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



On 06/13/2011 03:49 AM, Scott Ferguson wrote:
On 13/06/11 15:44, Christian Jaeger wrote:
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.

The message is "Loaded plugin ifupdown: (C) 2008 Canonical Ltd.", and
"Loaded plugin keyfile: (c) 2007 - 2008 Red Hat, Inc."; that only
means they developed the upstream code (and only of these plugins) and
does not imply that they created the packages.

My mistake. Somehow I confused usb-modeswitch with... well, other
things. I shall have another coffee. :-/


(There are no mentions of Didier Raboud in the source code of the
network-manager and modemmanager packages, although there are almost
no mentions of individual developers anyway, it's all Novell, Red Hat,
Canonical, Free Software Foundation, and a couple other companies like
Ericsson, Samsung. Michael Biebl is current maintainer of both
packages in Debian.)

Yes. I just looked it up through Debian package search (Unity).

<snipped>
Note: shouldn't need to supply your ISPs APN - the modem should have,
and supply that when it connects.

Try this:-
Create the following files:-
/etc/ppp/peers/Bell
/etc/chatscripts/Bell

The next one is tricky as I don't know which /dev/ttyUSB* is the modem's
data port... so I suggest you try them all.
First list them:-
$ ls /dev/ttyUSB*
I suspect you'll find 4 - 5 ports created (if the right module is
loaded, but I digress).
Try /dev/ttyUSB4 first, then 2, then 0, then 1, then 3.

for /etc/peers/Bell the contents are (copy and paste between the lines):-
=============
hide-password
noauth
connect "/usr/sbin/chat -v -f /etc/chatscripts/Bell"
debug
#the following line is where to try different ports
/dev/ttyUSB4
115200
defaultroute
noipdefault
user "a"
ipparam Bell
persist
usepeerdns
============

for /etc/chatscripts/Bell the contents are:-
=============
#leave the following line commented for the time being.
#REPORT CONNECT
ABORT BUSY ABORT 'NO CARRIER' ABORT VOICE ABORT 'NO DIALTONE' ABORT 'NO
DIAL TONE' ABORT 'NO ANSWER' ABO$
'' ATZ
OK-AT-OK "ATDT*99#"
CONNECT \d\c
============

edit /etc/ppp/options and ensure that the line "noauth" is uncommented

Make sure you are in the dip group
$ groups | grep dip

Then try to connect:-
$ pon Bell

Then please run the following commands and save the results to the next
post:-
$ lsusb | grep 1410:7030 | grep Novatel
$ lsmod | grep option
$ lsmod | grep serial
$ dmesg | tail -n 20
$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
# ifconfig

If you manage to connect... use the following to disconnect:-
$ poff Bell

I am using a USB modem from AT&T which is supported by the Debian kernel
so I have held off replying to this thread.  If it would help any, I can
show all the files Scott mentioned if you want. I don't want to clutter this thread unnecessarily though if they would not help.

Wayne


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