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How to install USB modem?

asked 2012-04-28 05:30:56 -0600

Benjamin gravatar image

Hello Fedorians,

I am interested in purchasing a USB Modem in India. A modem I have seen is the Beetel MF190 HSUPA DataCard. Beetel does not warranty installation on Linux (how lame).

Is there anyway to install this on Fedora? If so how? Or should I look at a different model. (How about Tata Photon?)

PS: I'm looking only at USB modems I can insert my existing Airtel SIM card into.

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answered 2013-10-28 11:45:12 -0600

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If Beetel MF190 HSUPA DataCard is linux supported then it'll not need driver for linux just plug it and fedora will automatically detect it, then just configure the mobile broadband setting (APN, default dial number *99#, and network mode).

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answered 2012-05-06 15:08:35 -0600

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

I have used Tata Photon on both i386 and x86_64 systems. It works out of the box, with network manager having information to set it up too.

Since I don't have the modem you've looked at, I can't guarantee that it'll work out of the box. However, USB modems are really only dependent on the usbmodeswitch package (as far as I know). Filing a quick bug would get this solved. There are too many modems around, and usbmodeswitch currently does not have configuration data for them all. As bugs are filed, more and more configs are added, and the modems begin to work out of the box.

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