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Monthly Archives: May 2011

BandRich BandLuxe C120 for Fedora 14

When we were travel in Taiwan, my brother-in-law kindly lent me a BandLuxe C120 wireless broadband modem that used Vibo.

The modem comes with Windows driver, and stated that it support Linux. However it’s documentation is outdated (for Fedora 8). For example, the document says that the modem is mounted as CDROM, you can then umount it to access modem. But the cdrom icon did not appear after I inserted the modem.

I’ve also tried usb_modeswitch and wvdial, but none of them actually works. But the first document give me an idea of sdparm.

Finally, I installed sdparm and ran:

sdparm --command=eject /dev/sr0

Yay, I can see the wireless modem in NetworkManager.

And my /etc/udev/rules.d/99-bandluxe.rules

# send eject command via usb_storage driver for all BandLuxe Installation CDROM devices
ACTION=="add" ATTR{idVendor}=="1a8d", ATTR{idProduct}=="1000", RUN="sdparm  /dev/$name"

But please note that I did not revert all the settings I have done before.
So you may still need to do some extra step for it to work.