Mobile Broadband

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phillipchandler
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Mobile Broadband

Post by phillipchandler » 2011/07/11 14:24:41

Hi Everyone.

Im looking at downloading and installing centos 6. But just a quick question.

Ive got a mobile broadband dongle on the "Three" network. Its a Huawei made dongle for Three, and Id wondered if Centos 6 had mobile broadband yet ?

Ive tried others and the results are wierd, some see the dongle and love it, some see my ZTE F102 mobile phone with the 3g sim, but a few just dont have mobile broadband yet.

Thanks
Phillip

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Mobile Broadband

Post by TrevorH » 2011/07/11 19:48:40

I haven't used a mobile dongle myself but a few people have reported them working on CentOS 5 so I would expect C6 to be better. For some of them you have to use a utility called usb-modeswitch as they initially present themselves as a CD drive which contains drivers (for that _other_ o/s) and it needs a kick to make it present its modem personality. There's an rpm installed on my C6 called mobile-broadband-provider-info-1.20100122-1.el6.noarch which contains worldwide details of lots of ISPs.

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Re: Mobile Broadband

Post by phillipchandler » 2011/07/11 20:03:51

Hi TrevorH.

Thanks for replying. usb-modeswitch and mobile-broadband thingy file are the two thats needed, so good to hear that they are included.

Under Windows, the driver installer auto starts and installs for windows. So Im gonna download centos6 tomorrow and give it a try.

Thanks for your help.
Phillip

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Re: Mobile Broadband

Post by TrevorH » 2011/07/11 20:31:34

Well I just checked and usb-modeswitch is not there but I do see a /lib/udev/modem-modeswitch and a /lib/udev/rules.d/61-option-modem-modeswitch.rules which contains a list of USB vendor/device ids but only one of those is Huawei's 0x12d1. There's lots of 0x0af0's, and one each of 0x05c6, 0x12d1 and 0x19d2.

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