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    Cannot connect to the internet with Huawei USB modem

    Hi there,

    Can someone please advise what I should do after this error message;

    Error mounting /dev/sr1 at /media/john/Virgin Mobile: Command-line `mount -t "iso9660" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,io charset=utf8,mode=0400,dmode=0500" "/dev/sr1" "/media/john/Virgin Mobile"' exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: special device /dev/sr1 does not exist

    I have had a look at sr1;

    cd /dev
    ls -l sr1

    brw-rw----+ 1 root cdrom 11, 1 Aug 16 16:02 sr1

    I have tried (successfully) to connect using a different laptop running Windoze XP.
    I can connect to the net using wireless (tethered through my phone).
    I have tried (multiple times) to reconfigure my wireless settings and make a new connection.
    I have tried (unsuccesfully) using Linux Mint (booted from a CD) on both of my laptops.

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    Cheers!!
    Last edited by jwkungfu; August 19th, 2013 at 08:20 AM. Reason: Solved with a little help from my friend.

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    Re: Cannot connect to the internet with Huawei USB modem

    Please see my original post below before reading this post (Thanks!)

    john@john-Satellite-Pro-L650:/dev$ sudo chmod +777 sr1
    [sudo] password for john:
    john@john-Satellite-Pro-L650:/dev$ ls -l sr1
    brwxrwxrwx+ 1 root cdrom 11, 1 Aug 16 16:32 sr1
    john@john-Satellite-Pro-L650:/dev$ getfacl sr1
    # file: sr1
    # owner: root
    # group: cdrom
    user::rwx
    user:john:rw-
    group::rw-
    mask::rwx
    other::rwx

    I guess the USB modem is read only...?

    I had the internet working fine until this problem came up...
    Last edited by jwkungfu; August 16th, 2013 at 07:43 AM.

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    Re: Cannot connect to the internet with Huawei USB modem

    Edit Connections...
    (Select your Internet connection) Edit
    PPP Settings
    Authentication
    [Configure Methods]
    Untick all 'EXCEPT' PAP
    OK

    Try again!

    Good luck!

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