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hello all, recently i installed an easypeasy on my asus eee pc netbook but when i tried to install my netstick (mobile internet) with the ZTE MF637 (Orange provider in ...
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    Zte mf637 + easy peasy


    hello all,
    recently i installed an easypeasy on my asus eee pc netbook but when i tried to install my netstick (mobile internet) with the ZTE MF637 (Orange provider in israel) i got some problems.
    I tried to follow these steps but then i got stuck:

    Guys, I have a solution. Works for me.
    Using ZTE MF 637
    Ubuntu 9.10

    1. Add a Mobile Broadband network in Network Manager, configure the number, APN and PIN. In some cases username and password are required.
    2. Give it a name you'd recognize.
    3. IPv4 settings method should be "Automatic (PPP) addresses only.
    4. Add DNS servers (Google's are 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4) and apply

    5. sudo aptitude install udev-extras (credit: volaer)
    6. sudo update-usbids.sh (credit: Sergiu Bivol)
    7. lsusb should show: 19d2:0031 ONDA Communication S.p.A. ZTE MF636
    8. Plug in the mdoem to a usb port and wait for the modem icon on the desktop
    9. right click and eject the drive and unplug it
    10. replug the drive. The 4GB drive should appear.
    11. Wait one minute. Broadband network should appear
    12. try opening 'some kind of dns'
    13. If the DNS in the broadband network config is OK, you will be able to use normal urls.

    Enjoy.


    step 6 gives me the output of: "update-usbids.sh: command not found"
    i tried to check my /var/lib/misc/usb.ids and found out that the mf6xx doesn't even exist there so i added up those lines out of linuxusb dot org
    "19d2 ONDA Communication S.p.A.
    0002 ET502HS/MT505UP ZTE MF632
    0031 ZTE MF636
    0064 ZTE MF627 AU
    2000 ZTE MF627/MF628/MF628+ HSDPA"

    and then when i type lsusb i get this as one the lines:
    "Bus 001 Device 008: ID 19d2:2000 ONDA Communication S.p.A. ZTE MF627/MF628/MF628+ HSDPA"

    But in the guide it says that it should write down "19d2:0031 ONDA Communication S.p.A. ZTE MF636".
    anyways, after that i tried to plug in and plug out and then plug in again but it doesn't give me any result. i see the blue light shows up on the the net stick (it means it finds networks) and i see it on the desktop as ZTEMODEM but i just can't figure out how i should connect to it.

    oh and by the way,
    i also tried to mess with this usb_modeswitch script and it ain't got no result for me.

    please help.

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    The proper command to update the usb.ids file is this:
    Code:
    sudo update-usbids
    Now, make sure that you are using the correct ID for your device. Post the output of this command:
    Code:
    lsusb
    Also, look to see if the correct driver is loading. Post the output of this command:
    Code:
    lsmod
    If everything is loaded properly, you should be able to set up a wireless broadband connection. I don't know exactly how easy peasy does it, but it should be using NetworkManager. You should be able to click on the icon in the upper-right of the taskbar. There then should be the option to create a wireless broadband connection. A Setup Wizard will start, and you then need to provide it with the information for your provider.
    Last edited by waterhead; 03-25-2010 at 11:31 AM.
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    the outpus

    the sudo update-usbids gives me an error of course because im not connected to the internet (my main problem).

    lsusb gives me this:
    Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0b05:b700 ASUSTek Computer, Inc.
    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:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 012: ID 19d2:2000 OND Communications S.p.A ZTE MF627/MF628/MF628+ HSDPA
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 13d3:5071 IMC Networks
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    lsmod gives me:
    Module Size Used by

    ppp_deflate 4228 0

    zlib_deflate 17576 1
    ppp_deflate

    bsd_comp 4928 0

    ppp_async 8380 0

    crc_ccitt 1856 1
    ppp_async
    option 20392 0

    usbserial 29320 1
    option
    nls_iso8859_1 3712 1

    nls_cp437 5364 1

    binfmt_misc 7600 1

    i915 153504 3

    ppdev 6560 0

    sco 9380 2

    rfcomm 32200 2

    bridge 41852 0

    stp 2296 1
    bridge
    llc 5904 2
    bridge,stp
    bnep 10976 2

    l2cap 19208 16 rfcomm,bnep

    sbs 11272 0
    sbs
    hc 5260 1 sbs

    lp 9328 0

    parport 32668 2 ppdev,lp

    joydev 9568 0

    snd_hda_codec_realtek 180524 1

    snd_hda_intel 23820 3

    snd_hda_codec 60408 2
    snd_hda_codec_realtek,
    snd_hda_intel
    snd_pcm_oss 31244 0

    snd_mixer_oss 13064 1
    snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm 57776 3
    snd_hda_intel,
    snd_hda_codec,
    snd_pcm_oss
    arc4 1616 2

    snd_seq_dummy 2500 0

    snd_seq_oss 24604 0

    snd_seq_midi 6008 0

    snd_rawmidi 19700 1
    snd_seq_midi
    ath9k 210576 0

    snd_seq_midi_event 6592 2
    snd_seq_oss,
    snd_seq_midi

    psmouse 51088 0

    mac80211 190812 1 ath9k

    uvcvideo 51196 0

    serio_raw 5056 0

    rng_core 3892 0

    snd_seq 44436 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event

    pcspkr 2160 0

    videodev 31732 1 uvcvideo

    v4l1_compat 11860 2 uvcvideo,videodev

    cfg80211 55204 2 ath9k,mac80211

    video 18584 1 i915

    snd_timer 18572 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq

    atl1c 27544 0

    btusb 10912 2

    led_class 3952 1 ath9k

    snd_seq_device 6748 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq

    eeepc_laptop 11004 0

    output 2748 1 video

    battery 10468 0

    rfkill 10156 5 ath9k,eeepc_laptop

    snd 52916 17 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec, snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_ rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device

    ac 4116 0

    snd_page_alloc 8412 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm

    uhci_hcd 19544 0

    compcache 5656 1

    lzo_decompress 2396 1 compcache

    lzo_compress 2192 1 compcache

    tlsf 5244 1 compcache

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    Thanks!

    Here is the card:
    Code:
    Bus 001 Device 012: ID 19d2:2000 OND Communications S.p.A ZTE MF627/MF628/MF628+ HSDPA
    Notice the ID number. It is different than the one that you were trying to use.

    The card seems to be properly recognized, as the correct driver module is loading:
    Code:
    Module Size Used by
    option
    Since everything seems fine, have you tried to set up a connection? I mentioned how to do it in my previous post.
    the sudo update-usbids gives me an error of course because im not connected to the internet (my main problem).
    I see two other network driver modules loading. A LAN wired port:
    Code:
    atl1c 27544 0
    And a wireless card:
    Code:
    ath9k 210576 0
    You should be able to connect at a wireless hot spot, such as a cafe.
    Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.

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