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

Raymond Swart raymond at karigon.net
Wed Oct 6 09:26:24 BST 2010


  I here you Sam... perhaps the linux community should start their own 
network "openet".

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,
>
> Sam
>
> 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
>     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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