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Offline onelife

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USB Modeswitch Version Upgrade on TC 8.1.5
« on: March 12, 2020, 04:59:58 AM »
Hi there All,

I'm hoping I can do what I think should work. I have a modem :

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Bus 001 Device 004: ID 12d1:14fe Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Modem (Mass Storage Mode)
And it's according to dmesg is this :

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[    9.201259] usb 1-1.5: New USB device found, idVendor=12d1, idProduct=14fe
[    9.201274] usb 1-1.5: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[    9.201280] usb 1-1.5: Product: HUAWEI_MOBILE
[    9.201286] usb 1-1.5: Manufacturer: HUAWEI_MOBILE
[    9.201293] usb 1-1.5: SerialNumber: 0123456789ABCDEF

And it seems the version of modswitch in my TC version :

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* usb_modeswitch: handle USB devices with multiple modes
 * Version 2.1.0 (C) Josua Dietze 2013
 * Based on libusb1/libusbx

Is below the version needed to switch this modem to "hi-link" mode when the modem does the connection on it's own.

Without me having to try upgrade the entire OS image I have currently at :

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snb@snb:~$ version
8.1.5

Do you know how I can easily get this modem to work? Is it perhaps as simple as using the newer version of modswitch?

I know in the past I really battled to get a modem to work so hoping this time it can be a bit easier :)

Any suggestions :)

    [EDIT]: Corrected subject line. Changed  Modswitch  to  Modeswitch.  Rich
« Last Edit: March 12, 2020, 11:09:52 AM by Rich »