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Old 26th November 2009, 12:54 PM
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Fedora11 - Huawei E169 USB modem not recognized

Hi,

I am trying to get a Vodafone USB modem to work - Huawei K3765 (which is a rebranded E169).
It's supposed to be recognized by the kernel and just added through Network Manager, but - no luck.
I also installed vodafone-mobile connect from here: https://forge.betavine.net/frs/?group_id=12 (as well as the other packages). What happens when I start it - it doesn't see the modem.
It's seen as a CD drive, and clicking "eject", "unmount" or "remove safely" on it doesn't help - it disappears, then several seconds later appears as a CD drive again.

Any ideas?
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Old 26th November 2009, 11:45 PM
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Hello Pavka, I notice you're running F11, but I believe that the latest Network Manager has "native" mobile connection functionality, without having to use the vodafone-mobile connect, which may have added drivers that are causing problems (?) , especially if you are certain that the kernel should recognize the modem. You may want to uninstall the vodafone software, and have a look at a manual that I prepped to help setting up a mobile connection with Network Manager in F12, if the functionality is not there in your version, you may want to consider upgrading to F12 - which is great!

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=234744

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Old 27th November 2009, 12:20 AM
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Well, I installed the Vodafone connection manager because NetworkManager didn't recognize the modem.
F11 also has "Mobile broadband" in NetworkManager, the problem is not there - it's the fact that the modem gets recognized as a CD and there's no way to change that.
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Old 27th November 2009, 12:38 AM
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I have been using an E169 with Fedora for a number of versions and in some it gets recognised as a cd / external drive but that doesn't stop it working, I have always been able to plug it in and have it work. This suggests to me that it may not be a standard E169 but the new number signifies a change to the modem's firmware.

F12 does have some improvements in setting up mobile broadband but they need to be recognised first. You will need to look at the output to lsusb and see what happens when you plug it in.
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Old 27th November 2009, 01:59 AM
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lsusb
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 12d1:1520 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

lsusb -v -d 12d1:1520
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 12d1:1520 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Device Descriptor:
bLength 18
bDescriptorType 1
bcdUSB 2.00
bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
bDeviceSubClass 0
bDeviceProtocol 0
bMaxPacketSize0 64
idVendor 0x12d1 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
idProduct 0x1520
bcdDevice 0.00
iManufacturer 3 HUAWEI Technology
iProduct 2 HUAWEI Mobile
iSerial 0
bNumConfigurations 1
Configuration Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 2
wTotalLength 32
bNumInterfaces 1
bConfigurationValue 1
iConfiguration 1 Huawei Configuration
bmAttributes 0xe0
Self Powered
Remote Wakeup
MaxPower 500mA
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 0
bAlternateSetting 0
bNumEndpoints 2
bInterfaceClass 8 Mass Storage
bInterfaceSubClass 6 SCSI
bInterfaceProtocol 80 Bulk (Zip)
iInterface 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
bInterval 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x01 EP 1 OUT
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
bInterval 0
Device Qualifier (for other device speed):
bLength 10
bDescriptorType 6
bcdUSB 2.00
bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
bDeviceSubClass 0
bDeviceProtocol 0
bMaxPacketSize0 64
bNumConfigurations 1
Device Status: 0x0001
Self Powered

usb_modeswitch -v 0x12d1 -p 0x1520 -H
Looking for default devices ...
Found default devices (1)
Accessing device 004 on bus 002 ...
Using endpoints 0x01 (out) and 0x81 (in)
Inquiring device details; driver will be detached ...
Looking for active driver ...
OK, driver found ("usb-storage")
OK, driver "usb-storage" detached

Received inquiry data (detailed identification)
-------------------------
Vendor String: Vodafone
Model String: CD ROM (Huawei)
Revision String: 2.31
-------------------------

Device description data (identification)
-------------------------
Manufacturer: HUAWEI Technology
Product: HUAWEI Mobile
Serial No.: not provided
-------------------------
Sending Huawei control message ...
OK, Huawei control message sent
-> Run lsusb to note any changes. Bye.

And then lsusb again:
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 12d1:1520 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

e.g. - no change. It doesn't show as a CD-ROM, but it's not seen as a modem either (in NetworkManager or umtsmon).

Last edited by pavka; 27th November 2009 at 02:02 AM.
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Old 27th November 2009, 02:49 AM
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Mine shows as a USB modem

Bus 004 Device 006: ID 12d1:1001 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E620 USB Modem

lsusb -v -d 12d1:1001

Bus 004 Device 006: ID 12d1:1001 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E620 USB Modem
Device Descriptor:
bLength 18
bDescriptorType 1
bcdUSB 1.10
bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
bDeviceSubClass 0
bDeviceProtocol 0
bMaxPacketSize0 64
idVendor 0x12d1 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
idProduct 0x1001 E620 USB Modem
bcdDevice 0.00
iManufacturer 1
iProduct 2
iSerial 1
bNumConfigurations 1
Configuration Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 2
wTotalLength 108
bNumInterfaces 4
bConfigurationValue 1
iConfiguration 0
bmAttributes 0xa0
(Bus Powered)
Remote Wakeup
MaxPower 500mA
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 0
bAlternateSetting 0
bNumEndpoints 3
bInterfaceClass 255 Vendor Specific Class
bInterfaceSubClass 255 Vendor Specific Subclass
bInterfaceProtocol 255 Vendor Specific Protocol
iInterface 3
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
bmAttributes 3
Transfer Type Interrupt
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0010 1x 16 bytes
bInterval 128
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x82 EP 2 IN
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes
bInterval 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x02 EP 2 OUT
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes
bInterval 0
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 1
bAlternateSetting 0
bNumEndpoints 2
bInterfaceClass 255 Vendor Specific Class
bInterfaceSubClass 255 Vendor Specific Subclass
bInterfaceProtocol 255 Vendor Specific Protocol
iInterface 3
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x84 EP 4 IN
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes
bInterval 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x03 EP 3 OUT
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes
bInterval 0
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 2
bAlternateSetting 0
bNumEndpoints 2
bInterfaceClass 255 Vendor Specific Class
bInterfaceSubClass 255 Vendor Specific Subclass
bInterfaceProtocol 255 Vendor Specific Protocol
iInterface 3
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x85 EP 5 IN
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes
bInterval 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x05 EP 5 OUT
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes
bInterval 0
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 3
bAlternateSetting 0
bNumEndpoints 2
bInterfaceClass 8 Mass Storage
bInterfaceSubClass 6 SCSI
bInterfaceProtocol 80 Bulk (Zip)
iInterface 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x83 EP 3 IN
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes
bInterval 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x04 EP 4 OUT
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes
bInterval 0

I don't know how that helps you but I hope something is useful
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Old 27th November 2009, 03:15 AM
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Bus 004 Device 006: ID 12d1:1001 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E620 USB Modem

It's a different model :-(
Mine is E169.
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Old 27th November 2009, 03:36 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pavka View Post
Bus 004 Device 006: ID 12d1:1001 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E620 USB Modem

It's a different model :-(
Mine is E169.
So is mine, just reports itself as something else, this is not unusual. Back panel says E169 HSDPA USB stick
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Old 27th November 2009, 04:15 AM
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Back panel of mine says:
Model: K3765
HSPA USB Stick

I looked it up, found out it's a re-branded E169.
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Old 27th November 2009, 05:08 AM
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It might be worth trying F12, a live cd if you prefer, and see if it is recognised there. I understand new modem are being added.
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Old 27th November 2009, 07:00 AM
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Tried Fedora12 Live CD (i686) on the laptop - same story :-(
The modem is seen as a CD and remains so - I click "Eject" or "Safely Remove", it disappears, then 10 seconds later appears again as a CD.
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Old 1st December 2009, 12:08 AM
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Have a look at the following page, it has a lot of information regarding supported devices, firmwares, and what to do if you have drivers, and yet not recognized modem.

http://live.gnome.org/NetworkManager/MobileBroadband

partial quote:

Huawei

Most Huawei devices are handled automatically by the kernel. If the 'option' driver which handles Huawei devices lacks the USB IDs of your device, the correct solution is to add those IDs to the kernel driver by submitting a patch to your distribution's bugzilla or Linux Kernel Mailing List. If your device is not yet recognized, you can eject the fake driver CD with usb_modeswitch, and bind the generic usbserial driver manually to the device (see below).

Option

Option devices require usb_modeswitch to eject the fake driver CD.

ZTE

A simple "eject" on the CD device (ie, /dev/sr1) is sufficient to reset the devices to modem mode, but this can also be accomplished automatically with usb_modeswitch. "


I have a driver, but NetworkManager doesn't find my device

NetworkManager probes modems automatically to determine their capabilities. NetworkManager 0.7.x only probes known mobile broadband drivers to avoid interfering with non-3G serial devices. That does *not* include the generic usbserial driver, because it most often drives non-3G devices. To probe modems that are driven by usbserial with NetworkManager 0.7.x, edit the /lib/udev/rules.d/77-nm-probe-modem-capabilities.rules file and change the line:

DRIVERS=="option|sierra|hso|cdc_acm|qcserial|moto-modem", GOTO="probe"

to

DRIVERS=="option|sierra|hso|cdc_acm|qcserial|moto-modem|usbserial_generic", GOTO="probe"

and replug your modem. NetworkManager should then see it. If that still does not allow NetworkManager to find your modem, your modem may not yet be supported. Please file a bug and report the 'lsusb' output and other details of your device. "
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Old 2nd December 2009, 12:25 PM
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Similar here. I'm a new user using F12 and have a E169 with Virgin Mobile.

I booted up for the first time, configured the modem and surfed the internet sucessfully. About 20 minutes in I was notified that a CD was found and the modem device disappeared from Network Manager. After that it could only be recognized as a CD.

Also I've been playing around with Ubuntu Karmic as well (and openSuse!) and over there it's got a 300+ thread discussing their Huawei problems. That's due to a kernel bug(s) and it actually doesn't work at all on the fresh install.

Could be a kernel problem with F12 too?

On Windows it comes up as USB storage but works fine.

Edit: And have just read the post ^. Will try and follow that.

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Old 2nd December 2009, 12:40 PM
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On my F12 KDE the Optus E169 is seen as a cd but works fine. Only problem I have is if it disconnects I need to pull it out and plug it back in before it will works again.
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Is there any possibility to use a Huawei E1692 on fc9? Can u help me please? Thank u.
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