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Is there a way to use a LTE on Raspberry PI or Linux in general even if there are only .exe files on that stick?

Did anyone get a LTE stick from switzerland to work with his raspberry pi?

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  • Not sure if this helps ba5ic.blogspot.com/2015/08/… (disagree with close as this falls under Raspberry Pi peripherals)
    – user115418
    Nov 8, 2020 at 18:37
  • @Andyroo on suisse usb stick, there are only .exe files. Could it work anyway on linux?
    – David
    Nov 8, 2020 at 18:59
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    ? Baffled - link was to person who got it working under Linux... I do not have one to test as I now use my mobile if needed but the USB/Modem switch seems valid based on the ones I had a few years ago.
    – user115418
    Nov 8, 2020 at 20:38
  • but it was vodaphone, right?
    – David
    Nov 8, 2020 at 23:32
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    Why should carrier be an issue - normally these devices are the same - just badged by the carrier and have a replaceable data sim in them. I've seen some models where they never badged the software and the carrier label just peeled of the back... like I say, I moved to the phone as it was simple to set a hot spot up and saved another sim to manage.
    – user115418
    Nov 8, 2020 at 23:46

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Exe files are indeed windows-only. However, many LTE sticks have Linux drivers, either released by the manufacturer, or created by the community. Ubuntu Wiki has a list of such supported sticks. You should find out what chipset your stick has (lsusb reports Vendor ID / Product ID which you can compare with the values from the list). If it is supported, check the "Notes" column for hints on how to get it to work. Edit your question to include details (VID/PID and what you have tried) if it still won't work, perhaps the community will be able to help.

For sticks which present themselves as mass storage (such as yours) the first step is to use usb_modeswitch to get it connected as a communication device instead of a thumb drive.

If it's not supported, you're most likely out of luck. I would buy a supported model and plug your SIM card in it: chances are, it will work fine on your operator's network.

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    The usb_modeswitch was the process in the link I gave but David seemed reluctant due to carrier differences...
    – user115418
    Nov 10, 2020 at 18:56
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    @Andyroo Your link is spot on. Of course, David will have to find the correct APN configuration for his LTE provider, but the rest of the process still applies. Nov 11, 2020 at 9:48

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