I have an Opticon iCon 225 USB modem (GPRS/HSDPA) which I'm currently trying to get running on my laptop.
Running Fedora 9 on a 188.8.131.52-45.fc9.i686 kernel.
From what I've read, after plugging in, a new type of connection should appear in NetworkManager. Nothing like that happens, all I get is a window displaying the contents of the modem's built-in memory. Dmesg output is a mystery to me:
usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 3
usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
scsi3 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=0af0, idProduct=6971
usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 2-1: Product: Globetrotter HSDPA Modem
usb 2-1: Manufacturer: Option N.V.
usb 2-1: SerialNumber: Serial Number
usb-storage: device found at 3
usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
usb-storage: device scan complete
scsi 3:0:0:0: CD-ROM ZCOPTION HSDPA Modem 3.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
sr1: scsi-1 drive
sr 3:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr1
sr 3:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 5
ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 1
ISOFS: changing to secondary root
SELinux: initialized (dev sr1, type iso9660), uses genfs_contexts
I have read about people having trouble with Linux recognizing and setting up the modem as a flash drive only, but here, dmesg seems to correctly recognize it as a modem. Still, NetworkManager shows only wlan networks. How should I get this modem up and running?
I have to admit I'm completely new to this stuff, never had to set up any modem at all - since my whole life was wlan/wired based
I hope you guys help me out a bit, thanks in advance!