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Re: How to get Bell Canada 3G USB network up?



On 13/06/11 13:56, Christian Jaeger wrote:
> I wrote:
>> the modem hasn't crashed
>> anymore, I don't know yet whether that's just because I'm lucky or the
>> newer version fixes the issue, I'll tell after more testing
> 
> I was just lucky, it still crashes. So I intend to play with changing
> the AT commnds in the mm source.

I'd suggest you don't - just yet as it will increase the number of
factors at play.
Let's see if we can get it working with it's (the modem's) current
settings first - acting on the presumption (assumption?) that it would
work as it stands, should you plug it in to a Windoof box.

> 
> (Hm, I guess I should probably test some more under Windows to be sure
> that it wasn't just a lucky streak there; sadly I deleted the Windows
> when I Debianized the netbook, it will take me some time to reinstall
> Windows somewhere.)

Do you use a PIN for you modem??

> 
> BTW, regarding your mention of Ubuntu, I'm not on Ubuntu! I'm on
> Squeeze. Just in case you were confused. (I only tried Ubuntu live
> some time ago to see whether it was better, and it's exactly the
> same.)
> 
> Christian.
> 

I was going off the Canonical string in the nm.log. Given that they
(sic) don't maintain the Debian package.
The Debian package is maintained by Didier Raboud, who if memory serves
me correctly is also the upstream developer.
So my other question is:-
Was that log from trying to connect with Ubuntu - or do you perhaps have
Ubuntu packages installed into Debian??

Usb-modeswitch does the hard work (though sometimes "eject" will achieve
the same result) of exposing the modem - it's easy to test that it has
happened (1410:7030).
That leaves the (relatively) easy part of using the modem.
We'll eliminate network manager from the possible problem causes by just
using pon and poff to test.
I'll give you instructions on how to set that up and test it - if you
could just let me know whether you have a PIN setup for it.

-- 
We all pay for life with death, so everything in between should be free.
 ~ Bill Hicks


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