Since I have switched my 3G data network from Hutchinson Three to Vodafone AU recently I also upgraded the USB modem from a Huwaei E220 (which used to work fine on recent Ubuntu NBR releases on my trusty old ASUS EEE 900)

Unfortunately the new Huawei K3765 would not be recognised as a valid modem by the network manager. After a fair bit of searching it turns out that you only need to install one additional package (usb-modeswitch) to make this modem work (be recognised) on the current stable 10.04 release:

sudo apt-get install usb-modeswitch

For the command-line challenged here is a quick screenshot on how to do it using Synaptic Package Manager:

Synaptic usb-modswitch - screenshot

Hope this might save some time for people trying to make this modem work on Lucid.

Happy roaming !

Leo Gaggl

ict business owner specialising in mobile learning systems. interests: sustainability, internet of things, ict for development, open innovation, agriculture

This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Lucas Richter

    Thanks for this. You saved me heaps of messing about. I’m glad somebody’s finally made this business easy!

  2. Andrew

    Does anyone know the usb-switch config for this modem?


  3. Matt

    Thanks for the tip. 3G stick worked out of the box with just this suggestion. Nice.

  4. Yonathan

    Wow, that worked straight away! Thanks!

  5. KTor

    Thanks, this was very helpful!

  6. Xavi

    Thanks, that’s works fine. Now I can go holidays with my Ubuntu and my 3G modem!

  7. Adrian

    Thanks or the help. huge! i was using the k3520 and all was well and when they sent me the k3765, nothing!
    i was kinda upset cause this one has a better speed and “holds on” t the signal a lot better.

    all in all, a huge thanks

  8. Jacques

    Great work! I thought I was going to have to wait for ages again before support for this model gets compiled into the kernel! Now I can use this new device!!!! THANKS!

  9. Gabriel

    Thank you very much. I have tried this on Ubuntu 10.10 and it worked perfectly.

  10. Michiel

    Lucid Lynx and me are so happy in our train to work. Worked just like you said. Can’t imagine who Vodafone doesn’t just add this instruction in the pdf…

  11. Amir

    thanks for this, really appreciate it!
    i havent tried this yet as im still downloading ubuntu.. but was checking if it was gonna work before i install it as the main OS

    thanks will try it asap :)

  12. rahman

    just one step and it’s working! thanks to you and to people who created usb-modeswitch

  13. noba

    thanks,it works pretty well.

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