Posts Tagged ‘Cellcom’

A small update to the cellular browsing

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

I have uploaded a replacement¬†wvdial.conf for the cellular entry below. Notice that for Cellcom in Israel, you need an init string AT+CGDCONT=1,”IP”,”internetg” . which is embedded into the file. For other cellular providers, you might need a different string.

For Cellcom users out there – this is the right init string. If you are on an “Cellular Internet” package, do not use AT+CGDCONT=1,”IP”,”WAPU” !

Sierra AirCard 880E on Ubuntu

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

To get your newly purchased Sierra AirCard 880E on your Ubuntu Hardy, you should follow these simple steps:

  1. Make sure you have GCC on your computer: ‘sudo apt-get install gcc
  2. Make sure you have kernel sources installed on your computer: ‘sudo apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.24-19-generic
  3. Download the driver from Sierra Wireless site
  4. Extract and compile (‘make‘, ‘sudo make install‘)
  5. Add to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-modem the line: ‘blacklist ehci_hcd’
  6. Insert the device into the laptop. When everything is OK, you should see that a USB device is registered using ‘dmesg‘ shortly afterwards, or ‘lsusb
  7. Configure /etc/wvdial.conf using the attached config file wvdial.conf
  8. Add to /etc/ppp/peers the file wvdial

Done. To connect, you need to run ‘sudo wvdial &

I will add in the future a nice gksudo with a nice-looking connect/disconnect script