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Can anyone help me fix problems with a huawi hilink mobile dongle modem. It worked initially in ubuntu 12.04 but now it doesn't seem to register. I've posted this message from windows

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I have the Huawei hilink e3131 and have more or less the same problem on ubuntu 12.10. My work around (this is not perfect) is the following.

  1. Check if the modem shows up in the network manager (under edit connections) as a wired connection (this may show up as wired connection 1 or autoethernet)
  2. If yes delete the connection
  3. Restart your computer
  4. After restart plug in you modem (you may get an unable to mount error message here but ignore)
  5. Check you network connections and you should see a Huawei listed (this may take a minute) and click on it to connect and you should be able to work away.
  6. What I have to do on my machine is to delete the connection every time I shut down my computer so as that modem will connect next time I start up.

Hope this helps.

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