How to get the 60GB Cell C Speed Stick MF668 working on Ubuntu 11.04

  1. Open a new Terminal Window
  2. Type in lsusb ( lsusb is a utility for displaying information about USB buses in the system and the devices connected to them. )
  3. A list of USB buses in the System will appear, the Cell C device will be listed as
    Bus 002 Device 007: ID 19d2:1224 ONDA Communication S.p.A.
  4. Install usb-modeswitch, usb-modeswitch-data and libusb-1.0-0 via the Command Line, the code below can be copied and pasted to install the three packages
    sudo apt-get install usb-modeswitch usb-modeswitch-data libusb-1.0-0
  5. After the installation you will need to edit the usb_modeswitch.conf file by executing the following command in order to edit the file
    sudo gedit /etc/usb_modeswitch.conf
  6. Append the following code to the usb_modeswitch.conf file
    DefaultVendor=  0x19d2
    DefaultProduct= 0x1224
    TargetVendor=    0x19d2
  7. Save and close
  8. Run the command below in order to detect the new device
    sudo usb_modeswitch -c /etc/usb_modeswitch.conf
  9. If successfully executed run the lsusb command once again to see if the device has been updated to
    Bus 002 Device 010: ID 19d2:0082 ONDA Communication S.p.A.
  10. Once done click on System->Preferences->Network Connections
  11. Click on the Mobile Broadband tab
  12. Click on Add
  13. Choose South Africa
  14. Choose Cell-C
  15. Leave the Plan to Default
  16. Select Connect Automatically and Available to all users and leave the other information intact
  17. Once Saved the Cell-c Connection will appear in the Network Manager and you will be able to connect to the Internet.
  18. Enjoy

Image Credits: Photo by Isis França on Unsplash.

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