Ubuntu – Huawei modem does not work with 16.04

16.043gusb-modem

Ubuntu 16.04 does not recognize my Huawei 15ca USB modem.

How can I fix this?

Best Answer

This command worked for me. I just needed to execute it once.

lsusb

Note down vendor and product id. In my case it is 12d1 and 1f01 respectively.

Bus 002 Device 003: ID 05c8:038f Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd (Foxlink) 
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0438:7900 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. 
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:b008 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 12d1:14db Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E353/E3131
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0438:7900 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Then execute this once.

sudo usb_modeswitch -v 12d1 -p 1f01 -J
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