MY CRICKET BROADBAND WILL NOT WORK WITH UBUNTU

Asked by Roshelle on 2010-12-29

I HAVE CRICKET BROADBAND AND IT WILL NOT WORK WITH UBUNTU IT ONLY WORK WITH WINDOW OR MAC, HOW CAN I MAKE IT WORK WITH UBUNTU? I HAVE DID EVERYTHING AND IT STILL WONT WORK

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mycae (mycae) said : #1

Firstly, typing in capitals is considered equivalent to yelling, please dont yell. Secondly, please be patient when answering questions, your question was submitted thrice in the list.

OK, so we will need more information. Can you follow these steps to give us the data we need to guide you further? These wireless modems are usually all made by the same manufacturer, and different providers put their own stickers/logos on the device. So we need to identify it.

Firstly, open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T), then you will see a black screen pop up.

Then type

lsusb

then paste the output back here.

we may need a few back and forths on this, so it might take a little while to sort out.

Roshelle (rojordan2093) said : #2

Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 003: ID 12d1:140c Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
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 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. USB 2.0 multicard reader
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
rochelle@rochelle-Inspiron-1545:~$

Roshelle (rojordan2093) said : #3

Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 003: ID 12d1:140c Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
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 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. USB 2.0 multicard reader
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
rochelle@rochelle-Inspiron-1545:~$

mycae (mycae) said : #4

OK, these newer huawei devices work [1], but they need a bit of fiddling, as they need special command sequences to activate the modem -- the device design is very naughty in my opinion.

in the terminal

sudo apt-get install usb-modeswitch usb-modeswitch-data

now, run

gksudo gedit /etc/rc.local

just before the "exit 0" in that file, paste the following lines, then save the file.

/usr/sbin/usb_modeswitch -c /etc/usb_modeswitch.d/12d1:140c
modprobe -v usbserial vendor=0x12d1 product=0x140c

Now reboot. The device should appear up in the network manager at the top of your screen.

[1] http://www.niiranen.fi/Tech-Blog/solvedubuntu1010andhuaweie160e12d1140c (actually I have made one of these work before myself)

mycae (mycae) said : #5

I should mention, for the above to work, the device needs to be plugged in at boot time. It is possible to do it another way, but lets just see if this works for now.

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