I have a 3G modem Huawei e173s-6, the usb id is 12d1:1c0b.
It’s only detected as storage, not as modem.
According to some tutorials I’ve found, I had to use usb_modeswitch and udev rules to make it automatically switch to modem mode, and usb id 12d1:1c05. I followed the tutorials, and the usb changes the id, but after the switch it is still recognized only as storage.
I have the suspicion that I have to add the driver to the kernel, since this is 11.3, but I haven’t the slightest clue what to do.
Does someone have experience making this modem work in 11.3?
# Create a file named 99-novatel.rules in /etc/udev/rules.d
# Gleaned from: http://www.evdoforums.com/thread8546.html
# udev Rule to eject onload U760 modem I hope!
After this, make sure the SIM card on it is activated. Otherwise, it will still detect it as storage. That’s what happened to me at least. I had to call my ISP, activate the SIM card, and afterwards NM detected it as a mobile broadband.
BTW, this is with KDE 4.5 and the NetworkManager plasmoid.