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Old 08-29-2003, 06:06 PM   #1
ruahusker
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Installing Samsung Cell Phone for Internet Connection.


Hello everyone..I am pulling my hair out on this one. I am a very new Linux user (1 week or so). When I ran Win98 I was using my Samsung N400 Cellular Phone (Sprint PCS Service) to connect to the internet. This doesnt actually dial an ISP it actually sends packets directly to Sprint PCS servers and connects that way.

Anyway. I just converted over and everything works wonderfully except for the modem..... I have tried Redhat Tech support but with not much success.

Anyway..I made sure that the modem is being recognized by Redhat and it is.....When I do a "lsmod" the ACM driver is loaded as well as a few USB things. Everything looks peachy...When I go to use wvdial it appears as if everything is going smooth and the modem is accepting commands and then it connects (although with me unable to surf the web).....The phone kicks into data mode and everything still doesn't look so bad (except that I can't actually surf)......Then approximately 15 seconds later my phone kicks out of data mode and back to the normal screen.

The the ppp driver doesn't actually disingage though...It doesn't turn off until I actually turn off my cell phone or disconnect my USB connector.

I have been at this for at least 20 hours in the last week and cannot get it to work...

Any ideas????

By the way I am using Redhat 9 ......

Thanks a million!!!

Steve
 
Old 08-29-2003, 06:24 PM   #2
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Hi,

Ok, i found this site, it has information about GPRS and GSM connections:

http://tuxmobil.org/phones_linux_mobile_con.html

This link (from that site) is the GPRS HOWTO and I think that this maybe what you are looking for:

http://turtiainen.dna.fi/GPRS-HOWTO
 
Old 08-29-2003, 07:12 PM   #3
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Although some of that information is a little dated...There is several things in there that I think may help....I will report back what I find out..

Thanks for the help!!!

Steve
 
Old 08-29-2003, 08:37 PM   #4
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Hummmmm....Well I made a couple of modifications...I made sure that they Flow control was set to "Off" and I made sure I was using CHAP and also tried to take out the "noauth" command and at one point I got the modem to stay connected but I was still unable to surf the net.

So I went back to check the network configuration and noticed that it was disabled..(Not sure if that is because I rebooted the phone or what)..

Anyway I re-enabled it and have not been able to get the phone to stay connected ever since....

Man this is frustrating!!!!

Any more suggestions anyone..?

Thanks in Advance...

Steve
 
Old 10-19-2003, 11:34 AM   #5
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N400 and Linux

Hi,

Just wondering if you are still having problems with this phone on Linux?
I just managed to get it working. My version of ACM had to be patched,
not sure if that is the case. In any case drop a line if you still need this info.

-Kudango
 
  


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