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Hi,

 

I am currently working on a project where my server uses a linux based operating system. I am not able to find the drivers for huawei e173 and hence, frontlineSMS is not able to detect my SIM card. I tried to google for the drivers without much success.

 

If someone can direct me in the right direction or tell me where I can find the drivers for it, I'll be much obliged.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Hi Pradeep,

 

Your best bet is to try the Huawei website, and search there for the correct driver for the E173. The manufacturers of a device should always provide the correct drivers to get a modem working your computer. Only once you have the device connected to your computer using the correct driver, should you then connect the modem to FrontlineSMS.

 

Please take a look at our troubleshooting guide for further information on this process: http://help.frontlinesms.com/manuals/1.6.16.3/troubleshooting.htm

 

I hope this helps you with getting started.

 

All the Best,
Florence

Hello Pradeep

 

I have the same modem you do I found a Linux folder in the plug n play drive (its the device itself)

 

Ill upload it to you.

Hope this can help

 

Domingo

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Hello Domingo,  I have jumped in to this thread, hope you don't mind.

I have run this "linux.zip", but found that it for a Spanish speaking country, with the provider, Movistar. I think it would not be compatible with the Optus provider here in Australia.

 

Is there a method to get a compatible file for my Optus service provider.

I also have 2 errors, and it fails to install NDIS driver.

Are you able to assist, you may point me to another place,  

Many thanks,    David

Hello David:

 

Nice to meet you!  I did find some Huawei usb drivers for Mac which are compatible with Opus. Which OS are you using?

 

Hope this helps :)

Domingo

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Hello David:

 

I was checking the web again cause I noticed you also use Ubuntu. I haven't found any drivers yet but I suggest you can also check if your Telecom Opus can provide you with the drivers.

 

I´ll keep looking but it seems ubuntu drivers for Huawei are a bit rare

 

Best regards

Domingo

Try this:

1. Download the Huawei E173 drive for linux. I found it here.

2. Unzip the linux.zip file in a convenient location, for instance on the desktop. Upon decompressing you'll have a new folder: ~/Desktop/Linux/

3. Right click on each individual file in the folder ~/Desktop/Linux/, chose >> Proprieties >> Permissions - read and write all + check on "Allow executing as a program"

4. Open a terminal window (CTRL+ALT+t) and write in command line:
Code:
cd ~/Desktop/Linux/
then
Code:
sudo ./install
and press Enter on all questions.

The Huawei E173 driver will install (the default installation path is in /usr/local/) together with a specific connection program called Moviestar 3.5G/Mobile Partner (program which we will ignore for the future. If it pops up, you can close it with absolutely no problem).

5 - From this step on everything is simple and related to the installation of 3G broadband modems in general - the standard tutorial.
5.a - stick the modemul in an usb port.
5.b. - This movie gives you all the information you need.
5.c. - A new Device is found in Network Applet Manager. Click on it and choose connect.

Many thanks Domingo,   for doing the heavy lifting here, and I have managed to follow your advice, and now have a working internet connection.  Quite a steep learning curve for me, but persistance does pay off, and by these actions have learnt very much.

Regards,    David

I have always liked Linux

Glad to be helpful David ;)

 

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