[Ubuntu-ZW] Africom EVDO USB Modem on Ubuntu Linux

Samuel Mukoti samuelmukoti at gmail.com
Wed Oct 6 08:57:27 BST 2010


Thanks guys.. I tried the wvdial route which seems to work fine.

Thanks God there is Linux support, not much can be said about the Ecoweb 4G
dongle.

Thanx all,

Sam

On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 9:23 AM, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 06/10/2010 09:08, Samuel Mukoti wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I've been told that the Africom modem works on Linux.  I've try
> > configuring NetworkManager but no luck so far.  Any tips?
> >
> I am using it with no problems whatsoever under KDE Kubuntu 10.04.
> However, as I use WICD for network and it does not recognise modems I
> use command line wvdial for the Africom line.
>
> All I did was:
> install wvdial
> from command line run:
> sudo wvdialconf
>
> it should find the modem. Then edit /etc/wvdial.conf to something like
> below:
> [Dialer Defaults]
> Init1 = ATZ
> Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
> Modem Type = Analog Modem
> Baud = 460800
> New PPPD = yes
> Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0 (in my case that is)
> ISDN = 0
> Phone = #777 (that is the number I got from Africom)
> Password = what Africom gave you
> Username = what Africom gave you
>
> then to connect run "sudo wvdial" from command line
>
> However - in my case it also works with the KNetworkManager, it is just
> a bit slow in finding the modem. I have tried on another laptop also, so
> on 2 different ones it works.
>
> Hope that helps,
>
> Sinclair
>
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