nmcli and 3g modem on ubuntu 12.04.1 server
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Sun Nov 4 02:32:24 UTC 2012
I have an old sierra wireless 3g modem which works fine on my laptop
running ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS. I originally set it up using the network
manager applet, but am able to stop and start the modem using:
nmcli con up id 'AT&T LaptopConnect (data cards)'
nmcli con down id 'AT&T LaptopConnect (data cards)'
When I first plug it in, it shows up as follows:
# nmcli dev status
DEVICE TYPE STATE
ttyUSB4 gsm disconnected
eth0 802-3-ethernet connected
eth1 802-11-wireless disconnected
# nmcli con list
NAME UUID TYPE TIMESTAMP-REAL
Wired connection 1 4c06abb6-33a1-479b-9864-0b7c58425c65 802-3-ethernet Sat 03 Nov 2012 07:19:57 PM PDT
AT&T LaptopConnect (data cards) b153762b-1eb9-4197-90f7-0701c495175a gsm Sat 03 Nov 2012 06:05:59 PM PDT
CUSTOMER 74b7522f-a6e9-4216-b8b1-3af87adf0617 802-11-wireless never
I'm trying to configure this modem to run on a small server which has no
GUI installed. When I plug it in the "nmcli dev status' shows the
device, however it does not show up in the "nmcli con list" and cannot
be started. I'm guessing that it is not configured into the network
manager. How do I do this with out the GUI? Is there a config file
somewhere? I have installed hal and added the device entries on the new
server the same as on my laptop.
Otherwise, can anyone tell me how to configure wvdial or an alternative
command line interface that I can use?
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