I have Micromax 3G modem, and I inserted it in the USB port, but it is not being detected by Ubuntu 12.04, that I'm using from a Live USB. I tried creating a mobile Internet connection, however, eventhough I created it, there is no option to connect.
I had previously used 11.10 Ubuntu, and it had automatically detected the datastick modem and asked me to create a connection.
lsusb in the terminal it gives the following:
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 001 Device 003: ID 03f0:5307 Hewlett-Packard Bus 001 Device 008: ID 1c9e:9605 OMEGA TECHNOLOGY Bus 001 Device 006: ID 5986:0364 Acer, Inc
tried to insert the modem before boot, with negative results