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Old 03-06-2009, 02:43 AM   #1
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Thumbs up GSM Modem for Linux system


Hi,

I need to buy a GSM Modem supports Linux (say Centos), anyone who will just kindly tell me where I could get it?

I have got a contact of a seller from UK, but he said his Wavecom M1206B GSM modem does not need driver for running on any platform. I cannot believe that. Any device needs a driver.

Thank you.
 
Old 03-06-2009, 08:01 PM   #2
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I have got a contact of a seller from UK, but he said his Wavecom M1206B GSM modem does not need driver for running on any platform. I cannot believe that. Any device needs a driver.
He probably means that his device will use a standard driver that comes with any operating system. Did you bother to look it up at the manufacturer's web site?

http://cheapbuyuk.co.uk/forum/7-Wave...m-GSM-Terminal

You would be better off searching Google for "GSM modem on Linux". That would yield the following URL among others.

http://www.windclimber.net/linux/gsm-modem.pcgi

Last edited by stress_junkie; 03-06-2009 at 08:12 PM.
 
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Old 03-08-2009, 03:01 AM   #3
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Hi,

take a look at tuxmobile, there are various hardware proposals and installation descriptions for mobile devices on Linux.
 
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:29 PM   #4
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I bought the same modem from the website and it works fine on Debian.

The site is correct in that no driver is required.

The modem came with a PDF manual with the AT command set. The modem uses RS-232 and standard GSM AT command set.

This means it works with lots of software as this is an industry standard.

To use it, you just send AT commands over the serial port e.g. ATDT 1234234 to dial a number. You can do this with minicom.

I'm writing my own program since I want to integrate with SMS software. But I'm guessing it will work with lots of other software that is GSM AT compatible.
 
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:34 AM   #5
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I bought the same modem from the website and it works fine on Debian.

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I'm writing my own program since I want to integrate with SMS software. But I'm guessing it will work with lots of other software that is GSM AT compatible.
Hi there Imews.

Just wondering, how did this modem work with SMS?

I am looking at a similar requirement to use SMS via Linux via a modem.

Any feedback on how your job went, and the ability of the modem to transmit SMS would be appreciated.

Regards,

Ian Macintosh
 
Old 05-13-2009, 02:11 PM   #6
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Just wondering, how did this modem work with SMS?
I am looking at a similar requirement to use SMS via Linux via a modem.
Any feedback on how your job went, and the ability of the modem to transmit SMS would be appreciated.
This thread has opened by sunnyyang, Igmac if you have any issue please open new thread.

However, Kannel will help you to send and receive sms ,for further idea refer the following link
http://www.kannel.org/
 
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Old 05-14-2009, 04:21 AM   #7
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This thread has opened by sunnyyang, Igmac if you have any issue please open new thread.
Hi Kirukan.

I don't have an issue, just asking for feedback on that particular modem when used for SMS.

Imews should be subscribed to the thread and may choose to reply to my query at some time.

The reason for not opening a new thread is that it is relevant to the discussion of the modem in the original question by sunnyyang.

Thanks for the Kannel link. However, this particular query of mine related to the particular modem under discussion, not SMS in general.

Regards,

Ian.
 
Old 05-29-2009, 05:11 AM   #8
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SMS - Wavecom M1206B GSM modem

Hi.

Just an update on this modem. I bought one and am using it successfully to send SMS messages.

Reason for me writing this here is because this thread came up high on the Google search list for my keywords and somebody else might find this info useful.

Regards,

Ian.
 
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Old 06-25-2010, 04:13 PM   #9
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Sorry to drag up an old thread but only one I could find with good info, if I brought http://cheapbuyuk.co.uk/forum/7-Wave...m-GSM-Terminal could I use it the send messages to a pager? also what sim card would be best for this purpose?

thanks
 
Old 06-28-2010, 04:18 AM   #10
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GSM Modem / Pager

I couldn't say about sending to a pager. I've only used it to send SMS messages.

I installed Kannel which does the job perfectly for me.

Regards,

Ian.
 
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:16 AM   #11
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Thank you all for those important information, I think my goal has teen touched.

It's been a long time since my last logon, still do as expected, even though it's so late. Sorry to keep you all gentle people.
 
  


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