Vodacom SP mobile broadband K3765-Z USB stick [Solved]

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Vodacom SP mobile broadband K3765-Z USB stick [Solved]

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Sun Jan 31, 2010 14:55

Could have put this in Hardware forum or Networking and Wireless forum, as it applies to both. Anyway, as it relates to Mobile Broadband, I'll post it under Networking and Wireless.

As it took me a couple of days to get this working under SL, I thought I'd post the information here in case anyone else is trying to use this mobile broadband stick with SL and KDE in South Africa.

Text printed on the upper side of the USB stick:
vodafone

Text printed on the underside of the USB stick:
Vodacom Mobile Broadband
HSPA USB Stick
Model: K3765-Z
ZTE Corporation

Information printed on a card in the stick's box:
Vodacom SP
Product: RP 64K
SIM card number: <the 20-digit SIM card number>
PIN: <the 4-digit PIN>
PuK: <the 8-digit PuK>

My current SL KDE 4.3.3 installation details:
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# uname -a
Linux acertm8215 2.6.32-sabayon #1 SMP Sat Dec 26 23:42:22 GMT 2009 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T7200 @ 2.00GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux


Here's what the dmesg command reported when I plugged in the stick:

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[  432.504169] usb 1-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4   
[  432.730462] usb 1-2: New USB device found, idVendor=19d2, idProduct=f006
[  432.730466] usb 1-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[  432.730469] usb 1-2: Product: ZTE CDMA Technologies MSM     
[  432.730471] usb 1-2: Manufacturer: ZTE, Incorporated 
[  432.730612] usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice 
[  432.787756] generic-usb 0003:19D2:F006.0001: hiddev0,hidraw0: USB HID v1.10 Device [ZTE, Incorporated ZTE CDMA Technologies MSM] on usb-0000:00:1d.7-2/input0     
[  434.328770] usb 1-2: USB disconnect, address 4 
[  439.334120] usb 1-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5   
[  439.899389] usb 1-2: New USB device found, idVendor=19d2, idProduct=2000
[  439.899397] usb 1-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=4
[  439.899403] usb 1-2: Product: ZTE CDMA Technologies MSM     
[  439.899407] usb 1-2: Manufacturer: ZTE,Incorporated   
[  439.899411] usb 1-2: SerialNumber: P673A1VDF_MS
[  439.899637] usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice 
[  439.903715] scsi2 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices   
[  439.904138] usb-storage: device found at 5
[  439.904142] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning   
[  444.904497] usb-storage: device scan complete   
[  444.906419] scsi 2:0:0:0: CD-ROMVodafone  USB SCSI CD-ROM  USB PQ: 0 ANSI: 2 
[  444.927331] sr1: scsi-1 drive
[  444.927845] sr 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr1
[  444.929828] sr 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 5   
[  447.042127] usb 1-2: USB disconnect, address 5 
[  447.925126] usb 1-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 6   
[  448.144887] usb 1-2: New USB device found, idVendor=19d2, idProduct=f006
[  448.144895] usb 1-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[  448.144900] usb 1-2: Product: ZTE CDMA Technologies MSM     
[  448.144904] usb 1-2: Manufacturer: ZTE, Incorporated 
[  448.145162] usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice 
[  448.202024] generic-usb 0003:19D2:F006.0002: hiddev0,hidraw0: USB HID v1.10 Device [ZTE, Incorporated ZTE CDMA Technologies MSM] on usb-0000:00:1d.7-2/input0     
[  449.751057] usb 1-2: USB disconnect, address 6 
[  454.307168] usb 1-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 7   
[  454.873392] usb 1-2: New USB device found, idVendor=19d2, idProduct=2002
[  454.873399] usb 1-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=4, Product=3, SerialNumber=5
[  454.873405] usb 1-2: Product: ZTE CDMA Technologies MSM     
[  454.873409] usb 1-2: Manufacturer: ZTE,Incorporated
[  454.873413] usb 1-2: SerialNumber: 1234567890ABCDEF
[  454.873644] usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[  454.879238] scsi3 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
[  454.879629] usb-storage: device found at 7
[  454.879633] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
[  454.960830] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial
[  454.960847] USB Serial support registered for generic
[  454.960909] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial_generic
[  454.960911] usbserial: USB Serial Driver core
[  454.971564] USB Serial support registered for GSM modem (1-port)
[  454.971622] option 1-2:1.0: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected
[  454.971836] usb 1-2: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB0
[  454.971859] option 1-2:1.1: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected
[  454.971932] usb 1-2: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB1
[  454.971951] option 1-2:1.2: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected
[  454.973203] usb 1-2: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB2
[  454.973232] option 1-2:1.3: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected
[  454.973401] usb 1-2: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB3
[  454.973422] option 1-2:1.4: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected
[  454.973509] usb 1-2: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB4
[  454.973527] usbcore: registered new interface driver option
[  454.973530] option: v0.7.2:USB Driver for GSM modems
[  459.880579] usb-storage: device scan complete
[  459.882415] scsi 3:0:0:0: Direct-Access     Vodafone  MMC StorageMMC PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
[  459.885125] sd 3:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
[  459.894848] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk


I right-clicked on the NetworkManager icon on the KDE Panel and used Manage Connections... to set up the modem as follows:

Mobile Broadband tab
Basic section:
Number: *99#
Username: wap
Password: wap
Advanced section:
APN: internet
Type: Any
PIN: xxxx (the 4-digit PIN from the Vodacom docs that came with the device)
PUK: xxxxxxxx (the 8-digit PuK from the Vodacom docs that came with the device)

PPP tab
I ticked only the following items, the rest I unticked:
Authentication
PAP
EAP

Compression section:
I ticked only the following items, the rest I unticked:
Allow BSD compression
Allow Deflate compression
Use TCP header compression

The stick works a treat with SL and KDE. Why, oh why, do manufacturers not provide this information so that Linux users can configure their installation to work with these sticks?
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Re: Vodacom SP mobile broadband K3765-Z USB stick [Solved]

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:26

Just a 'heads up': After installing the latest version of Firefox and of Thunderbird the modem would not connect. Ctrl-Alt-F12 showed an error message about a missing library, so I just reinstalled NetworkManager and all was good again.

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Feb  8 06:26:09 acertm8215 pppd[8107]: libssl3.so.12: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
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