A few weeks ago the modem which provides internet access for the space was decommissioned when it failed. The battery was puffed up so I acquired a new battery and attempted to use the modem to no avail. Maybe it failed for a reason other than the battery failing?
Yesterday we plugged it into the server and rebooted it but no connection was established.
AT home I tried a few things:
Under windows (8/10) it is seen as a
HUWAWEI_MODEM USB device but no driver is available.
Under linux is shows up as a
/dev/ttyUSB0 lsusb says
ID 12d1:1442 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
usb_modeswitch and while it claims to succeed no if was created.
$ sudo usb_modeswitch -v 0x12d1 -p 0x1442 -b 2 -g 7 -i 1 -J Use given bus/device number: 002/007 ... Look for default devices ... bus/device number matched Found devices in default mode (1) Get the current device configuration ... Current configuration number is 1 Use interface number 1 with class 8 Use endpoints 0x02 (out) and 0x82 (in) Using standard Huawei switching message Looking for active drivers ... Set up interface 1 Use endpoint 0x02 for message sending ... Trying to send message 1 to endpoint 0x02 ... OK, message successfully sent Read the response to message 1 (CSW) ... Response successfully read (13 bytes), status 0 Reset response endpoint 0x82 Reset message endpoint 0x02 -> Run lsusb to note any changes. Bye!
Maybe we need to set it up for a different configuration? I am vague in this area.
I suspected that the wifi was turned off on the modem, but a factory reset (which was done a few times) did not bring up an a/p so I could not access the setup menu.
Can whoever manages our internet access (@csirac2_? ) take a look at it? I left it (the white one) near the current modem (the black one). It has a free “starter” SIM which still has a couple of weeks to go but only the intial 64MB.