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After a lot of searching and reading in different forums I found a solution to my problem. Please note that while the other answers didn't solve my problem, they might be helpful to others facing problems with 3G USB Modems (specially the sakis-3g script). I found my solution in this thread, which I will detail in the following: When connecting my USB ...


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This problem is subject to a bug-report Thus, until it is resolved upstream, a work around such as enabling mobile broadband on login will probably have to suffice. Credit for the answer below goes to one of the bug contributors - if you have any additional information, add your details to the bug-report. Note - the subscribers dont like "me too" answers ...


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You could do this. Network Manager can do one connection per device just fine. But even with network-manager connected to multiple things, outbound traffic will only chose one gateway. You need to bridge these gateways into a virtual tunnel and use that as the gateway. The problem is all the machinery is there (iptables, ipchains, iproute2, etc) is somewhat ...


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Actually, the phone number isn't stored on the SIM card itself, and I don't think a transfer is feasible. However, you can simply cut the old card to turn it into a micro-SIM. Be careful when doing it, though. Here is a nice little guide with a cutting template: http://www.redmondpie.com/how-to-convert-micro-sim-to-nano-sim-for-iphone-5/ If you want to go ...


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I have Huawei E156 HSDPA (3G) USB Stick and I did the following, also it worked for my samsung 3g mobile via usb cable. sudo apt-get install wvdial after installing wvdial type following lines in terminal to edit wvdial.conf sudo gedit /etc/wvdial.conf Paste into your editor, the following lines: [Dialer name] Modem Type = Analog Modem Phone = *99# ...


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Does a small USB stick exist which has built in 3g or 4g, and can be plugged into any computers usb port to boot into linux giving you internet access using the 3g or 4g built into the USB stick which booted linux? I am somewhat confused by the fact that this question is so short and still has a bounty on it. The short answer is; yes. There are 3G/4G ...


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Mode-switching – method one Thanks to OdyX (who maintains usb-modeswitch) this is the simplest method. Open a terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) and type: sudo apt-get install usb-modeswitch usb-modeswitch-data Mode-switching – method two On inserting the device, if you open a terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) and type dmesg ...


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I configured a ZTE USB modem in Ubuntu while in Mali, but it was exactly like the Huawei ETS2055 (it's on MaliTel's CDMA towers), except for having a different Vendor ID/Product ID. I found your device on a forum thread, but I'll try to give you steps to get roughly any USB modem working in Ubuntu using your modem as an example: Execute lsusb in the ...


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I have another easy solution for this if anybody out there is still looking for it. In most of the cases, the mobile broadband connection, for example from above question "Airtel connection" is set to connect automatically. So the only thing left to do is check "Enable Mobile Broadband" to make it connect. But we usually have to do it manually after every ...


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When you connect using ubuntu network manager aplet i think it's automaticaly switch form 3G to Edge eventhough network will be disconnected for a while. if you want such us standalone network manager like sierra wireless watcher or huawei mobile partner you can use application named UMTSMON, you can monitor the signal, choose the network type, even send ...


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If you don't have a micro SD card or other storage connected via this device then just remove the device. The file manager may just be confused and tries to sync to the read only memory part of the device, which of course will fail. Just handle this device like a mouse or other non storage USB peripherals. You don't try to safely remove them, because there ...


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That's unfortunately how some 3G dongles work. If the serial port is closed, they essentially need to be reset back to a poweron mode. This might be possible to do using the "Enable mobile broadband" option in nm-applet by deselecting and selecting it again. Otherwise, it may need to be modeswitched again, in which case it may be simple to disconnect it from ...


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I have to give thanks to @inhuman4 from the USB_ModeSwitch forums for figuring this one out. Basically, the modem acts like a USB key until a certain code is sent to it. This code is device specific and Ubuntu uses usb_modeswitch to switch the mode on the modem from key to modem. For the time being to add support for Rogers Nokia CS-18 rocketstick users ...


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Vodafone used to offer an application for linux itself, i never used it so i don't know the exact functionality. Right now the site seems to be down for maintenance but you should be able to reach it again in a few hours i guess: http://www.vodafonebetavine.net/web/linux_drivers Edit: Found a link with description and pictures it definitely supports SMS ...


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Assuming that you already have a computer running Ubuntu (connected to internet via 3G) and a working wifi card, the procedure to share the 3G internet with other computers is very easy. After you connect to the internet, right click on the network manager icon on system tray and click on "Create Wireless Network." Follow the on screen instructions and ...


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So after some more research the answer seems to be this product: http://www.edimax.co.uk/en/produce_detail.php?pd_id=352&pl1_id=1&pl2_id=77 As it says in the description: Internet tethering via iPhone, HTC, Blackberry, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, and other smart phone It is a neat little thing as it comes with a battery and also runs of a ...


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You can resolve this by: (a.) Plugging in a USB WiFi adapter to your Dell laptop, or using its inbuilt WiFi capability, OR (b.) Finding the correct USB mode-switch settings, so that it (your USB device) switches back to being a modem (and not just a storage device). Some Background: Back in Windows-land, someone had the 'bright' idea that, as all ...


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Yes. From the Ubuntu Edge project page... The Ubuntu Edge is an open device, not locked to any particular network. It works in all countries that provide GSM/3G/LTE-based network services. It will also support the two LTE standards to provide 4G mobile broadband connectivity around the world


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I was experiencing this problem for my E220 on Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04 as well. It works sometimes and sometimes the "just keeps on and on for a long time and then say I'm offline" thing happens. So to connect I have to do things like unplugging and re plugging the dongle, restarting the machine etc. But now Huawei offers a Linux version of its Mobile ...


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AFIK the "permanent solution" is to chedk hardware compatibility lists before you buy. Many wireless usb cards list compatibility with linux on the box. I also check the return policy before I buy. My local computer shop (the one I deal with) knows I use Linux, so they allow me to test before I buy.


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Tested on my Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS PC: First, add the following lines to the /etc/udev/rules.d/14-olicardmodules.rules file (you will need superuser privileges to edit it):   ATTRS{idVendor}=="0b3c",ATTRS{idProduct}=="c004",RUN+="/sbin/modprobe usbserial vendor=0x0b3c product=0xc004" ...


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I don't think Ubuntu has an auto-run functionality of its own. Only auto-mount and show the drive in the file explorer. Wine might have some sort of setting for that, though. I know you can add CD-ROM drives to it. So maybe you could add this drive to it. Do you just need to do the same thing the auto-run would do, however? You can usually just look at the ...


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Just to clarify, it would appear that this device needs to be passed through usb_modeswitch twice. See here for details. There is currently no way to tell usb_modeswitch to run twice, so you need to do it manually for the second pass.


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The same started happening to me yesterday, and it seems that a restart of the modem-manager solves the problem. Try to run in a terminal window the following: sudo killall -9 modem-manager I found it on the following site: http://bugs.rosalinux.ru/show_bug.cgi?format=multiple&id=1792 For me the modem-manager was automatically restarted. You can ...


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Open terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T and write this code:- sudo gedit /etc/modules Press enter It will ask for your password, put it and press enter then write these lines usbserial press enter option press enter Save the file and close gedit. Now restart your system. After it open terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T and write sudo modprobe ...


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3G-dongles are known to draw quite some power. Maybe your computer is not able to deliver enough power so your 3G-dongle (which may be marginal) the quits. (or the USB-port power circuit may be marginal and cuts after a while) It may be worth to try the 3G-dongle when it is connected to a powered USB hub. It may be worth to try NOT connecting to the 3G ...


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If the modem disappears from the Network Manager applet, once automatically disconnected: It usually happens due to poor signal strength or wrecked USB ports. Try plugging the 3g dongle to a USB port you've rarely used. Run sudo pkill modem-manager if you want to re-detect the dongle. If the problem still exists: Try installing proprietary ...


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First you need to connect to internet some how beause some packages need to be installed. I had similar issue with my tatadocomo3g dongle. So I connected to internet using win7 and downloaded sakis3g and ran it on ubuntu(I have dual boot OS with win7 and Ubuntu 13.10). You can get Sakis3g from here. Extract it and open a terminal and run sakis3g. Then ...


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I also have tatadocomo3g. I tried to install setup but it was not working properly because some packages were missing and I was not able to connect internet to dowload those also. After so much frustration I finally found alternate way using sakis3g to connect internet. I am using dual boot with Win7 and ubuntu 13.10 so I downloaded sakis3g script in win7 ...


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Some problems are solved better outside of the software, and I believe this might be one. Ive worked in the wireless sector for years, and in my mind the easiest way would be to use the backdoor in the device... for example if this is a android device its http://rwireless.blogspot.com/2009/03/hidden-menus-in-android-phone.html <--documented here.. You ...



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