usb-modeswitch is a tool used to control so-called USB 'flip-flop' devices with which it is possible to change their mode to whatever their function should be (e.g. a modem), even if they are at first recognised as a usb storage device.

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Why Network Manager Can't Detect My ZTE USB 3G Modem!

I am using ubuntu 12.10. I use a ZTE USB 3G Modem to connect to internet. I connect that modem through a driver software which was provided with the modem. This modem works fine. I can browse , use ...
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How to install TP-Link MA180 on Ubuntu

I just bought the 3G Modem TP-Link MA180 and I try to install it on Ubuntu 12.10. Problem : Network Manager does not detect it. I saw on the web that usb-modeswith is supposed to handle it, but I ...
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OrthoMouse doesn't work in ubuntu 12.04

I have a OrthoMouse for carpal tunnel and the mouse pointer doesn't move at all. The buttons (right, left, wheel) work fine but i can't move the pointer. The mouse works fine in windows. I have a ...
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Alcatel X215 3G no longer works in 12.04 (no /dev/ttyUSB*)

I just upgraded my netbook from Ubuntu 11.xx to 12.04 and after that I could not use my Alcatel X215 3G modem any more. With the former version of Ubuntu, I had installed the driver-tool package from ...
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I can't get my usb modem to work (Huawei, 14.04)

I am new to Ubuntu - I just installed it yesterday and I have been having some problems. I would very much like to use my USB Mobile Broadband modem to gain access to the internet so I can do things ...
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USB security dongle doesn't get recognised in Ubuntu 12.04

I have an accounting software that runs on Windows and (as per the advice of the user support) Ubuntu. The software comes with a USB dongle which is required to run the software. My problem is that ...
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Why can't I mount my WD My Passport USB drive?

I got a WD My Passport 1TB external HD, ubuntu recognize it as a CD but cant mount it. I'm usin a PC AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ × 2, Edubuntu Presice 12.04 64-bit, 500GB HDD, ...
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Huawei e173s 3G USB dongle won't switch into modem mode

Output of lsusb | grep Huawei is Bus 003 Device 003: ID 12d1:1c0b Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E173s 3G broadband stick (modem off) I've checked if usb_modeswitch is set up properly as per ...
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Configuring Huawei E3276 modem

I'm having trouble with my mobile broadband modem (Huawei E3276) on Ubuntu 14.04. lsusb output: Bus 002 Device 024: ID 12d1:1506 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E398 LTE/UMTS/GSM Modem/Networkcard ...
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How to install Micromax 355G USB wireless modem in Ubuntu 14.04

How do I install a Micromax MMX 355G Data Card USB modem? I tried lsusb and sudo wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf, but neither of these commands detected my USB modem. I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I'm newbie ...
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Switching between 2G(GPRS) and 3G(HSUPA) on Micromax MMX377G on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Micromax MMX277G. On windows, I can select Network Type as 2G or 3G, from the GUI. However, on Ubuntu, no such GUI is present. How can i switch between Network type the modes on Ubuntu ? ...
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E1550 gsm modem does not switch to modem mode on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

My GSM modem E1550 does not switch to modem mode on connect. lsusb : ... Bus 003 Device 008: ID 12d1:1446 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E1552/E1800/E173 (HSPA modem) ... ...