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Post subject: how to get online with a 3g modem  PostPosted: 10.10.2010, 14:22



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A quick dirty howto on using a 3G modem which worked for me. Hope it is useful.

How to get online with a 3g usb modem
pre requisites:

make sure we have wvdial and usb-modeswitch packages installed.
dpkg -l | grep wvdial
dpkg -l | grep usb-modeswitch

The mode switch package should automatically switch the usb modems from a flash drive mode to modem mode.

We can monitor if this is happening by monitoring
tail -f /var/log/messages

After we confirm this is happening.

Run the command wvdialconf as root. This would automatically try to detect the modem and put in the initialisation strings for the modem in /etc/wvdial.conf.

Last but not the least modify /etc/wvdial.conf and add in the username ,password as well as the phone number as provided by your isp.

After that is done
just execute wvdial as root and you should get online.
 
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Post subject: RE: how to get online with a 3g modem  PostPosted: 11.10.2010, 07:08
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I have written an extensive Wiki article about it, including a table with provider data from all over the world: http://aptosid.com/index.php?module=wik ... MTSandGPRS

Greetings,
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Post subject: Re: RE: how to get online with a 3g modem  PostPosted: 11.10.2010, 18:48



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      slam wrote:
I have written an extensive Wiki article about it, including a table with provider data from all over the world: http://aptosid.com/index.php?module=wik ... MTSandGPRS

Greetings,
Chris


wow !! that was quite an impressive article .did not check wiki before..Kudos!!
 
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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: how to get online with a 3g modem  PostPosted: 11.10.2010, 18:51



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Does it matter if it is an EDGE or 3G modem as long as both are USB?
I used to USB edge modem, used Kppp to setup.

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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: how to get online with a 3g modem  PostPosted: 12.10.2010, 09:21
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The Howto will work with all types of modems, from GPRS to UMTS, 3G, EDGE, HDSP, etc.
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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: how to get online with a 3g modem  PostPosted: 13.10.2010, 12:31
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I have 3g umts modem, but my home is too far from the antenna,
and I can really get umts connection but only EDGE/GPRS connection.

If I once enter PIN with umtsmon on X, then modem becomes ready to
connet, and I can later connect with wvdial in text mode, but
if I enter PIN with wvdial, I can't connect. Something is missing
and I'm looking for missing configuration.
 
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Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: how to get online with a 3g modem  PostPosted: 17.10.2010, 11:29



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      muchan wrote:
I have 3g umts modem, but my home is too far from the antenna,
and I can really get umts connection but only EDGE/GPRS connection.

If I once enter PIN with umtsmon on X, then modem becomes ready to
connect, and I can later connect with wvdial in text mode, but
if I enter PIN with wvdial, I can't connect. Something is missing
and I'm looking for missing configuration.



Hi Munchan,

Can you paste the wvdial output while trying to connect Maybe someone could help you with the info.

Also the output of lsusb and tail-f /var/log/messages from when you plug in to while trying to connect would be useful.
 
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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: how to get online with a 3g modem  PostPosted: 20.04.2012, 16:35



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      Quote:
if I enter PIN with wvdial, I can't connect. Something is missing
and I'm looking for missing configuration.

I had this problem and solved it putting the chip in a cell phone, then I disabled "Ask PIN on startup", put back the chip in the modem and no more PIN was needed with wvdial
 
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