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Huawei E3533 supported? (problem with modem mode)

Posted: 28 Aug 2018, 09:34
by nbg12
Hello,

first of all great that You guys have a forum here.

Hopefully someone could tell me if USB_ModeSwitch is supporting the Modem Huawei E3531 (see the attached image)
-->Because in this http://www.draisberghof.de/usb_modeswit ... erence.txt here my device is not in there!!!

Here are the facts of my problem:

- I am trying to setup an outdoor BananaPI for weather measurement stuff!
- My system: (Linux bananapi 3.4.111-bananian #5 SMP PREEMPT Fri Mar 25 17:24:42 UTC 2016 armv7l GNU/Linux)
- My LSUSB looks like this

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Bus 004 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 003 Device 002: ID 7392:7811 Edimax Technology Co., Ltd EW-7811Un 802.11n Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8188CUS]
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 013: ID 12d1:14dc Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

- and I have tried to switch the mode with this tutorial here:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Giving ... ing-the-H/

but after a reboot I still have

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Bus 001 Device 013: ID 12d1:14dc Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. 
i will go (again) now the a big electronic market in Germany hehe (Conrad Elektronik) and check if I can get any USB Modem which is in this list here:

http://www.draisberghof.de/usb_modeswit ... erence.txt


Then i will have to Modems to play arround with :)

Thank you very very much for any hints!

see ya

Re: Huawei E3533 supported? (problem with modem mode)

Posted: 28 Aug 2018, 18:56
by nbg12
SOLUTION:


For all people who have kind of the same problem with the E3533

Try this solution where i have found here in this forum but on another Topic!

http://www.draisberghof.de/usb_modeswit ... f=4&t=2414
...Anyhow, in the file /etc/usb_modeswitch.conf I set
DisableMBIMGlobal=1
and restart and lsusb will give you other IDs for your modem now anddddd ifconfig has a bew additional adapter

NOTE: HUAWEI E3531 is a modem now but its declared as eth01 ethernet adapater in the "ifconfig" output ;)

thats your USB 3G/4G/LTE Stick ;)

cheers

Re: Huawei E3533 supported? (problem with modem mode)

Posted: 29 Aug 2018, 01:39
by LOM
You don't need to disable global mbim support in order to get your dongle working, the lsusb list from your first post shows that it is already switched to cdc_ether mode (12d1:14dc) and should have been fully working. The change you made makes no difference.

Furthermore, cdc_mbim drivers were introduced in kernel version 3.8 so usb_modeswitch will not find any in your ancient kernel and will therefore not make any attempt to select a cdc_mbim configuration for your dongle.