Using Vodafone USB modem again

I am back in Perth, able to use the Vodafone USB wireless modem.

Running Wary 0.9, it is no easier to get this modem going.

PupDial first finds /dev/ttyUSB1, I try Connect, get "No carrier...", then I click button to choose /dev/ttyUSB3, and that then connects ok.

But the problem is, at next boot I find that sometimes it will connect with /dev/ttyUSB3, sometimes it simply says cannot find the interface.

Pressing Choose or any button does not get me back to /dev/ttyUSB1, and I have to exit PupDial then edit wvdial.conf and change it back to /dev/ttyUSB1, then start PupDial and go through the same procedure of trying to connect then changing to /dev/ttyUSB3.

It seems that this modem requires an initial operation of some kind on /dev/ttyUSB1, then it works on /dev/ttyUSB3.


Posted on 15 Oct 2010, 22:31


Comments:

Posted on 15 Oct 2010, 24:43 by tubby
Vodafone
Barry, i have tried my usb dongle and no problem was encountered with wary9 running off of the cd and a save file on the hard drive.
I am in the UK but i cannot see that it would make any difference.
I used pup dial from the setup/internet pull down menu, after connection a pop up offered to make pup dial the preferred connection manager which for this experiment i did. Rebooted and click on network tray icon and pup dial interface popped up. click connect and here i am.


Posted on 16 Oct 2010, 2:21 by zygo
K3565
Barry, You have the K3571 don't you? This http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=57822 success needed additional pets for K3565.

tubby, what modem do you have? While connected Hardinfo from the System menu will tell you manufacturer, vendor and productID.


Posted on 16 Oct 2010, 2:31 by alec78
Vodaphone
Barry, have you trawled Josua Dietze's site, http://www.draisberghof.de/ ?


Posted on 16 Oct 2010, 2:53 by tubby
info
HUAWEI model K3520 HSDPA usb stick

vendor 0x12d1
product id 0x1001

This is the info.


Posted on 16 Oct 2010, 7:32 by zygo
Vodafone fog
The fist post here http://www.draisberghof.de/usb_modeswitch/bb/viewtopic.php?t=368 is interesting describes an escape from a similar Vodafone fog.


Posted on 16 Oct 2010, 16:06 by BarryK
Works today
Today it worked without any problem. It does seem important to plug it in after Puppy has booted. I plugged it in, waited until the blue LED started to flash on the modem, then ran PupDial and it connected straight away on /dev/ttyUSB3.

I need to try this exact sequence again.

zygo,
Thanks for the link, gives me some ideas to try.



Posted on 16 Oct 2010, 16:07 by drongo
Another script
The draisberghof.de site also links to http://www.sakis3g.org/ which contains another usb modem setup script


Posted on 16 Oct 2010, 16:33 by BarryK
Re Sakis3g
drongo,
Wow, that does look interesting! Downloading it right now.



Posted on 16 Oct 2010, 21:14 by zygo
the struggle
Barry,
I was about to tell you that the procedure you've described is obvious but I remember now that it took me a while to learn it.
Note:
1. I find that once the internet connection is dropped I have to reinsert the modem for pupdial to work.
2. I have only one tick in event manager -- to load modules. Maybe the autoplay thing gets in the way. I don't know I have never had it enabled.
3. I had unreliable switching due to a bug in remastering of Puppy 431. When it failed (ie the modem wasn't listed in Hardinfo) I noticed that usb_modeswitch had hung. For some time my procedure was to disable the udev rule, insert the modem and run the switch command in rxvt. This was always successful for some reason.



Posted on 16 Oct 2010, 22:51 by rodin.s
USB-modem
I have Huawei E1550 and connect via PGPRS. Put there device /dev/ttyUSB0 and my apn. Also tried ZTE MF100 where device was /dev/ttyUSB2. After you plug modem in dmesg will show what devices are available for module option.


Posted on 17 Oct 2010, 7:10 by BarryK
Working ok
I reported above:

Today it worked without any problem. It does seem important to plug it in after Puppy has booted. I plugged it in, waited until the blue LED started to flash on the modem, then ran PupDial and it connected straight away on /dev/ttyUSB3.

I have repeated this successfully three more times. Yes, it is important to plug it in after Puppy has booted.



Posted on 17 Oct 2010, 22:17 by adi
blank password not acccepted
I tried with network wizard configured for gprs modem and apn provider has no password but the wizard do no accept settings without it.


Posted on 17 Oct 2010, 22:47 by zygo
form filling
adi, With pupdial it's a form filling exercise. It will reject a blank password value so use x for the password. It is up to the isp to request the password. Pupdial gives up after about a minute waiting for this request then starts ppp anyway. Maybe the gprs thing is the same.