ZTE MF626 HSDPA USB dongle

ibm450
  9 years ago
  Telstra (GSM/3G/HSPA)
  Mint (older version)
  Works perfectly
What works:

9.04 - Alot of issues
9.10 - no probs - no hacking or mods needed, plug & play
10.4 - no probs - no hacking or mods needed, plug & play

What doesn't work:

9.04 - kept seeing it as a storage device and not as a modem

What was done to make it work:

Mint 7

ok try 1 of the 2 :

sudo gedit /usr/share/hal/fdi/information/10freedesktop/10-modem.fdi

find the following below and paste the info over your one. this is a copy of my modem hack for the mf626



<!-- Qualcomm: Telstra/NextG CDMA , ZTE CDMA Tech -->


IS-707-A


<!-- ZTE MF626 HSDPA USB dongle -->


GSM-07.07
GSM-07.05


<!-- ZTE MF628 HSDPA USB dongle -->


GSM-07.07
GSM-07.05


<!-- ONDA MF632 HSDPA USB dongle -->


GSM-07.07
GSM-07.05







or go here: http://www.draisberghof.de/usb_modeswitch

OR


1. open terminal
2. In terminal: sudo gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/90-zte.rules
3. A new blank window will pop up and in that new window, copy and paste the following

ACTION!="add", GOTO="ZTE_End"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", SYSFS{idProduct}=="2000", SYSFS{idVendor}=="19d2", GOTO="ZTE_ZeroCD"
LABEL="ZTE_ZeroCD"
RUN+="/usr/sbin/usb_modeswitch -W -c /etc/usb_modeswitch.conf"
LABEL="ZTE_End"


4. Save and close the window
5. Either cold reboot or (ctrl + Alt + Backspace ===> warm reboot)
6. insert MF626 and wait about 20 secs for the network manager to pick up your telstra MF626
7. then simply click on your network connection, Telstra (UMTS/HSDPA)

What the above code does it creates a new rule for the modem and the set of instructions inside the code turns off the storage side of things on the MF626 and force LM to see it as a modem and not as a pen drive, hence, ZEROCD.