How to configure Tata Photon+ USB Modem Huawei EC156 on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat. It is not getting detected in network manager nor in media. Is there any way out to configure and use internet with the modem on ubuntu 10.10 .


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try this:

    sudo apt-get install usb-modeswitch

These sticks come with a ZeroCD setup. When you first plug it it, you only see it as a pendrive for windows drivers. But the kernel already has the drivers, but not the information, that it needs a switch. This package solves the problem.


i think there is no difference in 10.10 Configuring Tata Photon + USB Modem Huawei EC156

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    – nanofarad
    Aug 10, 2012 at 15:55

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