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Old 08-26-2013, 09:57 AM   #1
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how to get my usb dongle HUAWEI E1732 recognised by ubuntu 12.04 as a modem


i am currently using ubuntu 12.04 LTS but unable to get my E1732 HUAWEI dongle recognised by it..also ls -l /dev/ttyUSB* yeilds me no such file or directory. kindly help..

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Old 08-26-2013, 10:07 AM   #2
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i am currently using ubuntu 12.04 LTS but unable to get my E1732 HUAWEI dongle recognised by it..also ls -l /dev/ttyUSB* yeilds me no such file or directory. kindly help..
Please use the LQ Search function, or Google. This has been asked (and answered), many, MANY times.

Run usb_modeswitch. It will 'flip' the device from CD-ROM/USB storage mode, into modem mode. From there, use Network Manager to configure your connection. If you don't have usb_modeswitch, you can install it through the Ubuntu package manager.
 
Old 08-26-2013, 10:20 AM   #3
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I once was lucky with just "eject /dev/usbname" to get the device into modem mode. Also this is dunno 3-5 years pass.
 
Old 08-26-2013, 12:36 PM   #4
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i have usb-modeswitch already installed but still i cannot find it in the network manager.
 
Old 08-26-2013, 01:24 PM   #5
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i have usb-modeswitch already installed but still i cannot find it in the network manager.
Ok...so did you RUN usb_modeswitch?? Unless you execute the command, it won't 'flip' the device.
 
Old 08-26-2013, 02:27 PM   #6
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did you mean after installing usb-modeswitch...i need to open the terminal and type the command usb_modeswitch..???
 
Old 08-26-2013, 04:56 PM   #7
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did you mean after installing usb-modeswitch...i need to open the terminal and type the command usb_modeswitch..???
Yes...the very obvious step after INSTALLING a program, is the need to RUN IT. Until you actually execute the program, it won't do anything.
 
Old 09-02-2013, 03:28 PM   #8
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thanks for your reply. i finally got my modem recognised by linux.
 
  


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