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Old 01-10-2012, 10:33 AM   #1
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usb mobile broadband modem.

Hi all, i just bought a new usb mobile broadband modem but i can't see it in /dev/ttyUSB* which my old usb modem used to be.dmesg shows it as sdb, but when i eject /dev/sdb which used to work on my older modem, it doesn't create /dev/ttyUSB* . The modem works with NetworkManager on fedora but i don't want to use NetworkManager (if possible), i normally use wvdial.
Any suggestions will be helpful ...i've install everything apart from KDE.

My modem is Huawei E353

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First, run:

Then use the product and vendor codes to run:

modprobe usbserial vendor=0x21f5 product=0x2008
this is just an example.

Then you setup a ppp connection using some tool, for example:

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Old 01-11-2012, 06:44 AM   #3
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Thanks H_TeXMeX_H, that worked


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