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Huawei E1550 Install

Please refer to //wiki.lynxworks.eu/misc/e1550#fedora.

Install usb_modeswitch:

sudo yum -y install usb_modeswitch

You need to add a configuration to /etc/usb_modeswitch.conf:

DefaultVendor = 0x12d1
DefaultProduct = 0x1446
MessageEndPoint = "0x01"
MessageContent = "55534243000000000000000000000011060000000000000000000000000000"

Create a custom udev rule to override the devices initial attempts to be removable storage. Note this is not the same as the Ubuntu rule.

sudo gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/15-huawei-e1550.rules

Paste the following:

SUBSYSTEM=="usb", SYSFS{idProduct}=="1446", SYSFS{idVendor}=="12d1",
RUN+="/usr/bin/modem-modeswitch --vendor 0x12d1 --product 0x1446 --type option-zerocd"

You can now plug in the modem into an USB port.

If Network Manager does not prompt to configure a new connection, just do it manually going to Network Manager broadband tab and adding a new connection.

Amazingly easy. Tested on HP Compaq CQ71 laptop.

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