How to install and work with INTEX 3.5G 7.2 Mbps (aka 普创E003) Wireless USB Datacard Modem in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? Please assist me as a beginner for Linux! Thank You Guys
INTEX 3.5g 7.2 Mbps (aka 普创E003) Wireless Modem Driver
If you're having problems with the above driver, try an old version of the same driver which uses eject instead of usb-modeswitch. Download it here:
These deb packages were built and tested on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. As these packages contain no compiled binaries,they're theoretically portable across all 32bit,64bit and other architectures and Linux distros. It's supposed to work for Debian/Ubuntu derivatives (Mint, elementaryOS, Deepin, Pinguy, Bodhi,etc). Users of other distro families (Fedora, Slackware, SUSE, Arch, Gentoo, etc.),try the generic Linux driver. Download it here:
Don't confuse this with INTEX SPEED 3G Modem (aka Linktop LW273),which is an entirely different product. INTEX SPEED 3G Installer.deb won't work for INTEX 3.5G v7.2. Refer to this thread if you're using INTEX SPEED 3G and not INTEX 3.5G v7.2.
If the driver is incompatible with your distro,or if you don't want to use these unofficial driver packages, try the Manual Method given below.
Before plugging in your modem, check the entries in your
You will find an entry named
There you will find a new entry
(In case you had no optical drive, you'll have to run
Whoa.. It has turned to
Now that you have succesfully loaded the module, the modem will be residing at
If nothing turns out, then wait. It can take anywhere from 30 seconds to a whole minute. Once you are sure that there are these ttyUSB entries in your
Thanks to GunJack for sharing this method.
IntexModem binary didn't work for me and showed strange behaviors such as ejecting the Optical Drive. So I contacted the author of the IntexModem binary - Prateek Sharma aka GunJack, who explained to me how the binary works. As per his wish, I automated the steps using udev rules and a bash script, and packaged them into a deb package for INTEX 3.5g 7.2 Mbps (aka 普创E003) Wireless Modem, which became the first version of this driver. This driver(till version 0.5),generic driver,IntexModem and the manual method uses this eject based method.
The problem is that this modem does not switch automatically from a USB storage device to a USB Modem. Here is a simple solution.
Download This File IntexModem.
Now Extract it and execute the IntexModem program. This will configure your modem to be used with Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Crunchbangnor other Debian based OS.
You will have to run this program everytime you plug in the modem. To make things simpler, you can put it in /usr/local/bin directory and run it just by typing IntexModem in a terminal.
Note:- You may have to wait 1-2 minutes for your modem to be recognised in Network Manager.