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Old 06-30-2008, 01:21 PM   #1
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Smile usb modem in ubuntu

Hello everyone..

I have dual boot of windows xp and ubuntu,I am using internet through a usb modem
(reliance zte MG 880) in windows xp.How can i use this usb modem in ubuntu??

Old 06-30-2008, 01:32 PM   #2
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Wink usb modemz...

if you get an answer, please fwd when u get it working as i am using bsd which doesnt support it so im stuck using windoze-xp to use my sierra mobile (sprint) - only supported on win-tel.

i heard that it may work on ubuntu or maybe fedora...? any truth to that ?

Old 07-14-2008, 07:38 AM   #3
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Ok, I did this about a week back for Reliance Netconnect . Maybe it will work for your model as well.

Instead of the old hag wvdial, I use KPPP for connecting. You will be able to configure it looking at the above page and it gives you graphs and all that as well.
Also, I didn't need to load the module each time in Hardy Heron hence I don't use the script.
I will put up a detailed tutorial for setting it up very soon.
Old 06-11-2009, 09:24 AM   #4
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i am using a ZTE modem on

ubuntu jaunty


i added the vendor id and product id to the menu.1st file

also when i log in the

#tail -f /var/log/messages shows my modem is attached to ttyUSB0

here is the problem-->


it is unable to detect my modem on any serial port or on ttyUSB0<*1>

i am typing this from windows

my ubuntu box is offline

any suggestions will be appreciated

well after checking from proc devices i came to know that productid=fff6 is zte recognised as storage device onto ttyUSB0.when i do usb mode switch the proc devices recognises it as cdma modem (id=fff1) but detatches itself from ttyUSB0..where does it get attaches /var/log/messages just tells it is getting detatched..any hints please

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