Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 470268
AT&T USBConnect "Mercury" BB Modem not recognized
Last modified: 2009-10-19 10:03:13 EDT
Description of problem:
AT&T USBConnect Broadband Card (Sierra Wireless) not properly recognized
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Insert SW Mercury Card into USB slot
2.Attempt to set up Mobile Broadband connection in NetworkManager
3.Card not available to set up
The card is being recognized when plugged in, but not as a USB broadband card. Intead it's recognized as some sort of USB storage device.
Card should be recognized as a USB Broadband Modem.
Per request on Fedora-Test-List, lshal output has been attached to this bug report.
Work-Around has been found for now:
Create the file /etc/hal/fdi/information/modems.fdi (sample attached) with the following content:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!-- -*- xml -*- -->
<!-- Sierra Modems -->
<match key="@info.parent:usb.vendor_id" int="0x1199">
<!-- GSM/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA modems
In left-to-right order of product ID:
<match key="@info.parent:usb.product_id" int_outof="0x6880">
<match key="@info.parent:usb.interface.number" int="4">
<append key="info.capabilities" type="strlist">modem</append>
<append key="modem.command_sets" type="strlist">GSM-07.07</append>
<append key="modem.command_sets" type="strlist">GSM-07.05</append>
Reboot the system. He card is then correctly recognized and can be configured in NetworkManager.
Created attachment 322725 [details]
Output from lshal
lshal output from affected machine (Lenovo ThinkPad T400)
Created attachment 322727 [details]
Sample modems.fdi file
Sample modems.fdi file referred to in bug description work-around.
Just tested the fix in comment #2 on Fedora 10 Rawhide and I'm able to connect without any problems via NetworkManager
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
I can confirm this bug using my Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U
(In reply to comment #5)
> I can confirm this bug using my Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U
Sorry, I wasn't clear. I am still having an issue connecting via NetworkManager in Fedora 10 188.8.131.52 kernel.
Created attachment 330665 [details]
Output of /var/log/messages from time of the aircard plugged in to connection failure
I really wish bugzilla had an "edit post" function because I hate to keep adding replies as I find more information but the Ubuntu world appears to have the same issue so its highly possible that this is an upstream problem.
I have since upgraded to F11 and this card now works as it should. Updates on F10 also seem to have fixed - but I can not say with certainty when. Suggest closing once the appropriate patch level is found...
This also works for me as well, I'll go ahead and close it and someone can re-open it if they are continuing to experience issues.