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  1. #41
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    Re: Vodafone Mobile Broadband USB stick K3770

    Hi Desiree,

    There really should be a better way to get this going. You can also try subscribing to the ubuntu-za mailing list. Some of the people there may be more familiar with Vodacom issues. https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-za

    Otherwise check this out

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    Re: Vodafone Mobile Broadband USB stick K3770

    I have followed this thread in some desperation, trying to get myself connected with my new K3770. My HP mini runs on Ubuntu 10.04. I followed Cre8tor's advice, checked myself using alexfish's post #30 on http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...8#post10793568. As far as I could tell, my modem did not switch, despite having all the instructions to do so. Tonight I finally installed Sakis3G:

    In Terminal, I entered the following lines successively:
    wget "http://www.sakis3g.org/versions/latest/i386/sakis3g.gz"
    echo "dda70fd95fb952dbb979af88790d3f6e sakis3g.gz" | md5sum -c
    gunzip sakis3g.gz
    chmod +x sakis3g
    ./sakis3g --interactive

    The last command opens up a window with several options. I created a shortcut to my desktop, then disconnected my working modem, connected the K3770, and waited for those double flashes of green to show that it was picked up. Then I followed the prompts to create a new connection. After it had all my information, it tried to connect and failed (can't guarantee that I gave it all the correct instructions - some questions I guessed), but I noticed that my modem finally showed an intermittent flash of blue. That inspired me to try the connection that I had previously set up on Network Manager and finally, it showed the Mobile Broadband connections as available. And connected successfully.

    An interesting observation: up to this point, if I typed lsusb into the Terminal, the K3770's target lines came up as 12d1:14d1. I checked it after I had installed Sakis, and it came up as 12d1:14c9 - so it had finally switched!

    I'm in South Africa and on Vodacom. The Sakis3G website lists all the countries and providers they're set up for: http://www.sakis3g.org/

    Good luck!

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    Re: Vodafone Mobile Broadband USB stick K3770

    Well done to karlaonlinux for getting sakis 3g running so smoothly and well; I have used it and found it excellent;

    all these usb broadband dongles are first seen as virtual CD-ROM devices; as they contain windows (and mac?) software;

    their ID needs to be "flipped" to be seen;

    increasingly the ID of many devices is built-in to distros; so the distro will auto-flip as a background function;

    before that; the means to flip was:

    usb_modeswitch it is the means par excellence to do this (run from S Africa I think?)

    http://www.draisberghof.de/usb_modeswitch/

    so:

    1) some usb dongles are auto-recognised when you plug them in
    2) if not, download and install usb_modeswitch (details on the above)

    or
    3) sakis 3g contains usb_modeswitch and other magic as a dialler
    4) betavine; for vodafone only; contains usb_modeswitch and is yet another alternative dialler to NetworkManager

    the device that started this thread IS LISTED in usb_modeswitch; it is there;it is recognised; it exists;

    # Vodafone/Huawei K3770
    ATTRS{idVendor}=="12d1", ATTRS{idProduct}=="14d1", RUN+="usb_modeswitch '%b/%k'"
    here is its entry in the usb_modeswitch data package

    nobody should need to edit anything ................
    Last edited by pdc; August 11th, 2011 at 10:14 PM.

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    Re: Vodafone Mobile Broadband USB stick K3770

    Hi.

    I'm new here and I also purchased the Vodacom K3770 in SA.
    On Windows XP it works fine, but i want to use it on Ubuntu (11.04) because I got a really old Laptop (MAXDATA 9100) and Ubuntu works way faster than XP.

    I think i read all the Threads about K3770 but I'm getting nowhere. Sometimes its to complicated and I dont know how to try the solutions (and I dont want to screw up my linux).

    My Situation is like that:
    I have XP and Ubuntu installed on my Laptop and I'm currently online on XP. My only connection is with this Stick because we haven't got any Internet here.

    When I plug in the Modem on Ubuntu, then the green Light flashes so it finds a connection. But Ubuntu only shows a "CD" with Windows and Mac Drivers on it.

    I installed Sakis3g and tried everything there. Switching Modem (which works without Error, but doenst help) and setting up 3g Connctions.
    When I set up a 3g Connection it shows The Huawai Vodacom stick but then it writes "Error: Couldnt find Device" (or something like that, I dont remember exactly). So it doesnt work at all.

    In the Network Manager (I hope thats the correct name, I got a German Ubuntu) it doesnt find a Modem Device at all.

    What should I do? (Plz step by step help, because I'm new to Ubuntu, I only now the basics.. root, sudo, ls, cd, ...)

    PLEASE help me, because I tried Ubuntu and i really like it and I dont wanna switch back to Windows, but if that doesn't work i have to. Ubuntu does everything so easy and it's working so nice, but in that case I can't go without Windows.

    Sry for my English, I'm from Austria and a Voluntary in SA, so my English isn't that good.

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    Re: Vodafone Mobile Broadband USB stick K3770

    with the modem plugged in, can you open a terminal:

    go to the Accessories section of the menu, and find Terminal;

    if you get it opened, type

    lsusb
    and hit the ENTER key

    tell us if the modem shows as

    12d1:14d1
    or

    12d1:14c9
    .........if you have sakis3g installed, it should flip the K3770 so it is seen as a modem ..............

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    Re: Vodafone Mobile Broadband USB stick K3770

    Hello everyone,

    I have been reading into the usb_modeswitch documentation here:
    http://www.draisberghof.de/usb_modeswitch/#usage

    i'm using ubuntu 11.04

    i followed cre8or's procedure to add the K3770 to udev rules file
    and creating the configuration files and nothing happens automatically

    i realized that the usb id only changes when i explicitly run usb_modeswitch -c /etc/usb_modeswitch.conf

    the documentation says that the usb_modeswitch.conf file is a global configuration file which is used for logging or enable/disabling switching all together
    "a global config file to enable extensive logging when troubleshooting, or to disable switching alltogether (mostly to access the install part of devices)"

    the interesting part is here:

    this is where it all happens:
    /usr/share/usb_modeswitch - a folder containing the individual setup information files per device, named according to the IDs and possibly further identity tokens (to resolve known ambiguities). If your device ID shows up in one of the file names, chances are your device is supported even if the model or brand does not match.

    i added the 12d1:14d1 file created earlier to the config.tar.gz residing under /usr/share/usb_modeswitch and now it switches automatically when i insert the usb stick...

    thanks Cre8or for the enormous effort

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    Re: Vodafone Mobile Broadband USB stick K3770

    @pdc

    I tried it but it wouldnt switch.. it says "Modem switched" but it didnt switch. :/

    I copied it on a USB Stick so you can see it yourself.
    PHP Code:
    //before
    dominik@dom:~$ lsusb
    Bus 004 Device 002
    ID 0483:0321 SGS Thomson Microelectronics 
    Bus 004 Device 001
    ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001
    ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001
    ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003
    ID 12d1:14d1 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
    Bus 001 Device 002ID 1e3d:2092  
    Bus 001 Device 001
    ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

    //"Modem switched" 
    dominik@dom:~$ lsusb
    Bus 004 Device 002
    ID 0483:0321 SGS Thomson Microelectronics 
    Bus 004 Device 001
    ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001
    ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001
    ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003
    ID 12d1:14d1 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
    Bus 001 Device 002ID 1e3d:2092  
    Bus 001 Device 001
    ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub 
    So it didnt switched..
    what can i do do make it switch?

    edit: I used the GUI for Sakis3g.. if that matters..
    Last edited by SA_LinuxNewb; August 27th, 2011 at 01:29 PM.

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    Re: Vodafone Mobile Broadband USB stick K3770

    you should try to add the configuration file 12d1:14d1 to the configPack.tgz file.

    did Sakis work straight away without the switching?

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    Re: Vodafone Mobile Broadband USB stick K3770

    @sherif.louis:
    did u mean me?

    where can i find the how-to for adding the configuration file?
    Last edited by SA_LinuxNewb; August 27th, 2011 at 06:21 PM.

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    Re: Vodafone Mobile Broadband USB stick K3770

    Hi all

    Natty user please follow this
    Re: Natty, known bugs, fixes and work arounds
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...8&postcount=30

    then follow the instructions for the usb_modeswitch.d files and how to add the rule
    using the files supplied by cre8tor post #30 . can possible ignore the .conf file
    This will also may apply if users have downloaded the latest data pack from the debian repos
    please note the files listed at the site (
    /lib/udev/rules.d/40-usb_modeswitch.rules
    /usr/share/bug/usb-modeswitch-data/presubj
    /usr/share/doc/usb-modeswitch-data/NEWS.Debian.gz
    /usr/share/doc/usb-modeswitch-data/README.Debian
    /usr/share/doc/usb-modeswitch-data/README.gz
    /usr/share/doc/usb-modeswitch-data/changelog.Debian.gz
    /usr/share/doc/usb-modeswitch-data/changelog.gz
    /usr/share/doc/usb-modeswitch-data/copyright
    /usr/share/usb_modeswitch/configPack.tar.gz
    I still recommend installing sakis3g, probably still one of the best scripts for detecting and switching the modem ,and often connects when Network Manager can't

    regards

    alexfish
    Last edited by alexfish; August 27th, 2011 at 07:33 PM. Reason: udated post
    Two tin cans are better than an iphone

    http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_2067160_ma...hone.html?cr=1

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