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I got a new MTS MBlaze Broadband modem USB and it is not getting detected in my UBUNTU 10.04. It is getting detected as a USB but not as MODEM as result I am not able to create a MOBILE BROADBAND connection :(

Any workarounds or tutorials available to use MTS MBlaze modem on UBUNTU 10.04 ??

Thanks in Advance

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There two ways to setup MBlaze USB Modem in Ubuntu:

  1. Using driver software which included in the modem itself. (Recommended)
  2. And without any driver software.

Using recommended driver software

The modem itself contains the driver software for both RPM and DEB based GNULinux distros, Mac OS and Windows. From these, we Ubuntu users, have to install CrossPlatformUI-V2.1.2-SSTL-i386-ubuntu.deb package. If you are using 32 bit Ubuntu then it is not going to be a big headache. Just install it after connecting the USB Modem. But, if you have 64 bit Ubuntu then this one is not going to work as it is build for 32 bit systems only. For that we need to re-build this 32 bit only into 64 bit also driver software.

For Non-advanced users

If you are not familiar with executing commands in terminal or do not want to spend your valuable time, simply download the package provided below which we had re-built ourselves.

Download CrossPlatformUI-V2.1.2-SSTL-ALL-ubuntu.deb

And install this after connecting the modem. It will work for sure because we are using it right now.

For Advanced users

  1. First we need to install Dpkg. Dpkg is a terminal based application that help to install, remove, unpack, build the *.deb package files.
  2. To install Dpkg, connect to Internet and execute sudo apt-get install dpkg in terminal.
  3. Extract CrossPlatformUI-V2.1.2-SSTL-i386-ubuntu.deb file.
  4. Open extracted directory->DEBIAN and open control file in a text editor.
  5. Now replace the Architecture from i386 to all.enter image description here
  6. Save the file and close it.
  7. In terminal, execute sudo dpkg -b <extracted directory name> <deb filename>
    For example, sudo dpkg -b CrossPlatformUI-V2.1.2-SSTL-i386-ubuntu CrossPlatformUI-V2.1.2-SSTL-ALL-ubuntu.deb

You may now find a new CrossPlatformUI-V2.1.2-SSTL-All-ubuntu.deb file has built along with the extracted directory. This is the same one which we have provided above to download. Install this driver package after connecting the USB Modem.

And remember, you can also use this package for any other Ubuntu based distros.

Without any driver software

MTS MBlaze USB Modem also can be used without installing driver software since latest version of Ubuntu (or any other GNULinux distro) support this modem by default. It should be at least 10.04 or greater version of Ubuntu.

  1. Connect the modem with the PC. The system will detect the device automatically.
  2. Look out for the notification saying Device recognized USB Modem, ONDA Communication S.p.A., then click on the icon of Network Connections in system tray.
  3. You will find an option New Mobile Broadband (CDMA) Connection, click on it.
  4. A new window will open to setup a mobile broadband connection. Click Forward button
  5. Select India as country, then Forward,
  6. Select MTS MBlaze from the providers’ list, Forward,
  7. And then click Apply,
  8. Now Disconnect the connection which is trying to connect automatically. Because it is not going work until we provide username and password.
  9. Open Edit Connections->Mobile Broadband (Tab)->Select MTS MBlaze Connection and click on Edit.
  10. Under Mobile Broadband, type internet@internet.mtsindia.in as username and MTS as password.
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  11. Check Available to all users and Connect automatically if you want.
  12. Save it and close Network Connections.
  13. Now take off the modem from the port and reconnect it.
  14. After the modem get recognised by the system, try to connect Internet.
  15. If everything goes right, you will see that your Internet connection will get connected.enter image description here

Happy Browsing. :)

Source: How to setup MTS MBlaze USB Modem in Ubuntu GNULinux

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You have to create a new mobile broadband connection only after you installed usb-modeswitch package - install from Software Center: usb-modeswitch, review this thread for more information.

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It's very easy to connect in ubuntu 11.04

  1. plug in the modem and wait for few seconds

  2. on the taskbar we have the icon for network connection

  3. just click on it and a window will popup

  4. select mobile broadband in the window

  5. your modem(mine mts mblaze) will probably be displayed

  6. select country and apply

  7. credential window will popup fill in username(internet@internet.mtsindia.in),password(mts),number(#777),also check on the upper part of this window the automatic connection checkbox.

  8. save it

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Permanent solutions is going to be usb-modswitch if U r only using MTS or Reliance. If U go for GSM modems like Docomo, Vodafone or Airtel then U may face problem with modswitching. The U need to remove mod switch. So its going to be little tricky. I am in search for a permanent solution for both issues. Will post here if I get it resolved.

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When your modem gets detected, add a new mobile broadband connection. Username: internet@internet@mtsindia.in Password: 777 Number: #777

I did this and it works Good Luck!

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Have you tried ejecting the modem? Do not unmount. Simply eject the USB mode which will result in the modem be recognized as a modem. Then it will be available as an internet connection in your favorite Network Manager.

The setup then will be achieved by simply clicking on the connection and following easy setup process.

This worked for me in the Huawei Modems listed here: How do i configure huawei usb modem

Give ejecting a try and please inform.

Good luck!

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I have got Reliance Netconnect Boradband+ working in Ubuntu 10.10. Here's the link for the tutorial. See if it helps. http://www.tuxtrix.com/2011/01/how-to-setup-reliance-netconnect-mobile.html

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This is a problem which I face on my Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 as well. My boss has given me a Reliance Netconnect dongle while my girlfriend has got an MTS Blaze dongle. Now I can connect Reliance Netconnect without any problem, as I plug it in, it detects it right away and I am able to create the connection and surf the web. While when I connect MTS modem, it just doesnt get detected. I even tried to create a separate connection and installing modeswitch but it just doesnt work. So I am guessing that maybe its an issue with the MTS hardware. I am still looking for any fix for my MTS modem. –  Swapnil Narendra Apr 12 '11 at 7:03
    
I think it depends on the make of the modem. if you can find out the make, then you can install that specific driver. –  Ubuntuser Jun 29 '11 at 10:23
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This solution will work for EC-156 devices (tested on MTS and Tata Photon).

Please ensure that you have installed the following packages

  • usb-modeswitch-data
  • usb-modeswitch

Connect the device and see whether it is detected automatically in the network manager if not do the following things. .Open the terminal .Type

Code:

sudo nautilus

A new window will be opened for root .Go to filesystems ----/etc/usb_modeswitch.d .Create a new config file named 12d1:1505 .Cut and Paste the following

Code:

DefaultVendor= 0x12d1 
DefaultProduct=0x1505 
MessageContent="55534243123456780000000000000011062000000100000000000000000000"

Save the file.

Go to terminal.

Go to the path by the code

Code:

cd /etc/usb_modeswitch.d

.Type the command

Code:

sudo usb_modeswitch -I -W -c 12d1\:1505

It may connect automatically...

Just wait for one minute.

The default network manager may detect your device and follow the instructions by it mark it to connect automatically in the mobile broadband edit options. If not open your network mannager go to manage connection open the mobile broadband and add a new connection if it detects installed CDMA device or Huawei EC156 follow the instruction given by the network manager mark it to connect automatically in the mobile broadband edit options

**{

For MBLAZE:

username:internet@internet.mtsindia.in

password:MTS

}**

Reboot your system and see it is connected automatically. If not you have to type the two codes mentioned above all the times when you connect your device. It will be very diffficult to type the codes all the time....so go for the following steps to run that commands automattically

STEPS Script to run the modeswitch command in boot steps

  1. Open the gedit.
  2. Type the two commands which you want to run in two separate lines.
  3. save the file with the extension .sh on the disk where ever you want and make this file as executable in the properties.
  4. Then right click on the desktop.
  5. Create launcher.
  6. Set type as Run in terminal.
  7. Give your desired name.
  8. Give the path of file with the extension .sh in the command box.
  9. Hit ok.

Open the launcher..... enter the password if required

You can change your icon in the properties of the new launcher file

Connect your device when ever required and click the new icon on the desktop Hit the password..... enjoy...

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