Its been a while, but as always, am back with a linux tip especially for all users who are served by Orange telecommunication company. Here in Uganda, Orange recently started selling these USB 3G Modems from Huawei. These E1752 models are not automatically detected in stock linux distributions such Fedora, Ubuntu, etc.

The Fix is simple.

1.Make sure you install the packages for usb_modeswitch. In Fedora, at the command prompt type:
yum -vy install usb_modeswitch

2.Finally append the following text to: /etc/usb_modeswitch.conf
###################
## Huawei E1752 #
###################

DefaultVendor= 0x12d1
DefaultProduct= 0x1446

TargetVendor= 0x12d1
TargetProdct= 0x1001

MessageEndpoint= 0x01

MessageContent=
“55534243000000000000000000000011060000000000000000000000000000”

3.That’s it! Next time you plug that little thing in any usb port, it will detect it as a modem. Then you can proceed to setup your connection using your favorite tool. In Fedora, I use Network Manager