mode switching tool for controlling "flip flop" USB devices
  5 reviews

Several new USB devices have their proprietary Windows drivers onboard, especially WAN dongles. When plugged in for the first time, they act like a flash storage and start installing the driver from there. If the driver is already installed, the storage device vanishes and a new device, such as an USB modem, shows up. This is called the "ZeroCD" feature.

On Debian, this is not needed, since the driver is included as a Linux kernel module, such as "usbserial". However, the device still shows up as "usb-storage" by default. usb-modeswitch solves that issue by sending the command which actually performs the switching of the device from "usb-storage" to "usbserial".

This package contains the binaries and the brother scripts.
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Oc3lot 8 years ago

I like it but i can't (in LM 17.2) make it work at "run time". I have to reboot with the usb modem attached.

jahid_0903014 9 years ago

necessary to connect usb modems in LM/ubuntu

Prabahar 10 years ago

this is not work in my usb cdma modem ( Tata Photon whiz -CM200)

kahenya 12 years ago

Update does not allow USB devices to completely unload, hence have to reboot to reconnect. Happens alot with my BlackBerry

blueXrider 12 years ago

quite nice