Thursday, 15 July 2010

BT Mobile broadband and E180 Huawei under Ubuntu 10.04

Looks like there was a SNAFU somewhere between Ubuntu 9.10 and 10.04. The BT Mobile dongle has stopped working.

There is a workaround listed here:

In my case, I setup the standard BT Mobile broadband inside NetworkManager.

Install usb-setserial.

$ sudo apt-get install usb-modeswitch

Then run the following:

$ sudo /sbin/modprobe usbserial vendor=0x12d1 product=0x1003

$ sudo lsmod | grep usb
usbserial 33019 1 option
usb_storage 39425 1

You should then be able to connect using the Network Manager BT Mobile connection.

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