the device configuration according to the description above
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Published date: 22/01/2019 5:10PM
Last updated: 22/01/2019 7:32PM (kalkov)
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