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I'm currently using Ubuntu Ultimate 10.04. The problem is that the Huawei E173 modem is detected as a USB drive instead of a modem. I have tried to download USB MODE-SWITCH but it is not installable as it has a usb-modeswitch-1.2.4.tar.bz2 extension. Can someone please tell me how to connect my modem. Am using the Windows side to get to the Internet. Thanks in advance.

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Instead of using Ubuntu 10.04 you can use Ubuntu 12.04, which has newer drivers. You can try it with a live-medium on usb for example.

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Follow Guide over here http://biggenius.org/modem-manager-gui-for-ubuntu/

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