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When connected to Ubuntu 12.04 D-Link DWM-156 detects it as USB storage medium but not as modem. It explored data stick in Windows and copied files "3g_modem_connect_DWM156_i386.deb" & "3g_modem_connect_DWM156_amd64.deb" files in Ubuntu and tried to execute them but none of them run. I am new in Ubuntu and don't know commands, kindly answer in simple words.

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If your Ubuntu is on 32 bits, open a Terminal (with Ctrl+Alt+T), go in the folder where you saved .deb file (cd <*folder_where_is_deb_file*>) and run next command:

sudo dpkg -i 3g_modem_connect_DWM156_i386.deb

If Ubuntu is on 64 bits, run:

sudo dpkg -i 3g_modem_connect_DWM156_amd64.deb
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If we execute sudo dpkg -i 3g_modem_connect_DWM156_i386.deb the modem will be installed. But, we can't work with or configure the settings of D-Link DWM-156 and will not get its config window....

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i have had the same problem and have found a simple way to solve the issue. please visit the below link. i have used the default usb_modeswitch itself to switch the storage mode to modem mode.

double clicking will not install the deb file for most of the users. so use dpkg command in terminal i have solved the problem and posted all etails with pictures so even begineers can easily solve the issue.

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  Eric Carvalho Jun 20 '13 at 21:29

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