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I have purchased new vodafone usb modem (ZTE K3770-z) and tried to connect it with ubuntu 11.04. But it is not automatically detected on ubuntu.

I have installed windows 7 and ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop.

To detect the modem on ubuntu I did the following steps :-

1) Connect the modem with laptop and boot the machine with windows 7 2) After detecting the modem on wndows, restarted the machine and enter into ubuntu.

Does anyone know any solution to detect the modem automatically on ubuntu?

Thanks in advance.

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This question appears to be abandoned, if you are experiencing a similar issue please ask a new question with details pertaining to your problem. If you feel this question is not abandoned, please flag the question explaining that. I am flagging this for closure. Regards, –  Ringtail Mar 9 '12 at 1:43
@blueXrider: why would you like to close this question?.. May i know the reason ?. –  aneeshep Apr 17 '12 at 11:16
This question appears to be abandoned. No activity. No answers. meta.askubuntu.com/questions/2651/ask-ubuntu-clean-up –  Ringtail Apr 17 '12 at 14:46
@blueXrider: Ok then close it. But I am still facing this issue. let me try on 12.04. if it is not working i will post another question. is that ok?.. –  aneeshep Apr 23 '12 at 13:09
It works in 13.10? or 12.04.4? –  Braiam Feb 9 at 20:31

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open Synaptic Package Manager Type "Smartlink" into the search field in the Synaptic Package Manager and install all of smarlink package. http://www.ehow.com/how_5435902_install-modem-drivers-ubuntu.html#ixzz2BcaT8Ean it works with me very well

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Install usb-modeswitch:

sudo apt-get install usb-modeswitch

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What is it? What does it do? Why is it necessary? Why would this solve the OPs issue? Add a bit more information to the answer please, it is recommended and important. –  Bruno Pereira Mar 14 '12 at 9:51

May be late for you, but try this in your Windows 7 OS:

Go to Device ManagerUniversal Serial Bus ControllerGeneric USB Hub (right-click) → Properties → under Power Management tab, un-check "Allow the computer to turn off dis device to save power".

This may work.

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and try doing it for all devices under "Universal Serial Bus Controller"... –  Diwas Oct 25 '12 at 9:14

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