Emtel Mobile Broadband(Huawei e169g) in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex


Emtel Mobile Broadband is a wireless internet connection at a maximum speed of 1.3 mbps. This the fastest internet in Mauritius. There are several packgages which can be viewed on the Emtel Website. Emtel offers the Huawei e169g at Rs 5400+VAT. Here is the guide for using this modem in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex.Emtel


1. *To find location of files: copy file and paste in terminal. Result is the file location .

2.Please Copy and Paste the lines and commands in the Terminal for Exact Results.

3. The following files should be downloaded from the internet:

a.USB Modeswitch- http://www.draisberghof.de/usb_modeswitch/usb_modeswitch-0.9.5.tar.bz2

b.E169G Switch- http://www.greenhughes.com/files/e169g-switch_0.2_all.deb

c.Salutis Connect-  Terminal:

Intrepid Ibex- deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/salutis/ubuntu intrepid main

deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/salutis/ubuntu intrepid main

Part 1-USB Modeswitch

1.Extract USB Modeswitch

2. Run Terminal and Type : sudo cp /*usbmodeswitch location /usr/sbin

3.Then Make File Executable:sudo chmod u+x /usr/sbin/usb_modeswitch

Part 2-E169G Switch

4.Install E169g Switch

5.Now Type in Terminal:sudo vim /usr/sbin/e169g_switch

6.Press i and check if it corresponds to this:


/usr/sbin/usb_modeswitch -v 12d1 -p 1001 -d 1

/usr/sbin/usb_modeswitch -v 12d1 -p 1001 -H 1

7.Press ESC and type wq. Exit

8.Now Type: sudo chmod u+x /usr/sbin/e169g_switch

9.Then Type This: cd /etc/udev/rules.d

10.Then: sudo vim 70-e169g.rules

11.Press i and check if it EXACTLY corresponds to this and it should be 100% exact :

SUBSYSTEM==”usb” SYSFS{idProduct}==”1001?, SYSFS{idVendor}==”12d1?, RUN+=”/usr/sbin/e169g_switch”

12.Press ESC and wq to save and quit

Part 3-Salutis Connect

13. Now, install Salutis Connect and click on it so that you can be connected to the internet easily. Enjoy !!!

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