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    Modeswitch for the Huawei E5830

    I struggle with the Huawei E5830 and usb_modeswitch - actually I am not sure whether I struggle more with the Huawei device or modeswitch.

    What I found out so far:
    Under Linux the device has (before modeswitch) the vendor id 12d1 and the product id 1446.

    Under Windows the device has (after it is recognized as UMTS modem) the vendor id 12d1 and the product id 1401


    I tried the following command for modeswitch in Linux:
    'usb_modeswitch -v 0x12d1 -p 0x1446 -V 0x 12d1 -P 0x1401'

    modeswitch gives me the following result:
    'Looking for target devices ...
    Found devices in target mode or class (1)
    Looking for default devices ...
    No default device found. Is it connected? Bye.'

    What am I doing wrong and does anybody have any suggestions. Do I need additional information for the Huawei E5830 and how can I get the information? Or am I using usb_modeswitch the wrong way?


    I also tried to use the 'usb_modeswitch.conf' file as following:

    ########################################
    # Huawei E5830

    DefaultVendor= 0x12d1
    DefaultProduct= 0x1446

    TargetVendor= 0x12d1
    TargetProduct= 0x1401


    Still no success. I think some parameter is missing and I do not know how to identify it.

    Any hint that could help me is welcome. Thank you in advance

    Sven
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    Re: Modeswitch for the Huawei E5830

    With my UMTS device, I just right click on device and "eject", then it shows up in network manager..

    (under 9.10)

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    Re: Modeswitch for the Huawei E5830

    What is your UMTS device? It's not the E5380.

    I also found out that the E5380 changes the mode automatically. When connecting with the computer it first has the ids 12d1:1446, after it is switched on and logged to the network it automatically has the ids 12d1:1401. Therefore usb_modeswitch is not necessary.
    Toshiba Tecra A11 running Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit and Virtual Box with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (work horse)
    Asus 1015E running Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit (travel machine)
    Asus EeeBox EB1033 running Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit (media center)

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    Re: Modeswitch for the Huawei E5830

    Mine is a ZTE MF626.

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    Re: Modeswitch for the Huawei E5830

    so we are not talking about this device are we?

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Unlocked-HUAW...item2a0532fee8

    THe Huawei E5830 modem that is called MiFi-WiFi;

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    Re: Modeswitch for the Huawei E5830

    Yes, pdc, we are talking about the E5830 as shown on ebay. In my last post I wrong way, the way it is written in the headline is right.
    Toshiba Tecra A11 running Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit and Virtual Box with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (work horse)
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