Idea netsetter (Huawei EG162G)
The HUAWEI EG162G is a EDGE/GPRS modem used for wireless internet access. Linux kernel support this at least from version 188.8.131.52 and thus setting this up is not very hard.
Plug it in
Plug in the device , wait for a few seconds and then run
$ ls /dev/ttyUSB*
you will see something like this:
/dev/ttyUSB1 /dev/ttyUSB2 /dev/ttyUSB3
the first one is the port of the modem.
Now install wvdial, which is a dialer.and
Configure and dial
/etc/wvdial.conf and use this if you are using an idea netsetter , else use google to find the right config for your provider
[Dialer Defaults] Modem=/dev/ttyUSB1 Baud = 460800 Init 1 = AT+CGMM Init 2 = AT+CMEE=1 Init 3 = ATE0 Init 4 = AT^HS=0,0 Init 5 = AT+CFUN? Init 6 = AT+CLCK="SC",2 Init 7 = AT+CPIN? Init 8 = AT+CLCK="SC",2 Modem Type = USB MODEM Phone=*99# Username = idea Password = idea Dial Command=ATDT Stupid Mode=1 ISDN=0
Remember that the modem might get a different port each time you plug it in so you might need to change the 'Modem=/dev/ttyUSB1' each time, for example if the output of $ ls /dev/ttyUSB* is /dev/ttyUSB0 /dev/ttyUSB1 /dev/ttyUSB2, then you need to change the 2nd line in the wvdial config to 'Modem=/dev/ttyUSB0'.
If the output of $ ls /dev/ttyUSB* shows a /dev/ttyUSB_utps_modem, which will be a soft link to your Idea Netsetter's modem, change the 2nd line in the wvdial config to ' Modem=/dev/ttyUSB_utps_modem'. This link will not change every time you reconnect the device.
Now all you need to do is run wvdial as root
If you get an error 16 in wvdial it means that there is no modem present in the port specified by the config, so edit your config file accordingly.
If the connection is successfull you will see something like this:
# wvdial --> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.60 --> Cannot get information for serial port. --> Initializing modem. --> Sending: ATZ ATZ OK --> Modem initialized. --> Sending: ATDT*99# --> Waiting for carrier. ATDT*99# CONNECT --> Carrier detected. Starting PPP immediately. --> Starting pppd at Sun May 24 02:03:51 2009 --> Pid of pppd: 6361 --> Using interface ppp0 --> pppd: è|¸8AÈ@Þ --> pppd: è|8AÈ@Þ --> pppd: è|8AÞÈ@Þ --> pppd: è|¸8AÞÈ@Þ --> pppd: è|¸8AÞÈ@Þ --> pppd: è|¸8AÞÈ@Þ --> local IP address 184.108.40.206 --> pppd: è|¸8AÞÈ@Þ --> remote IP address 10.64.64.64 --> pppd: è|¸8AÞÈ@Þ --> primary DNS address 10.11.12.13 --> pppd: è|¸8AÞÈ@Þ --> secondary DNS address 10.11.12.14 --> pppd: è|¸8AÞÈ@Þ
You still will not be able to surf the net unless you have a nameserver in your
/etc/resolv.conf. In this case add this line to it:
If you are already conected to a LAN then change the subnet mask of the lan to 255.0.0.0 and you should be able to use the lan and the netsetter.