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.
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/220.127.116.11/troubleshooting.htm
I hope this helps you with getting started.
All the Best,
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
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
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 :)
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
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.
I have always liked Linux
Glad to be helpful David ;)