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#1 2010-05-28 19:00:18

raymboard
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ZTE MF112 mobile broadband [Solved]

Hi.

I've just bought a ZTE MF112 mobile broadband card. Does anyone know how I can make it work?

I can mount it as a drive and theres Windows and OSX setup files on it. I don't know what drivers I need for Linux.

I only have internet access by mobile phone at the moment which makes research very slow.

Thanks.

Last edited by raymboard (2010-06-02 08:51:33)


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#2 2010-05-28 21:13:50

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Re: ZTE MF112 mobile broadband [Solved]

You need to identify the chipset first, as with any hardware under linux. Then look for the appropriate drive (if it exists).

There's some wiki page(s) about 3G devices, maybe they will help too.

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#3 2010-05-29 18:26:52

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Re: ZTE MF112 mobile broadband [Solved]

Thankyou. One of the wiki pages helped.

I need someone to download the sakis3G script, convert it to base64 and post it so that I can type it into the computer.

www.sakis3g.org

Thanks.


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#4 2010-05-29 23:28:43

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Re: ZTE MF112 mobile broadband [Solved]

Here you go: Base64 representation
I am here if you need further help.

Sakis


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#5 2010-05-30 18:17:31

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Re: ZTE MF112 mobile broadband [Solved]

Thankyou very much Sakis.


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#6 2010-05-31 16:29:25

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Re: ZTE MF112 mobile broadband [Solved]

OK, unfortunately it is too time consuming to type that much base64. But thankyou very much Sakis for making me that page. As an alternative solution I have purchased a microSD card and a card reader so that I can download the Sakis3G script and transfer it to the computer.

However this phone can only download images and files in formats it doesn't recognise. When I open the link to the sakis3G script the phone automatically uncompresses it and displays it as text and I can't download it.

I need someone to compress the Sakis3G script as lzma to ensure that my phone downloads it instead of uncompressing it and displaying it. I think that this will work because my phone is unlikely to recognise lzma.

Thankyou very much.

Last edited by raymboard (2010-05-31 17:35:14)


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#7 2010-05-31 17:33:06

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Re: ZTE MF112 mobile broadband [Solved]

Can you please try with this link: http://www.sakis3g.org/versions/0.2.0c/sakis3g.gz
This one resides on a web server I have access to MIME-types settings (unlike mirror).

Your phone should offer you to save it instead of displaying it.

Sakis


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#8 2010-05-31 17:42:41

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Re: ZTE MF112 mobile broadband [Solved]

Thankyou very much Sakis.

I have successfully downloaded the script onto my microSD card.


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#9 2010-06-01 00:18:42

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Re: ZTE MF112 mobile broadband [Solved]

And? Did it get you connected?
Any problem with script?


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#10 2010-06-01 09:56:05

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Re: ZTE MF112 mobile broadband [Solved]

Checksum not match.


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#11 2010-06-01 10:26:29

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Re: ZTE MF112 mobile broadband [Solved]

I redownloaded it and it passed the md5sum but it fails to connect.


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#12 2010-06-01 10:39:31

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Re: ZTE MF112 mobile broadband [Solved]

I was using Gnewsense2.3. Now I will try with Arch gnu/linux.


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#13 2010-06-01 10:46:36

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Re: ZTE MF112 mobile broadband [Solved]

Fails in Arch gnu/linux net install also. It just sais "Failed to connect.".


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#14 2010-06-01 11:08:04

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Re: ZTE MF112 mobile broadband [Solved]

Exit status 8.


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#15 2010-06-01 12:08:01

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Re: ZTE MF112 mobile broadband [Solved]

Try executing it with the following syntax (as root):

sakis3g --interactive --console --debug connect 2> sakis3g.log

Then jump to bottom part of log file, and start reading it backwards until you locate reason behind failure.
Result codes are available here.
8: Error while setting up modem.

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#16 2010-06-01 15:03:31

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Re: ZTE MF112 mobile broadband [Solved]

No modem lines on USB device "19d2:0103". Device may need switching.
Interfaces collected from lsusb are:
Failed to locate any usable interface for device 19d2:0103.


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#17 2010-06-01 16:49:12

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Re: ZTE MF112 mobile broadband [Solved]

Okies.
Your device seems like a recent one and is not yet listed on Usb-ModeSwitch device database.

I suggest you try steps outlined in this post, replacing 0033 with 0103 (which corresponds to your device).

If you find one of those lines successfully switching your modem, you then have to create file /etc/usb_modeswitch.d/19d2:0103 containing following text:

DefaultVendor= 0x19d2
DefaultProduct=0x0103

TargetVendor=  0x19d2
TargetProduct= 0x<what your modem switches to>

CheckSuccess=20

MessageContent="<message content found to be working>"

If Usb-ModeSwitch is not installed on your system, directory /etc/usb_modeswitch.d might not exist. You need to create it.

After doing so, Usb-ModeSwitch version embedded in Sakis3G script will automatically setup your modem.

Sakis


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#18 2010-06-01 17:20:28

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Re: ZTE MF112 mobile broadband [Solved]

Nah, I found an easier way.

eject /dev/disk/by-label/3Connect ; sakis3g --interactive

Ejecting the device causes it to switch into modem mode.

I am now connected to the internet on both Gnewsense and Arch GNU/Linix.

Is this a bug in usb-modeswitch?

Thankyou very much.

Last edited by raymboard (2010-06-01 17:21:51)


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#19 2010-06-01 17:32:39

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Re: ZTE MF112 mobile broadband [Solved]

No, it is not a bug.
It is your device which is new and not yet included on Usb-ModeSwitch device database.

In order to help future users of the same modem with you, I would advice you to inform Josua at Usb-ModeSwitch including:

- lsusb output before doing the eject
- lsusb output after doing the eject


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#20 2010-06-01 18:34:16

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Re: ZTE MF112 mobile broadband [Solved]

OK.

APN is three.co.uk by the way.


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#21 2010-07-06 13:35:19

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Re: ZTE MF112 mobile broadband [Solved]

So, this ZTE MF stick WORKS to your satisfaction, yes ? 

I ask because I own an "elonex web book" that came running ubuntu hardy heron but  got converted to arch through a lot of blood sweat and tears (!) and my £25 contract with orange that included the cost of the webbook expires 10th august. I like the sound of three's £7.50 for one gigabyte that's plenty for my usage away from free wifi, but it's nit such a good deal if I can't make it work !

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