[Ubuntu-ZW] the ... 3G modems again URGENT

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Tue Apr 6 13:52:48 BST 2010


Replying myself in case it helps anyone.

After installing Kubuntu Lucid Beta and the usb-modeswitch software the
bloody things were finally recognized as modems.

I then went nearly NUTS until I stumbled on the information that of the
3 USB ports created you have to use /dev/ttyUSB2 for this modem to work.

Once I had set up kppp to use /dev/ttyUSB2 then EUREKA and all works....

Sinclair

O. Sinclair wrote:
> Anyone had any luck with the Econet World USB modems? They are 
> identified on internet as GBC Great Bird China PL68 modems and seem to 
> be a major headache.
> 
> Anyone knows where we can by replacements that do work in Karmic or 
> Lucid Beta? My own Vodafone EDGE (ZTE apparently now Huawei) seems to 
> have gone off market.
> 
> Any help appreciated, we can barely get these to work in Windows 7 and 
> not at all in (k)ubuntu...
> 
> Sinclair
> 
> O. Sinclair wrote:
>> Dear all,
>>
>> I have managed to get my own Vodacom (Huawei) usb modem working quite 
>> well under 9.10 Karmic using ppp. However, now I am trying to get one 
>> of the more recent Econet World 3G model EWZ3040 working and am 
>> failing miserably.
>>
>> from dmesg I get the following output:
>> usb 2-4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 8
>> [ 2478.526193] usb 2-4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
>> [ 2478.530513] scsi10 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
>> [ 2478.530810] usb-storage: device found at 8
>> [ 2478.530815] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
>>
>> and that's it. From lsusb I get this:
>> Bus 002 Device 008: ID 1c9e:f000
>> Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
>> Bus 005 Device 002: ID 04d9:1400 Holtek Semiconductor, Inc.
>> Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
>> Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
>> Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
>> Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
>> Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
>> Bus 003 Device 005: ID 0a5c:4503 Broadcom Corp.
>> Bus 003 Device 004: ID 0a5c:4502 Broadcom Corp.
>> Bus 003 Device 003: ID 413c:8126 Dell Computer Corp. Wireless 355 
>> Bluetooth
>> Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0a5c:4500 Broadcom Corp.
>> Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
>>
>> As you can see the c9e:f000 is not identified as anything, it is "just 
>> there". it does not come up as a disk either
>>
>> Anyone have any ideas here, I need these to work before 2morrow....
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Sinclair
>>
> 
> 





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