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Huawei usb modem in Ubuntu & Linux Mint

Huawei usb modem in Ubuntu & Linux Mint

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HUAWEI (Model no. E1550) is a popular usb mobile modem in East Asian poor countries. It is a really easy to use device to connect with internet. Manufacturer of this digital product did not made any driver for linux. So, this handy usb mobile modem can not be usable in normal state in Ubuntu (Lucid Lynx) and Linux Mint (8 or 9). But we can use it downloading to little package.

There is two ways, but you can follow any of them:

First step.
You should choose one option. How do you download these packages.
  • You may download from a computer running (Linux or Windows XP) connected online.
  • Or you may download in the same computer (This computer where you want to use Huawei usb modem) connecting with other internet sucking device/system (Like Mobile phone or weired connection, broadband, wifi).
Download these two tiny package:-
Second steps.
  • Douable click on the "usb-modeswitch-data" file. Install it first.
  • Then install "usb-modeswitch" double clicking that file.
  • No need to configure to work this packages properly.
If you connect internet this machine with an other device (such with a mobile phone) then you can install "usb-modeswitch" files from "Synaptic package manager". Look at here..
download usb modem modeswitch using synaptic package manager in ubuntu and linux mintAfter download and install you need to restart your computer. Restart your machine.
Now I am showing some instruction to connect with internet using your Huawei usb mobile modem (Model no. E1550)
  • When restarting do not keep connected that usb device with computer. Plug out it.
  • When your PC start completely, connect Huawei usb modem in a usb connection.
  • A new window will come, It will say you that 'a new device has found'. Forward now.
  • Select your country from list.
  • Select your mobile operator/ internet service provider.
  • Setup complete.
  • Now left click on the network icon on top menu.
  • Click on your mobile operator's name.
  • You will connect with internet within seconds.
Update: Huawei EG162G modem will also work fine in Ubuntu and Mint Linux. These Huawei USB Modem wil work fine in Peppermint OS. Speed is slow, but working.

14 comments:

  1. Hello, Thanks for this informative article. I have Huawei -EG162G. will it work on ubuntu or linux mint? Please let me no soon.

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  2. Sorry for late reply. Yes your modem will work with Ubuntu or Linux Mint. I have updated my blog post as your requirement.

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  3. Swift Arrow7/10/11, 6:15 PM

    You know, an easier way to do this would be just one single step:

    sudo apt-get install usb-modeswitch-data usb-modeswitch

    Cheers! Your English isn't too bad. :)

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  4. guys i have too problems
    1stly i had linux isadora working inside win 7 perfectly later on i wanted to remove ubuntu 11 from my laptop,using windows partition tool.when booting back to windows it failed instead of repairing i formated whole system now my laptop wont install windows,under pba it gives me an error taged with harddrive fail need help

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  5. I HAVE A LAPTOP WITH LINUX UBUNTU ON IT. AM FAILING TO INSTAL A MOBILE MODEM . HOW CAN I DO IT FOR ME TO HAVE INTERNET

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    1. What is your modem model? Have you install the deb files describe at this post? Please inform me.

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  6. Does anyone can help me out To install huawei EC315 USB on Ubuntu server 12.04.1

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    1. @ Muhammad Umer Naeem Shami, search your so called holy book koran. I know you believe that koran is a source of all knowledge. So why you are not going to search your solution there?

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    2. Really funny. a muslim searching a solution not in koran? is it true? hey mohammad umer naeem shami, do you believe that koran can not give you any suggestion on installing the modem in ubuntu? can you answer?

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    3. @ minarva & sam, you 2 fucking racist retards Did you learn morals from your bible book or what? ask yourself u moron

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    Works in Ubuntu 13.04

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  8. Hello,

    I have a Vodafone (Huawei) R205 Wi-Fi modem that can connect via usb also. In windows it works as advertised, but on Linux Crunchbang (Debian based) it does not work. What can I do? I am available if you need log dumps or any details.

    Thank you very much in advance and have a great day.

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  9. Hi I'm using Huawei Tata Photon+ mobile broadband modem. and i want this to connect with an ARM Based Board.
    Where can i get the drivers for the same. or can anybody help me to achieve this

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