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Old 11-11-2008, 10:17 PM   #1
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Unhappy Running wm66 3G usb modem on linux

hello everyone please feel free to look at the link I've provided.
Also this one kit-review

This is the model I have which I would like to use on Arch Linux. Do you have any idea on how to run this? When I insert it on my machine Linux recognizes it as a mass storage device not a modem...

I would like to have a guide on how to get it to work.. Thanks in advance
Old 09-21-2009, 10:57 PM   #2
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You might want to check out usb_modeswitch. When these devices are first plugged in, they are recognized by the computer as a mass storage device (with the drivers on it). Once the drivers are loaded, they tell the device to switch from being a mass usb storage device, to a usb serial modem.

More info here

Notice that the WM66 modem shares a similar config as the Alcatel OT-X020.

Last edited by srf21c; 09-21-2009 at 11:01 PM. Reason: added note about wm66 modem


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