4G Systems XS Stick P14 (UMTS / HSDPA / HSUPA)

Network HSDPA, HSUPA, Surfstick, UMTS / GSM / HSDPA, USB

4G Systems XS Stick P14 (UMTS / HSDPA / HSUPA)
Linux compatibility:
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Updated: 16/03/2016 02:50

Review of Linux Compatibility

The 4G Systems XS Stick P14 is a USB surfstick and supports transmissions in UMTS, HSDPA, and HSUPA stadard. The stick has the USB ID 0x1c9e:0xf000

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1c9e:f000

and is supported by Linux, e.g. by Ubuntu since version 10.04.

The stick is a memory stick and a sufstick in one. It has to be switched between these two modes. If the system is not configured correctly, the surfstick is recognized by the Linux kernel as a CD-Rom drive instead:

usb 2-1.1: new high-speed USB device number 3 using ehci_hcd
scsi7 : usb-storage 2-1.1:1.0
scsi 7:0:0:0: CD-ROM            USBModem Disk             2.31 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
sr1: scsi-1 drive
sr 7:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr1
sr 7:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 5
usb 2-1.1: USB disconnect, device number 3
usb 2-1.1: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci_hcd
scsi8 : usb-storage 2-1.1:1.4
scsi 8:0:0:0: Direct-Access     USBModem Disk             2.31 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
sd 8:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk

In this case the mode of the stick has to be switched by the usb_modeswitch command. This program can be installed in Debian-based distributions (e.g. Ubuntu) by

apt-get install usb-modeswitch usb-modeswitch-data

Afterwards, the modus of the USB stick can be changed into a surfstick by the command usb_modeswitch:

usb_modeswitch -c /etc/usb_modeswitch.conf -v 0x1c9e -p 0x9605

As a result of the command the USB ID of the sticks will change to 1x9e:9605.
Furthermore, the stick needs a seriell device ttyUSB for the network connection. This device is created by the usbserial kernel module and has to be loaded by hand if not already loaded automatically by the kernel:

sudo modprobe usbserial vendor=0x1c9e product=0x9605

This will create the necessary ttyUSB device:

sd 7:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial
USB Serial support registered for generic
usbserial_generic 2-1.2:1.0: generic converter detected
usb 2-1.2: generic converter now attached to ttyUSB0
usbserial_generic 2-1.2:1.1: generic converter detected
usb 2-1.2: generic converter now attached to ttyUSB1
usbserial_generic 2-1.2:1.2: generic converter detected
usb 2-1.2: generic converter now attached to ttyUSB2
usbserial_generic 2-1.2:1.3: generic converter detected
usb 2-1.2: generic converter now attached to ttyUSB3
usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial_generic
usbserial: USB Serial Driver core

The network connection can now be configured, e.g. by selecting the “mobile connection” item in the network menu of Ubuntu.


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