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Huawei E160 USB Modem SOLVED

Postby bicky on Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:38 pm

I have a Huawei E160 USB Modem. This is designated and works with Windows Xp. Anyone able to tell me how to set this up to work with Mint. When I connect the USB it asks for PIN When I enter this, the drive is recognised but remains disconnected.
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Re: Huawei E160 USB Modem

Postby mads on Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:03 pm

Hi! Try this:
sudo apt-get purge modemmanager

Reboot and try again. If still no connection, revert the changes:
sudo apt-get install modemmanager
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Re: Huawei E160 USB Modem

Postby SimonTS on Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:06 pm

Let Me Google That For You...

http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=site%3Alinuxmi ... uawei+E160

Also, according to this site - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NetworkManager/Hardware/3G

Huawei E160 (HSDPA) USB Works fine when connected Orange (Austria), Wind (Italy), T-Mobile (UK), O2 PAYG (UK), Safaricom (Kenya) Finland
Huawei E160G (HSDPA) USB works out of box 3 (UK)
vendor=0x12d1 product=0x1003 Detected as E220/E270


If you want more help then please provide more information - what version of Mint, What country and service provider are you using, output of 'lsusb' command.
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Re: Huawei E160 USB Modem

Postby bicky on Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:19 pm

Hi O.K yes please more help.
Using Linux Mint 11, Country Portugal Provider Kanguru and lsusb command below.

ike@mike-GG095AA-AB9-a6010-pt ~ $ lsusb
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 002: ID 0c45:602e Microdia VideoCAM Messenger
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 004: ID 058f:6377 Alcor Micro Corp. Multimedia Card Reader
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 12d1:1003 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E220 HSDPA Modem / E270 HSDPA/HSUPA Modem
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
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Re: Huawei E160 USB Modem

Postby bicky on Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:19 pm

Hi O.K yes please more help.
Using Linux Mint 11, Country Portugal Provider Kanguru and lsusb command below.

ike@mike-GG095AA-AB9-a6010-pt ~ $ lsusb
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 002: ID 0c45:602e Microdia VideoCAM Messenger
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 004: ID 058f:6377 Alcor Micro Corp. Multimedia Card Reader
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 12d1:1003 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E220 HSDPA Modem / E270 HSDPA/HSUPA Modem
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
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Re: Huawei E160 USB Modem

Postby bicky on Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:19 pm

Hi O.K yes please more help.
Using Linux Mint 11, Country Portugal Provider Kanguru and lsusb command below.

ike@mike-GG095AA-AB9-a6010-pt ~ $ lsusb
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 002: ID 0c45:602e Microdia VideoCAM Messenger
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 004: ID 058f:6377 Alcor Micro Corp. Multimedia Card Reader
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 12d1:1003 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E220 HSDPA Modem / E270 HSDPA/HSUPA Modem
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
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Re: Huawei E160 USB Modem

Postby bicky on Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:24 pm

mads wrote:Hi! Try this:
sudo apt-get purge modemmanager

Reboot and try again. If still no connection, revert the changes:
sudo apt-get install modemmanager

Sorry - not now doing anything !
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Re: Huawei E160 USB Modem

Postby gaztelugatxe on Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:55 pm

Sakis 3G slinux cript (http://www.sakis3g.org/) did the trick for me with a 3G modem not supported by the usb_modeswitch version included in Linux Mint 10.
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Re: Huawei E160 USB Modem

Postby bicky on Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:40 pm

gaztelugatxe wrote:Sakis 3G slinux cript (http://www.sakis3g.org/) did the trick for me with a 3G modem not supported by the usb_modeswitch version included in Linux Mint 10.

Thank you - it works - 3G all working just fine.
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Re: Huawei E160 USB Modem SOLVED

Postby momist on Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:38 am

Same problem here. The link you give is dead, can you remember any details please?
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Re: Huawei E160 USB Modem SOLVED

Postby bicky on Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:02 am

Sorry No - it was a while ago - I no longer have this device. Hope you get sorted, one thing I do remember was the Modem worked fine with Ubuntu, without any problem.
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Re: Huawei E160 USB Modem SOLVED

Postby gaztelugatxe on Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:15 pm

I'm not using it anymore, but I think the last versions of LinuxMing make it work out of the box.
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