7 years ago
  ZTE (Mobile Broadband dongle)
  Mint (older version)
  Works perfectly
What works:

Everything works great..

What doesn't work:

running in user mode doesn't work....

What was done to make it work:

Need to run the modem software with root privillege

Additional notes:

In ubuntu you need to install ia32-libs first, otherwise the modem application won't launch. LM 17 comes with pre installed ia32-libs, so it will run without any problem there.