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In order to make the above dongle work on my current version of Ubuntu 11.10, I have to run

sudo usb_modeswitch -v 0x12d1 -p 1003 -V 0x12d1 -P 1003 -R

and remove the modem and connect again.

Have anyone tried the E220 on the new Ubuntu 12.10? Does it work without such problems?

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Just installed 12.04 LTS and the modem works fine. – PasanW Dec 2 '12 at 13:50
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This is modem is supported in Ubuntu 12.10, according to Wikipedia. Please visit this link, which could be helpful for you.

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