Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 20:03 Post subject: Huawei E353 not seen by build 18777 on TP-Link WR-1043ND
The default vendor and product ID for the E353 are given as 12d1:1446 in the Mobile Broadband Wiki. The E353 I purchased yesterday appears to be another revision, since its default vendor and product ID are 12d1:14fe. The stick's model number is given as E353 on its outside but as E353s-2 under the cover, above the IMEI and serial number.
After a bit of searching here and on the wider internet I was able to cobble together the following usb_modeswitch that allows this revision of the E353 to be recognised by build 18777.
Do you get the modem fully working (can connect) when you do the manual modeswitch?
I guess you do since 12d1:1506 is a common and supported modem id so should load the correct drivers for you.
Can you please do me a favour and give me output from cat /proc/bus/usb/devices when the stick is not switched (cd-rom mode).
Can you also check if the modeswitch message works if you don't specify the target (modem mode) vid:pid in the modeswitch command.
It is better if the 12d1:14fe is not "locked" into switching to a certain modem id, the cd-rom id may be used for other sticks with different target id and Huawei sticks usually don't need the target id for the modeswitch.
I look forward to the build and will do so. Just as a note for that update to the wiki, so I don't forget to mention it, the box and my searches indicate that the 3G Standard entry for this stick should be HSPA 21.0/5.76.