Don't have a serial port attached to my CPU, so I am using a cable connected to USB port which in turn is connected to a USB to Serial converter
which in turn in connected to the GPRS modem.
openSUSE 11.4 64 bit
Kernel - 188.8.131.52-1.2-desktop
# dmesg | grep ttyUSB
[ 3327.741132] usb 5-2: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c018 Logitech, Inc. Optical Wheel Mouse
Bus 005 Device 004: ID 067b:2303 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port
# wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf
Scanning your serial ports for a modem.
Modem Port Scan<*1>: S0 S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7
WvModem<*1>: Cannot set information for serial port.
ttyUSB0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- failed with 2400 baud, next try: 9600 baud
ttyUSB0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- failed with 9600 baud, next try: 115200 baud
ttyUSB0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- and failed too at 115200, giving up.
Sorry, no modem was detected! Is it in use by another program?
Did you configure it properly with setserial?
Please read the FAQ at http://open.nit.ca/wiki/?WvDial
If you still have problems, send mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
~ zgrep -i CONFIG_PPP_MPPE /proc/config.gz
# cat /etc/wvdial.conf
Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0
Baud = 19200
Init1 = ATZ
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2
Area Code =
Phone = 0
Ask Password = 0
Dial Command = ATDT
Stupid Mode = 1
Compuserve = 0
Force Address =
Idle Seconds = 300
ISDN = 0
Auto DNS = 1
Have tried using minicom
. It doesn't show any characters as an output of the modem.
This modem has been tested on a Windows machine and it does respond well
The ONLY fields I have edited in wvdial.conf are Modem and Baud.