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My Idea Net Setter data card working in Windows 7 , but not working in Linux mint

Model : EG162G

The data card is USB type , driver and applications are available inside the data card memory for windows 32 bit and 64 bit .

Now i want to use this card in linux mint 12 , But linux OS detect as a memory card only .

Please help me to setup this data card for linux mint 12 OS .


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unmount the memory card device. And you really shouldn't be publishing the IMEI & IMSI numbers – Sathya Apr 25 '12 at 16:05

Use a utility known as wvdial

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up vote 0 down vote accepted

At last it works after many tries .

Linux mint 12 detected the device finally as a data card after doing the following steps.

  1. Connected the data card to Laptop usb port and Laptop is connected to broadband already.

  2. I clicked update manager icon from task bar and it scanned all hardware & software.

  3. Repositories are checked and software packages upgraded automatically.

  4. Now the data card has been detected and works well ,i am so surprised because i didn't download or install any software regarding my data card . The Update manager done job automatically when i connected via broadband in my home .

  5. Now i am able to setup my mobile broadband option in network settings .

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