Ticket #28768 (new request)
Opened 2 years ago
Port Request: USB_ModeSwitch
|Reported by:||jprokos@…||Owned by:||macports-tickets@…|
USB_ModeSwitch is (surprise!) a mode switching tool for controlling "flip flop" (multiple device) USB gear.
Several new USB devices (especially high-speed WAN stuff, based on cell phone chipsets containing that feature) have their MS Windows drivers onboard; when plugged in for the first time they act like a flash storage and start installing the driver from there. After installation (and on every consecutive plugging) the driver switches the mode internally, the storage device vanishes (in most cases), and a new device (like an USB modem) shows up. Modem maker "Option" calls that feature "ZeroCD (TM)" since it eliminates the need for shipping a separate driver carrier.