12.04LTS and the Telstra 4G mobile wireless modem

Jared Norris jrnorris at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 06:55:51 UTC 2012

On 19 August 2012 15:26, Geoffrey <gcombes4 at bigpond.com> wrote:
> Thanks to Harry, Colin, Peter and Ian for your advice. I respond to each
> in turn.
> Harry: I will follow up on the Huawei Wireless USB modem. For the
> present I intend to pursue Telstra for an answer, rather than let them
> off the hook. I believe that it would be a simple task for them to laod
> a PC with Ubuntu and test the modem, after which they could let Linux
> users have instructions on using the modem with a Linux OS. Telstra have
> told me that they have used Ubuntu but without clarification.
> Colin: the lsusb command in Terminal lists the modem as 'ID 0f3d:68aa
> Airprime, Incorporated'. So its presence is recognised.
> the lsmod command has no match for 'UHCI' or anything similar. Vaguely
> similar are 'usbhid Used by 0' and 'hid Used by 1 usbhid'.
> Peter: I have consulted the lists you recommended but there is no direct
> reference to the 360U modem. I am still looking up the links to see if
> there are other clues. From the remarks in the lists it seems that the
> Ubuntu network connection manager is being used correctly and should
> show the assigned connection name in the menu (which it is not doing
> now).
> Ian: I am using the APN: telstra.bigpond. I believe that it is the
> correct plan name. However I would like to see the screen grab of your
> settings so please email. Thank you.
> Lastly to all: If I am able, with help, to get this modem working on
> Ubuntu 12.04 I will certainly post the result on this Mailing List.
> Geoff Combes
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I found a link that you may or may not find useful -

It appears the drivers for this model aren't in by default on any
Linux OS yet but they do have instructions for installing from that
website. This may mean you need to follow these steps every time your
kernel is upgraded though.


Jared Norris

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