convert usb storage to usb broadband modem

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  1. emekadavid

    emekadavid Member Staff Writer

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    How can I convert a usb modem registered as usb mass storage device to usb 4g broadband modem.
    sample dmesg output below:
    Code:
    [    0.000000] Linux version 3.3.4-5.fc17.i686.PAE (mockbuild@x86-18.phx2.fedoraproject.org) (gcc version 4.7.0 20120504 (Red Hat 4.7.0-4) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Mon May 7 17:37:39 UTC 2012
    [  206.500052] usb 2-2: new high-speed USB device number 3 using ehci_hcd
    [  206.614772] usb 2-2: New USB device found, idVendor=0e8d, idProduct=7109
    [  206.614775] usb 2-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=4, SerialNumber=0
    [  206.614777] usb 2-2: Product: WiMAX USB Card
    [  206.614779] usb 2-2: Manufacturer: MediaTek Inc.
    [  206.685217] Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
    [  206.685329] scsi6 : usb-storage 2-2:1.0
    [  206.686293] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
    [  206.686296] USB Mass Storage support registered.
    
    thanks

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  2. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    What is the make and model of the card?
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    i mode switched it using usb_modeswitch and it returned successful. I then tried to "modproble option" it to see if the modem can be registered.
    it gave this result, truncated.
    Code:
    [root@machine] modprobe option
    you can see from the lat line that it is now registered as a gsm modem. uproblem right now is that 1) "modproble option" does not last when you unplug the dongle or restart the dongle, 2)networkmanager does not register the modem. what to do next to resolve both issues?
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2013
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    you can see from the last line that it is now registered as a gsm modem. uproblem right now is that 1) "modproble option" does not last when you unplug the dongle or restart the dongle, 2)networkmanager does not register the modem. what to do next to resolve both issues?
  7. emekadavid

    emekadavid Member Staff Writer

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    i wish someone can put me through.
    I ran
    Code:
    wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf
    .
    output:

    wiki link is dead.
    also.
    Code:
    lsmod
    how does one configure a gsm modem with setserial. the tldp page on modems, http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/docs/HOWTO/other-formats/html_single/Modem-HOWTO.html, has no reference for gsm modems.
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    setserial and stty report positive on modem query.
    Code:
    setserial -a /dev/ttyUSB0
    
    Code:
    stty -F /dev/ttyUSB0
    now, that's all i can go. have to wait for forum response.
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    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    But that is not what it is. So, without working drivers this card will not work. Period.
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    emekadavid Member Staff Writer

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    that's what am looking for. a channel to the kernel from the modem so that it can work. the wuala driver was installed and didn't work out. what i said was that the "modprobe option" command gave me the results i needed. i installed the rpm package from the wuala site, rebooted, before other commands.
    what i have right now is a gsm modem (see dmesg above). i need a gsm modem driver for that wimax modem. or, maybe there is something i am missing out that you want to put me through on? thanks
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    If you don't have a driver specifically for that device that is compatible with Linux, its probably not gonna work. If the site doesn't have one you're probably not going to get one unless someone makes/made one and its added to a repository somewhere.
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