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josblak

ZTE MF622. aka the modem that linux hates solved

Post by josblak »

ok iv just baught the 3G modem and nomatter where i look online it says linux hates it. this is due to the device having its drivers stored on an internal memory chip so its recognised as usb media and never as a modem.

Good news this is solved easily in mint. firstly install the device on windows and nick the driver files in the program files/3gmodem/drivers folder. then boot mint. plug in the device, it will be only recognised as a data pen. right click and eject it. then use the windows wireless drivers app from there, afterwards do a Ctrl Alt Bakspace. and mint will never recognise the device as a data pen again. Happy Days i hear you type. well not quite, i cannot get mint to allow me to dial the connection (*99#) without a username, which i dont need. any help? its such a sod to get this far and become unstuck.

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Re: ZTE MF622. aka the modem that linux hates

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I'm no expert in this field (and it's new and I'll probably have to learn a lot...)
Can you use it with a user name?
Which 3g operator do you use and in which country - I think it may differ widely
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Guest

Re: ZTE MF622. aka the modem that linux hates

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ahh forgot i posted this, im using the operator 3G in england.
solved the problem tho, user is user and pass is pass. simple really but stumped me.

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user is user and pass is pass
Who could have guessed :)
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Re: ZTE MF622. aka the modem that linux hates solved

Post by lusephur »

"then use the windows wireless drivers app "

sorry for asking what may seem a daft question, but what is the windows wireless drivers app? is it ndiswrapper? and which filedo i use exactly? the .sys or .inf files?
sorry if the answer is staring me in the face, long day trying to get this modem working and this looks to be the best bet so far.

Guest

Re: ZTE MF622. aka the modem that linux hates solved

Post by Guest »

just use the .inf file that has mdm in the name.
also ive seen some good scripts just google them or use the link.
be sure to sudo bash
http://blog.ufsoft.org/2007/11/30/zte-m ... nder-linux

joseph heypresto

Re: ZTE MF622. aka the modem that linux hates solved

Post by joseph heypresto »

OK PEOPLE IM IN CAPS COZ IM HAPPYY

i was using the pppd setup and scrips i described and linkd above and it only workd about 30% of the time

however the problem is ultimately solved

go to /etc and modify

wvdial.conf

add this info to the file to call three in england

[Dialer Defaults]

Init2 = ATZ

Init3 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0

Stupid Mode = 1

Modem Type = Analog Modem

ISDN = 0

Phone = *99#

Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0

Username = user

Dial Command = ATDT

Password = pass

Baud = 460800

save and restart

to dial open a shell and type wvdial

heypresto.

Thanks to the guys at the ubuntu forums

Sela123

Re: ZTE MF622. aka the modem that linux hates solved

Post by Sela123 »

I wrote an email to ZTE company:

Aleš Žganjar Hello, I have a question regarding your product ZTE MF622 that I bought. I in...
12:16 (pred 20 urami) Za support
prikaz podrobnosti 12:16 (pred 20 urami)

Hello,

I have a question regarding your product ZTE MF622 that I bought.
I installed the modem in WinXP and it works fine. I have the problem when I try to install it in Linux.
I am web page designer and I mostly work in Linux, so I need internet in that OS.
Tried to find a guide or even drivers, but without success.
Do you have some suggestion?
Thanks in advance and regards from Slovenia

Ales

Sela123

Re: ZTE MF622. aka the modem that linux hates solved

Post by Sela123 »

....and got reply:

mobile@zte.com.cn
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prikaz podrobnosti 3:01 (pred 5 urami)
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Dear Mr. / Mrs. Aleš Žganjar ,

Thank you for contacting ZTE. It is our pleasure to receive your e-mail.
I'm sorry to inform you that MF622 is not Linux compatible, and there is no corresponding software available.
If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us!
Best Regards
Sincerely yours

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Re: ZTE MF622. aka the modem that linux hates solved

Post by icereaper »

i solved the problem in uruguay,
i'm using a ZTE MF622 3g movistar(telefonica)

surfing in web, and testing and testing, make this work, doing this:


0) open a console

1) icereaper@icereaper-laptop ~ $ sudo gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/ZTEMF622.rules

paste this

ACTION!="add", GOTO="ZTE_End"

# Is this the ZeroCD device?
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", SYSFS{idProduct}=="2000",
SYSFS{idVendor}=="19d2", GOTO="ZTE_ZeroCD"

# Is this the actual modem?
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", SYSFS{idProduct}=="0001",
SYSFS{idVendor}=="19d2", GOTO="ZTE_Modem"

LABEL="ZTE_ZeroCD"
# This is the ZeroCD part of the card, remove
# the usb_storage kernel module so
# it does not get treated like a storage device
RUN+="/usr/src/usb_modeswitch-0.9.2/usb_modeswitch -d 1 -v 0x19d2 -p 0x2000 -V 0x19d2 -P 0x0001"

LABEL="ZTE_Modem"
# This is the Modem part of the card, let's
# load usbserial with the correct vendor
# and product ID's so we get our usb serial devices
RUN+="/sbin/modprobe usbserial vendor=0x19d2 product=0x0001",
# Make users belonging to the dialout group
# able to use the usb serial devices.
MODE="660", GROUP="dialout"

LABEL="ZTE_End"

and save

2) icereaper@icereaper-laptop ~ $ sudo gedit /etc/wvdial.conf

paste this

[Dialer Defaults]

Init2 = ATZ

Init3 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0

Stupid Mode = 1

Modem Type = Analog Modem

ISDN = 0

Phone = *99#

Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0

Username = movistar

Dial Command = ATDT

Password = movistar

Baud = 460800

and save

3) reboot

4) icereaper@icereaper-laptop ~ $sudo wvdial

5) enjoy :D

from diferents providers just change User, Password and Phone

if mozilla doesn't work, make in other console a "ping http://www.google.com" if this work the modem works

the problem are that u have to unclick "work offline" in mozilla

pasting the first step i have the problem that i forgot the automount of my NTFS partition, i'm tring to solve this, erasing the rules the automount came back don't worry if hapens

sorry for my worst english, i hope this help us

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