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    How to install wireless usb modem?

    Hello,
    I've read a lot of threads and tips but nothing worked. I've been trying to connect to internet with wireless usb modem, but failed to connect. Modem is detected, but no successfull connection. Please help! Thanks.

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    Re: How to install wireless usb modem?

    First thing: in a terminal do
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    lsusb
    and post the output of that here so that people can see exactly what sort of device you are dealing with.
    Michael

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    Re: How to install wireless usb modem?

    that is because you need the dial number, username and password for your ISP. call them to tell you this and try to setup connection manually from network manager. what isp do you have and what kind of modem are we talking about?
    now, i have had an older modem witch only worked with wvdial.
    now....put the output of lsusb

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    Re: How to install wireless usb modem?

    Thanks for your response. Output of lsusb:

    Code:
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 1a2c:0027
    Bus 002 Device 004: ID 19d2:fff1 ZTE WCDMA Technologies MSM
    I've already tried stting up the connection manually with username, password and number, but connection fails.

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    Re: How to install wireless usb modem?

    Hi. Can you say for sure that this
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    Bus 002 Device 004: ID 19d2:fff1 ZTE WCDMA Technologies MSM
    is your device? Or that it isn't?
    Michael

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    Re: How to install wireless usb modem?

    Quote Originally Posted by audiomick View Post
    hi. Can you say for sure that this
    Code:
    bus 002 device 004: Id 19d2:fff1 zte wcdma technologies msm
    is your device? Or that it isn't?
    yeah thats my modem, zte is the manufacturer.

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    Re: How to install wireless usb modem?

    Try it without a username and password. None of my 3g devices have ever needed it.
    I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.

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    Re: How to install wireless usb modem?

    Have a look here, particularly at the step immediatly after selecting "add" where the author describes selecting the type of modem.

    I don't recall having to make that selection when setting up my Hauwei stick, but maybe that could help you.

    http://www.watkissonline.co.uk/wordpress/?p=4082

    Also, tell us which version of Ubuntu you are using. That might be relevant...
    Michael

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    Re: How to install wireless usb modem?

    would you like to try wvdial?
    it is not that hard...
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Di...to/SetUpDialer
    go to alternative way 1.
    and also, install wvdial.
    if wvdial doesn't see your modem, try to use setserial.
    Last edited by rrich1974; December 28th, 2012 at 03:11 PM.

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    Re: How to install wireless usb modem?

    Go to the site which the modem is from and see if there are drivers or to see if there's information on how to set it up.

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