[Ubuntu-ZW] Africom EVDO USB Modem on Ubuntu Linux
o.sinclair at gmail.com
Wed Oct 6 09:11:26 BST 2010
I feel SO STUPID - I am actually on Powertel, not Africom.. but happy it
seems the advise worked
On 06/10/2010 09:57, Samuel Mukoti wrote:
> 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,
> On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 9:23 AM, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at gmail.com
> <mailto: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
> [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,
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