so i bought this vodafone dongle K4201 I. however whenever i connect it to my laptop on ubuntu 12.10 it doesn't show any internet to connect to. i tried using the option 'create vpn connection' but the first window where its supposed to recognise the device is greyed out. i guess the drivers aren't installed on ubuntu for the dongle. so i copied the installation files given on the dongle and uploaded it here: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B-LesTcmHNFyVTZ3ZXZfMVhhNTA&usp=sharing can anyone tell me how to install it properly on ubuntu 12.10?


Run command $sudo -u root ./install.sh from folder where install.sh is stored in terminal. It installs successfully with root privileges.

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Please check your dongle's folder. It might have a Linux installation folder in it. Follow the instructions and install it. Hope it helps!

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  • yup that's the folder i uploaded on google drive. i hv provided the link in the question – Abhishek Agarwal May 18 '14 at 9:19
  • Yes I am facing the same problems with my dongle. The files in the folder do not seem to work. I found thishttp://krblogs.com/post/62519969772/airtel-4g-lte-on-linux. See if u find something similar for your make. – Ritik May 18 '14 at 13:24
  • I am facing exactly the same problems. Is your donglr ZTE or Huawei? Because ZTE dongles have a reputation of not working on Linux. Can you give me yoor dongle IP address? I will try making a GUI for connecting and disconnecting. – Ritik May 20 '14 at 5:45

I would suggest running the install.sh by either double-clicking it in Nautilus then clicking 'Run in Terminal'. Or you could bring up the Terminal (search in dash for 'Terminal') then typing ./where it is stored/install.sh. Then see what happens...

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  • umm did this got the following error: abhishek@Abhishek:~$ ./Documents/install.sh ..................start install................. *** Check for root - failed *** Please retry as root user. press any key to exit.... – Abhishek Agarwal May 18 '14 at 9:33
  • Instead of typing just ./where it is stored/install.sh please put sudo ./where it is stored/install.sh – MrTippage May 18 '14 at 9:38
  • The program requires root privelages. Make sure you got the files from a official or secure source. – MrTippage May 18 '14 at 9:39
  • yupp the files were provided in the dongle itself...what does root privelages mean exactly? – Abhishek Agarwal May 18 '14 at 9:54
  • Root means every permission on your system. Root can literally do ANYTHING. look at the comment above 'The program...' and do that.. – MrTippage May 18 '14 at 10:04

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