Hello dearest community,

I am learning to use Ubuntu Server, so all my setting will be done in command line. If I use Ubuntu Desktop, well, my modem will be automatically detected, and I am up and running in a second. But because I use Ubuntu Server, I must done everything manually.

I already know that I must use wvdial to initiate the modem connection process. But, the problem is, my EVDO modem (Huawei EC-1260 2) is not detected as /dev/ttyUSB0.

So the wdial won't run.

Is there any solution for this? Thanks

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    Try run lsusb to see if it gets detected. – Anonymous Dec 13 '11 at 19:53
  • Hi @Anonymous, it's detected fine. It said, something like "Huawei HSDPA Modem". But it didn't show up in the /dev/ttyUSB0, so I can't run wdial. any help? – swdev Dec 14 '11 at 2:09
  • @swdev - what version of ubuntu are you using? – fossfreedom Dec 16 '11 at 11:01
  • do you have the usb-modeswitch and usb-modeswitch-data pakages installed ? – kosaidpo Dec 16 '11 at 11:26
  • @fossfreedom 11.10, oneiric. the latest one. – swdev Dec 16 '11 at 13:44

I suggest trying this answer to a different question. The model is very similar to yours.

How to configure TATA Photon+ EC1261 HUAWEI

You can check the numbers from the lsusb output match (12d1 and 1446) to be sure that it's the same hardware inside the dongle.

You can ignore the bit in that answer about Network Manager, hopefully just doing the usb modeswitch bit will poke the modem into showing it's tty device.

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    I think this is the correct answer! let me try that first, after that, I am sure I'll accept your answer. The lsusb output did match. The model is EC1260-2, its predecessor I think – swdev Dec 16 '11 at 13:46

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