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Windows 7: Huawei 169 USB 3g modem

13 Dec 2008   #1
Mindstorm

Windows 7 7100 RC 1, Windows Vista 64, Windows XP, MAC OS X 10.5.5
 
 
Huawei 169 USB 3g modem

Hi,

I can't get my Huawei 169 modem to function in Windows 7, I've tried both build 6801 and 6956 -same result

As soon as I plug the modem in Win7 recognizes it as a usb disk, I can access the disk and launch the on board installer. I've downloaded the latest driver from the Huawei site, but the installer fails with the error "can't find any modem"

If I do a hardware scan in the device manager only the usb disk turns up, but not the modem.

I'm using this modem on this laptop in both WinXP and OSX without any problems, so the modem and PC is allright...

Is there any special windows 7 services that I need to start?

Any help is welcomed!



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13 Dec 2008   #2
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

have you checked your device manager if there are any unknown devices
can you also prt screen your device manager...
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13 Dec 2008   #3
Mindstorm

Windows 7 7100 RC 1, Windows Vista 64, Windows XP, MAC OS X 10.5.5
 
 

Hi,

no, there's no unknown devices or exclamations in my device manager (one of the first things I checked earlier ) Don't know why you want a screen dump of my device manager as it doesn't tell anything.... Even if I do a "hardware scan" from within the device manager the modem doesn't show up, it's like if windows doesn't sense it at all. Funny...

As I've said before, I know the PC and the modem is OK as it all works if I boot up to XP or OSX. Perhaps MS left out some functionality in the pre-betas

I found some new vista drivers at the Huawei support site, but that setup fails with the message "can't find the device" (or similar). I've tried to run it in compatibility mode and in admin mode - but it still fails to initialize my modem...
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13 Dec 2008   #4
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

can i have the link to drivers???
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13 Dec 2008   #5
Mindstorm

Windows 7 7100 RC 1, Windows Vista 64, Windows XP, MAC OS X 10.5.5
 
 

Shure you can I took me forever to locate it on the Huawei web site...

Huawei Terminal

I hope you get something from it as I didn't
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13 Dec 2008   #6
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

i thought these drivers could be extracted.....
if you a vista OS cd or already have it installed

List of Supported apps in Windows 7 (6801/6956)

the one highlighted
when you install vista install the driver and back that one up...
then restore it in vista
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13 Dec 2008   #7
baarod

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mindstorm View Post
Shure you can I took me forever to locate it on the Huawei web site...

Huawei Terminal

I hope you get something from it as I didn't
Its a USB device:



As such it will not show up in device manager. Attach the device and look in Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers to see if the device appears there. You can then run the UTPS11.030.01.04.03.B409.exe you downloaded from the Huawei site as administrator by right clicking it and selecting "Run as Administrator". That should allow the installation wizard to find the USB device when it searches for it. Since it also has a microSD slot it will have to be installed by Windows as a composite USB device first and then as a communications controller and mass storage controller and whatever else it does. Let me know how this works out for you.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
i thought these drivers could be extracted.....
if you a vista OS cd or already have it installed

List of Supported apps in Windows 7 (6801/6956)

the one highlighted
when you install vista install the driver and back that one up...
then restore it in vista
Highlighted? Maybe by your browser search. What are you referring to? Driver Max?
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13 Dec 2008   #8
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
It's a USB device:



As such t will not show up in device manager. Attach the device and look in Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers to see if the device appears there. You can then run UTPS11.030.01.04.03.B409.exe you downloaded from the Huawei site as administrator by right clicking it and selecting "Run as Administrator". That should allow the installation wizard to find the USB device when it searches for it. Since it also has a microSD slot it will have to be installed by Windows as a composite USB device first and then as a communications controller and mass storage controller and whatever else it does. Let me know how this works out for you.
i knew that....
thats why i asked him for the link
that explains why it is seen as a removable drive
what i meant is to install it first (get it working) and keep it there then run drivermax it should show up then back only that driver...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
Highlighted? Maybe by your browser search. What are you referring to? Driver Max?
sorry and yes i am referring to drivermax
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13 Dec 2008   #9
baarod

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

That oughta work if the installer borks in 7. As long as it can find the composite root driver the rest should be easy...
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13 Dec 2008   #10
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
That oughta work if the installer borks in 7. As long as it can find the composite root driver the rest should be easy...
yes you are right since the driver for the micro sd slot is installed then its not the hardware (or there is little chance) that the modem itself is damaged...


im hoping he tried the compatibility mode and run as admin already
but only mindstorm can confirm
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