make your 3G usb modem work

aljoriz
  9 years ago
  6

Most 3G USB Modems with a Micro SD slot will not work on Mint. 
Why?
Linux is confused whether the USB dongle is a flashdisk/modem/CD-ROM

Here's the solution: 
Go to the Terminal and enter this code:

sudo apt-get install usb-modeswitch

this will install both the usb-modeswitch and the usb-modeswitch-data.  Alternatively, you can just go the Software Manager and install usb-modeswitch.  

Credit goes to Liam Green Hughes of www.greenhughes.com who made the usb-modeswitch

Comments
nitindahiya 7 years ago

use sakis 3g it's best and i use it for my micromax 3g modem..it works perfectly but sms service can't be used.


numn 8 years ago

I used sakis3g alot!
http://www.sakis3g.org/

its a script like UMTSMon which connects
to your 3G-GSM-Device!

#if you prefere bash-mode
sakis3g CONNECT USBDEVICE APN="three.at"

#otherwise it starts a graphical interface


tux-flo 9 years ago

And after this you can get an Internet-connection with the tool "UMTSMon" :)


fego 9 years ago

Easy and quick !
Thanks a lot.
Feliciano (Leon,Spain)