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nbg12
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Huawei E3533 supported? (problem with modem mode)

Post by nbg12 » 28 Aug 2018, 09:34

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
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nbg12
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Re: Huawei E3533 supported? (problem with modem mode)

Post by nbg12 » 28 Aug 2018, 18:56

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

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

Post by LOM » 29 Aug 2018, 01:39

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.

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