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Old 12-05-2011, 06:07 AM   #1
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Install a huawei 3g modem on Backtrack 5

I called my service provider and they told me that my kernel version 2.6.38 cannot support a modem. Is it true or is there anyone who has installed a modem? I have two E160 and E1750 modems.
Somebody help me with the commands on how to install please I cannot do anything without internet.
I am using a desktop PC
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Open a terminal with the modem plugged in and use the command "lsusb". Look for a listing of the modem as a device in the form, ID xxxx:xxxx. Go to the Internet, search with the ID number to find out how this device is supported in linux, and how to get the dial-up to your Internet service provider with linux .

You probably need to use USB_ModeSwitch, and probably need to compile it yourself for it to work with your kernel. There is help, information, and a forum at the Draisberghof site.

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