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Re: [SLUG] Huawei E585 pocket-wifi on vodafone network?


was 'usb-dev' tried?

on ubuntu I had a 3 modem, and once you do a "apt-get install usb-dev" it
suddenly was recognised and came to life..

On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 10:37 PM, Erik de Castro Lopo <
mle+slug@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
>
> > I'm trying to set up a Huawei E585 pocket wifi device on Ubuntu
> > 11.04. The device has a USB pid/vid of 12d1:1446 and network-manager
> > simply doesn't recognise it.
>
> This device is rather confusing. When plugged into the machine
> lsusb says:
>
>   12d1:1446 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E1552 (HSPA modem)
>
> but printed on the actual case is Huawei E585.
>
> By default it comes up as a USB mass storage device when plugged
> in. It then needs some magic incantation send via usb_modeswitch
> to actually switch it into modem mode.
>
> Unfortunately, while I have found magic incantations[0] for other
> modems, I have not been able to find any for this particular device.
>
> I am therefore going to suggest to the own of said device that they
> take it back to Vodafone and get it replaced with something that
> actually works on Linux.
>
> Erik
>
> [0] http://www.blah-blah.ch/Mra/HuaweiUmts
>
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