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Thread: Huawei E220 on Windows Vista

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    Default Huawei E220 on Windows Vista

    Hi, I tried installing a Huawei E220 modem on Windows Vista, only the emulated CD-ROM device was detected, not the modem device and the two COM devices.
    When I tried to access the emulated CD-ROM device I got the message:
    E:\ is not accessible.
    The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable.
    I found the following workaround here:
    Work-Around: You need another PC/Laptop and a USB Pen/Key Drive to do this:
    1) Connect the E220 to your XP PC/Laptop
    2) access the emulated CD Drive and copy all the Contents onto a USB Pen Drive.
    3) Disconnect the E220 and the Pen Drive
    4) Connect the Pen Drive to your Vista PC and install the software using the Autorun.exe file (Run as Administrator)
    5) Connect the E220 - Vista will only recognize a USB Mass Storage Device and the emulated CD drive which it cannot access.
    6) Open the Device Manager (in the Control Panel)
    7) Look for the USB Mass Storage Device in the "Universal Serial Bus controllers" Section

    If there are more than one USB Mass Storage Devices, right click each one,
    select Properties, Details and then "Children"
    If it says "Huawei" somewhere inside the Value, you found the right one.

    8) Right click on the Mass Storage Device and select "Update Driver Software"
    9) Select "Browse my Computer"
    10) Select "Let me pick"
    11) Uncheck "Show compatible devices"
    12) Select "(Generic USB Host Controller)" in the Manufacturer Tab
    13) Select "USB Composite Device" in the Model Tab
    14) Finish installing the Composite Device driver
    15) Afterwards, Vista will add another USB Mass Storage Device, and if you are lucky, also 2 "Data Interfaces"
    16) If it doesn't detect the Data Interfaces, disconnect and reconnect your E220.
    17) Vista should now detect all the E220s Data Interfaces
    18) When asked to insert the disk containing the drivers, choose "I don't have the disk"
    19) Enter the \Drivers\WinXP Subfolder of your USB Pen Drive
    20) Repeat Step 18&19 for the second Data Interface
    21) Start your Huawei Mobile Connect (Web'n'Walk Manager) Software, and connect
    Worked fine for me, although it the emulated CD-ROM device is still reported as "corrupted and unreadable".
    Definitely going to format that drive now!
    Last edited by ginggs; 04-02-2007 at 09:08 PM.

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    nice, will probably try this after installing Vista.
    Thanks ginggs
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    Quote Originally Posted by lilDeath View Post
    nice, will probably try this after installing Vista.
    Thanks ginggs
    Let us know how it works out for you

    MTNDD

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    Default workaorund doesn' appear to work

    i tried the workaround as shown here but alas it does not work.
    i can send sms's from the card, but cannot connect.
    when i try connect it just tells me that i need to check the settings.

    anybody else got this working?

    any ideas what those connection settings should be? i just left the default, which appear to be the same as those on my XP machine where it works fine.

    thanks
    Ryan

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    any ideas when MTN will have updated Vista drivers out for this device?
    when i first enquire they said it was not supported because the OS had not been released.

    well now Vista is official and you can buy it anywhere.
    i asked at the MTN shop in Village Walk and they just said that it was in testing, but couldn't tell me when we could expect it.

    anybody from MTN here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryancrawcour View Post
    any ideas when MTN will have updated Vista drivers out for this device?
    when i first enquire they said it was not supported because the OS had not been released.

    well now Vista is official and you can buy it anywhere.
    i asked at the MTN shop in Village Walk and they just said that it was in testing, but couldn't tell me when we could expect it.

    anybody from MTN here?
    The E220 firmware update and dashboard software is busy being tested as we speak, I've got some test drivers which is around 6 megs if want to try it and your own risk I can send it to you but I'm prefer you wait for the final released version

    I've done my own E220 with the Firmware update and Dashboard update and it's working hundreds on my PC running Windows Vista

    MTNDD
    Last edited by YelloFever; 15-02-2007 at 07:08 PM. Reason: Spelling error

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    Hi, could you tell me please where I can get the firmware update for the E220?

    Many thanks,

    Andy,

    Ireland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinton View Post
    Hi, could you tell me please where I can get the firmware update for the E220?

    Many thanks,

    Andy,

    Ireland.
    What for XP or Vista?

    MTNDD

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    For Vista please.

    Thanks

    Andy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinton View Post
    For Vista please.

    Thanks

    Andy.
    The Vista E220 firmware update and dashboard software is busy being tested as we speak, I've got some test drivers which is around 6 megs if want to try it and your own risk I can send it to you but I'm prefer you wait for the final released version

    I've done my own E220 with the Firmware update and Dashboard update and it's working hundreds on my PC running Windows Vista

    MTNDD

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    I saw that message, I'd be happy to try the beta version please.

    Thanks,

    Andy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinton View Post
    I saw that message, I'd be happy to try the beta version please.

    Thanks,

    Andy.
    PM me your email address

    MTNDD

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    Works fine for me too - thanks for your help MTN_data_dude !



    Quote Originally Posted by MTN_Data_Dude View Post
    The Vista E220 firmware update and dashboard software is busy being tested as we speak, I've got some test drivers which is around 6 megs if want to try it and your own risk I can send it to you but I'm prefer you wait for the final released version

    I've done my own E220 with the Firmware update and Dashboard update and it's working hundreds on my PC running Windows Vista

    MTNDD

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinton View Post
    Works fine for me too - thanks for your help MTN_data_dude !
    Cool,

    No worries anytime

    MTNDD

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryancrawcour View Post
    i tried the workaround as shown here but alas it does not work.
    i can send sms's from the card, but cannot connect.
    when i try connect it just tells me that i need to check the settings.
    You have to create a new modem connection. If you go to your XP, you'll see a modem connection. Replicate it in Vista. I'm from Spain, and in my case, the phone number to call was *99#.

    It worked for me; I'm replying to your post on my HSDPA connection under Windows Vista.

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