Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for January 11th, 2008

WIFONE is wireless phone for home or office. This phone has been designed to operate on the IS-2000 Air Protocol over the 800MHz band. And the phone has the advanced user interface similar to mobile phone. It has greatly enchanced voice clarity and provides various advanced features.

There are 2 cable connections based on its type, Serial cable and USB cable. I suggest to use USB cable, much faster.

When you connect the phone using USB cable in your computer and you type ‘lsusb’, it will be recognized as LG Electronics Cellphone. Although it’s only packaged with Windows driver, it works smoothly with Ubuntu Gutsy.

It will cost you Rp 6000 per hour (now, may be less in the future) or at about 0.6 cent US$, with 145kbps speed). In Indonesia, it’s provided by Bakrie Telecom.

taufanlubis@toshiba:~$ lsusb

Bus 005 Device 002: ID 04f2:b008 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1004:6000 LG Electronics, Inc. VX4400/VX6000 Cellphone
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

taufanlubis@toshiba:~$

wifone.jpg

I’ve been using Windows for 15 years, I was a Visual Basic programmer and moderator for join_the_vb_family@yahoogroups.com, so there is no doubt that I don’t know how to install just a modem.

These are the time comparisons when I tried to install wifone in both Gutsy and XP:

Installation in XP (take at about 10 minutes + reading the manual)

  • Installation with CD driver

  • Plug in the cable (device recognized)

  • Reboot the computer

  • Ready to use!!!

 

Installation in Gutsy (take at about 3 minutes, some data from the manual and no reboot).

  • Connect the phone to my computer

  • Configure with it with ‘wvdialconfig

  • Edit file ‘/etc/wvdial.conf

  • Ready to use!!!!

 

But, after the installation, Windows only need 3 seconds to process until I can connect to the internet and Gutsy need at about 10 seconds.

 

Below are the details

Step 1. Configure with it with ‘wvdialconfig’

taufanlubis@toshiba:~$ sudo wvdialconf

[sudo] password for taufanlubis:
Editing `/etc/wvdial.conf’.
Scanning your serial ports for a modem.
Modem Port Scan<*1>: S0 S1 S2 S3
WvModem<*1>: Cannot get information for serial port.
ttyACM0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 — OK
ttyACM0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 Z — OK
ttyACM0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 — OK
ttyACM0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 — OK
ttyACM0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 — OK
ttyACM0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0 — OK
ttyACM0<*1>: Modem Identifier: ATI — 115200
ttyACM0<*1>: Speed 4800: AT — OK
ttyACM0<*1>: Speed 9600: AT — OK
ttyACM0<*1>: Speed 19200: AT — OK
ttyACM0<*1>: Speed 38400: AT — OK
ttyACM0<*1>: Speed 57600: AT — OK
ttyACM0<*1>: Speed 115200: AT — OK
ttyACM0<*1>: Speed 230400: AT — OK
ttyACM0<*1>: Speed 460800: AT — OK
ttyACM0<*1>: Max speed is 460800; that should be safe.
ttyACM0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0 — OK
Found an USB modem on /dev/ttyACM0.

Modem configuration written to /etc/wvdial.conf.
ttyACM0<Info>: Speed 460800; init “ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0″

taufanlubis@toshiba:~$

 

Step 2. Edit file ‘/etc/wvdial.conf’

[Dialer Defaults]
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
Modem Type = USB Modem
; Phone = <Target Phone Number>
ISDN = 0
; Username = <Your Login Name>
Init1 = ATZ
; Password = <Your Password>
Modem = /dev/ttyACM0
Baud = 460800

 

Change to:

 

[Dialer Defaults]
Init1 = ATQ0 V1 E1
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 Z
Init3 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0
Init4 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1
Init5 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2
Init6 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
Modem Type = USB Modem
Baud = 460800
Modem = /dev/ttyACM0

 

[Dialer WIFONE]
Username = wifone (data taken from the manual)
Init7 = AT+crm=1;$lgpkt=3 (data taken from the manual)
Password = wifone (data taken from the manual)
Phone = #777 (data taken from the manual)

 

Step 3. Ready to use.

taufanlubis@toshiba:~$ sudo wvdial WIFONE

taufanlubis@toshiba:~$ sudo wvdial WIFONE

[sudo] password for taufanlubis:
WvDial<*1>: WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.56
WvModem<*1>: Cannot get information for serial port.
WvDial<*1>: Initializing modem.
WvDial<*1>: Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1
WvDial Modem<*1>: OK
WvDial<*1>: Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 Z
WvDial Modem<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 Z
WvDial Modem<*1>: OK
WvDial<*1>: Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0
WvDial Modem<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0
WvDial Modem<*1>: OK
WvDial<*1>: Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1
WvDial Modem<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1
WvDial Modem<*1>: OK
WvDial<*1>: Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2
WvDial Modem<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2
WvDial Modem<*1>: OK
WvDial<*1>: Sending: AT+crm=1;$lgpkt=3
WvDial Modem<*1>: AT+crm=1;$lgpkt=3
WvDial Modem<*1>: OK
WvDial<*1>: Modem initialized.
WvDial<*1>: Sending: ATDT#777
WvDial<*1>: Waiting for carrier.
WvDial Modem<*1>: ATDT#777
WvDial Modem<*1>: CONNECT
WvDial<*1>: Carrier detected. Waiting for prompt.
WvDial<Notice>: Don’t know what to do! Starting pppd and hoping for the best.
WvDial<Notice>: Starting pppd at Sun Jan 6 21:28:18 2008
WvDial<Notice>: Pid of pppd: 7465
WvDial<*1>: Using interface ppp0
WvDial<*1>: pppd: �
6][08]
WvDial<*1>: pppd: �
6][08]
WvDial<*1>: pppd: �
6][08]
WvDial<*1>: pppd: �
6][08]
WvDial<*1>: pppd: �
6][08]
WvDial<*1>: pppd: �
6][08]
WvDial<*1>: local IP address 10.66.38.199
WvDial<*1>: pppd: �
6][08]
WvDial<*1>: remote IP address 192.168.240.83
WvDial<*1>: pppd: �
6][08]
WvDial<*1>: primary DNS address 202.171.1.2
WvDial<*1>: pppd: �
6][08]
WvDial<*1>: secondary DNS address 202.171.1.18
WvDial<*1>: pppd: �
6][08]

 

taufanlubis@toshiba:~$ ping http://www.google.com (for connection testing)

PING http://www.l.google.com (74.125.47.103) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 74.125.47.103: icmp_seq=1 ttl=232 time=637 ms

Read Full Post »

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 72 other followers