EM7355 inside Windows VM

Hi,

did anyone try and succeeded to use EM7355 inside Windows7 virtual machine? All I can get is yellow triangles and “Code 10” in device manager . Besides that, event log shows message similar to (I can’t remember now exaclty) “This device is not supported on this platform”.
Is it possible to use such configuation or is it blocked on purpose? Linux guests works correctly, so I assume it is not virtualization host problem.

Regards,
Krzysztof.

Hi,
is it working on Windows 7 without virtual machine?
what drivers are you using??

Regards,
Alex

Hi,

Yes, it is working on Windows7 wihout VM. I used VHD-boot functionality to have the same single image for bare-metal boot and also to use it as VM. Bare metal - works great, VM - no luck.
I’m using drivers VERSION: 5.0.1312.4027 REV: A PASS: 1 (HP branded), dated January 2014. Couldn’t find anything newer. I also tried to mess with .sys files from other packages, but without luck inside VM (under bare-metal it worked, though). I’ve seen older Gobi-based modems working in such configuration (inside Windows VM), so I assume it is possible :slight_smile:

Regards,
Krzysztof

Were you ever able to get this working? I would like to do this as well since I cannot find any decent software to track detailed mobile network connection data. Was thinking of installing a VM for android and using some mobile apps like OpenSignal/Network Signal Pro – unless anyone knows of similar software that runs in Windows?

Yes, I was able to have working setup - Sierra modem inside VM. Linux VM inside Linux seems to be working fine.
Unfortunately, Windows inside Linux - still no luck, despite newest drivers and firmware. Code 10, and “device ID : <vid\pid> is not supported on this machine”.

@krzyneir nice, that’s great news – besides windows part. What version of windows were you trying to install? I’ve been using windows 10 as my main os on the laptop and haven’t ran into any issues with the public release.

During the beta Win10 releases i definitely ran into some problems w the modem. I attributed these to the hardware in the laptop though bc I have completely given up on trying to get it working on Windows 8 / 8.1 – I’m running a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2nd gen and it was a neightmare trying to get it online w windows 8.

Just curious, what version of linux/VM are you using?

Hi,

In that particular case I’m using Ubuntu 14.04 (both guest and host) and VBox as a VM host. Just needed to play a little to take the modem online. It seems that now waking functionality (called magic handshake :wink: ) is implemented in Sierra drivers for Linux and also libqmi.
I’m still using Windows 7.

Regards,
Krzysztof