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Old 10-15-2006, 05:21 AM   #1
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Smile Connecting Fedora Core to Airtel GPRS using Nokia 6020 and CA-42 cable

Hi all,

I am providing this info here so that it might be useful to anyone out there who are trying connect their Nokia 6020 to internet using CA-42 data cable.

After some Googling, I was able to connect my FC4 and FC5 to the internet (GPRS internet provided Airtel in India) using my brand new Nokia 6020 and CA-42 data cable. In fact, I am writing this post from my FC5.

Anyways, this is what I did:

1. Su to root and enter run modprobe using the product and vendor ID of CA-42.

[ilyushin@localhost ~]$ su
[root@localhost ilyushin]# /sbin/modprobe usbserial vendor=0x0421 product=0x0802
2. Now connect your 6020 to the PC via the CA-42 cable.

3. Then run the command "wvdialconf create"

[root@localhost ilyushin]# wvdialconf create
It will scan the ports for modem. It should find a Nokia modem in one of the ports. In my case, it was detected in '/dev/ttyACM0'.

4. Now, open KPPP. Provide the root passoword when prompted.
Now create a new connection with the following Account details:

Name : Airtel (anything!)
Number : *99#
Authentication : script-based (select from list)

The rest of the Account settings you can keep as default.

Now click on the Modem tab and provide the following Modem details:

Name : Nokia 6020 (anything!)
Modem : /dev/ttyACM0 (select from list)
Speed : 115200 (select from list)

Save it.

Now, from the KPPP main window, select our new connection and click on "CONNECT".

Thats it ! After "Modem Ready" and "Logging on to Network" messages displayed, KPPP will establish the connection and will minimize to the task bar.

Happy surfing!

If you face any issues, please let me know. Though I am not an expert, I might be able to provide some kind of help.
Old 10-15-2006, 05:27 AM   #2
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Thanks for sharing!
Old 10-16-2006, 02:38 AM   #3
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This should work with other Nokia models and connections as well

Just to let you know, this method should probably work with other Nokia models and mobile ISPs as well..

Its just that if you are using CA-42 data cable, you might probably need to do the modprobe part with vendor id and product id of CA-42 so that Fedora can recognize a USB modem through it.

Also, sometimes KPPP does not accept /dev/ttyACM0 (or other device nodes) as a valid link for modem. In FC4, it seems to accept only the /dev/modem as valid. In such cases, you can link the /dev/modem to /dev/ttyACM0 (or other device nodes).

ln -s /dev/ttyACM0 /dev/modem
To make this change permanent, you can enter it in one of the device configuration files (I forgot it's name, will post it here once I remember it.. )
Old 02-10-2007, 11:32 PM   #4
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I have successfully manage to detect my Nokia 6670 mobile modem and can dial up.
But the connection ended soon saying :
The PPP Daemon terminated unexpectdly.
error 10
How can I solve this problem?
Old 11-28-2009, 05:16 PM   #5
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using 6020 as a modem in linux

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