[Gllug] Voda 3G USB Mobile BB

John Walker johnwalkervinest at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Oct 26 14:31:10 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-10-22 at 11:53 +0100, Ken Smith wrote:
> Hi, Just bought one of these PAYG mobile broadband sticks from Vodafone. 
> It works under XP but I'm having a few problems with it on Fedora 14.
> Its a K3770 and shows up in lsusb as Bus 002 Device 010: ID 12d1:14c9 
> Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
> I've loaded the latest usb-modeswitch-data, as the FC14 setup is out of 
> date, and I now get a modem on /dev/ttyUSB0
> Network manager sees it, but never makes the ppp connection.
> With wvdial it gets as far as the CONNECT stage and it seems that the 
> ppp session never gets started.
> If I have a 'chat' to the modem with Minicom, I get the same. It will 
> connect but I don't see the splurge of binary stuff that should come 
> back as the remote end tries to establish its ppp session. Looking in 
> the logs it seems that this is also the problem Network manager is having.
> The initialisation string and APN I'm using is 
> AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","pp.internet" which seems to be what many forums 
> (fora?) and even Vodafone themselves seem to say is correct.
> I have used kppp for mobile broadband previously on FC8, but the current 
> version on FC14 freezes when I try to set up the connection details :-(
> Also, Vodafone have a python based dialer called vmc, but it seems to 
> require Python 2.5 and its 2.7 on FC14. If I force it to install, when I 
> run that I get a screen full of python errors the most significant seems 
> to be "No module named vmc.common". Oh well.....
> This can't be that hard.....
> Anyone managed to get one of these or similar going?
> Thanks
> Ken

Hi Ken,
I use a 3 mobile USB modem. It is recognised as a CD drive when it is
first plugged in. I can "eject" by right clicking on the desktop icon
and choosing eject. It then becomes a modem. Now it will work.
Does this help?

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