Step by step instructions (Tested on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit)
Step : 1
Open command terminal (short key ctrl+alt+t) and enter below command.
Note all the device showing in the result list
Step : 2
Plug your pain in the ass USB modem and run the above command again
Compare the result with previous list and note the new USB device listed.
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 05c6:f000 Qualcom, Inc.
so in my case
Step : 3
Open up Disk Utilities software and select your USB dongle storage device and click on the eject button.
Step : 4
Again run the command
and not the change in product number
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 05c6:0016 Qualcom, Inc.
Step : 5
Now we need to add the serial USB driver for this device as a module in linux kernel, for the we have to add it to
Open new command terminal and type below command
sudo nano /etc/modules
Step : 6
Paste the vendor ID and product ID you had noted from step 4 like below
usbserial vendor=0x05c6 product=0x0016
use shortcut ctrl+o to save the changes and ctrl+x to exit from nano command line text editor.
Step : 7
Download this script to downloads folder
Step : 8
Move the script sakis3g to /usr/bin using below command
sudo mv Downloads/sakis3g /usr/bin
Step : 9
Chenge current directory to /usr/bin using
Step : 10
Make this script as executable with below command;
sudo chmod a+x sakis3g
Step : 11
Run the script
and follow the onscreen instructions.
input your network name as user name and password (note must, anything)
It should connect to your network now.
Also you may need to add a dns server IP to resolve the website domains, for that just run this
sudo nano /etc/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/head
and add this line to it
Again use shortcut ctrl+o to save the changes and ctrl+x to exit from nano command line text editor.
then update the setup using below commands.
sudo resolvconf -u
sudo service network-manager restart
or reboot your computer (recommended)
Use network monitor software to view the status.
You can also create a desktop shorcut for sakis3g using their setup wizard, then you can use it with clicking on the icon. But you need to install one more package named gksu for working using.
sudo apt-get install gksu
You can also install below software for know the balance data and receiving messages (optional)
Download it downloads folder and run
sudo dpkg -i modem-manager-gui_0.0.16-2_amd64.deb
if you are using a different architect than 64bit then download the apropriate version of it.
Feel free to ask me any questions.