Recently, I bought a 3G HSDPA modem from Cell C (South Africa). it is a ZTE MF190 capable of 7.2Mbps up and 5.76Mbps down.
So anyway i noticed usb_modeswitch does not support it. The details are as follows:
before switching: 19d2:1224
after switching: 19d2:0082
So the question is how to switch this modem? which I will provide as an answer.
So how to switch the modem,
For this model, you can just eject the fake cdrom drive and the modem switches by itself.
For a terminal/script use:
if you can find another configuration file that is similar to this modem, copy that to somewhere convenient, and then edit so that it reflects the device and vendor ids for this modem. then try switching using
usb_modeswitch -c "path to config file"
With this model, the settings for the vodafone K380* modems works. The settings are in the files 19d2:1013 or 19d2:0013 in the /etc/usb_modeswitch.d/ folder for ubuntu lucid.
So just get those files, update with the details you find from lsusb for this modem and then you should be ok!
Hello everyone i'm a newbie loving the ubuntu experience. I have a problem connecting my usb modem specified in the title on a CDMA network in Ghana(expresso), I did some searching and found the usb_modeswitch.
I have downloaded the latest tar.bz2 for the program and the data package. My question do i just need to compile and install this software and my modem will out of the box like in Win7.
NB: Even in windows the autorun works only the first time the modem is plugged in, afterwards if modem is plugged in, Win7 recognises it but i have launch the GUI to be able to use the modem unlike other modems in which the GUI pops up everytime the modem is plugged in.
Take a look at this page: How do I use Expresso’s Cliq Modem in ubuntu?
try the steps in this blog connecting usb modem in ubuntu ( change the settings according to your service provider ) ...meanwhile my ZTE modem works out of the box in 10.10 and 11.04. I just have to wait 5-7 mins and enable mobile broadband and the choose a new connection appears in network manager! and this is how I connect in 10.10 and 11.04