I have successfully installed mobile broadband on 12.04 before - but cannot achieve it this time!
I have a o2 (UK) mobile broadband dongle.
My lsusb shows:
T & A is, apparently, Alcatel. I'm pretty sure that the last time I used a different dongle with o2 it was Huawei.
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 1bbb:f017 T & A Mobile Phones
As we can see, the problem is that Ubuntu detects it as a mass storage device rather than mobile broadband.
94.930167] usb 3-4: new high-speed USB device number 3 using xhci_hcd
[ 94.949397] usb 3-4: New USB device found, idVendor=1bbb, idProduct=f017
[ 94.949403] usb 3-4: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=4
[ 94.949406] usb 3-4: Product: HSPA Data Card
[ 94.949408] usb 3-4: Manufacturer: USBModem
[ 94.949410] usb 3-4: SerialNumber: 1234567890ABCDEF
[ 94.955314] scsi7 : usb-storage 3-4:1.0
[ 95.954682] scsi 7:0:0:0: Direct-Access ALCATEL Mass Storage 2.31 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
[ 95.955336] scsi 7:0:0:1: CD-ROM ALCATEL Mass Storage 2.31 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
[ 95.956463] sd 7:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
[ 95.960985] sr0: scsi-1 drive
[ 95.961148] sr 7:0:0:1: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0
[ 95.961452] sr 7:0:0:1: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 5
[ 95.968021] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk
I have so far checked that usb_modeswitch is installed and edited my /etc/modules to:
However, this does not change anything. The main issue is that Network Manager does not display an option in the menu for mobile broadband. Only "wired", "wireless", and "VPN" are shown.
usbserial vendor=0x1bbb product=0xf017
I have created a new connection for the mobile broadband with the correct APN and password but his does not change anything.
How can I make Ubuntu recognise my Alcatel / o2 mobile broadband as a mobile broadband and not as a mass storage device?
I need to get the Network Manager to show the "mobile broadband" connection (as I have done on this machine before without needing to mess around with /etc/modules and suchlike).