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karthickannamalai 06-23-2008 12:16 PM

How to access GSM Modems from Linux Machine
 
Hi,

I have a GSM modem and I want to use it to make a call to my friend. I have attached the GSM modem to my laptop (running linux). How can I make the call (transfer data) to my fiend's mobile from the laptop using GSM modem?

Laptop -> GSM Modem -> Friends mobile

What should I do to dial my friend??

If anyone has tried it before or has any suggestions please post it here. I will really appreciate your help.

Cheers!!

K.Karthick Annamalai

ype 06-23-2008 12:34 PM

A gsm modem is for a connection to internet just as a line connection adsl of the telephone company! For making telephone calls you need a program like SKYPE! If he has Skype installed on his telephone (not needed) you talk for free. With 'Skype Out', when he hasn't installed Skype, for a reduced rate!
Ype Wenning

karthickannamalai 06-23-2008 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ype (Post 3192761)
A gsm modem is for a connection to internet just as a line connection adsl of the telephone company! For making telephone calls you need a program like SKYPE! If he has Skype installed on his telephone (not needed) you talk for free. With 'Skype Out', when he hasn't installed Skype, for a reduced rate!
Ype Wenning

Thanks for your reply. So If I want to use SKYPE then I need Internet connection right? In my case I dont have internet access. I am thinking that GSM Modem can provide me the Internet access. So how can that be done from a linux machine??

ype 06-24-2008 03:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by karthickannamalai (Post 3192781)
Thanks for your reply. So If I want to use SKYPE then I need Internet connection right? In my case I dont have internet access. I am thinking that GSM Modem can provide me the Internet access. So how can that be done from a linux machine??

I suppose the modem is like a memorystick. Normal when you mount it an introduction window is popping up. You type your pincode you got when you bought the modem.
If not you have to install the driver your modem. Go to synaptic and check of the program 'gmodem' is installed. If not install it. After that it should work! Of course you have eventualy also to configurate 'network' in system-administration.
If it is still not working please give me the exact data of the modem as brand, type etc. (all that is printed on the modem.)
success
ype

karthickannamalai 06-24-2008 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ype (Post 3193333)
I suppose the modem is like a memorystick. Normal when you mount it an introduction window is popping up. You type your pincode you got when you bought the modem.
If not you have to install the driver your modem. Go to synaptic and check of the program 'gmodem' is installed. If not install it. After that it should work! Of course you have eventualy also to configurate 'network' in system-administration.
If it is still not working please give me the exact data of the modem as brand, type etc. (all that is printed on the modem.)
success
ype

The modem is like a small box. I am running fedore core 6 linux. So when I connect the GSM to the USB port I can see it using the "dmesg" command. It says PL202 serial to USB converter attached to ttyUSB0. So I don't get any pop-up window.

My distribution of linux is text based and doesn't have the Synaptics I guess. So how can I check whether the GSM Modem is installed?

My Modem data:

Round Solutions TER-GX 105S

I look forward to your suggestions,

Cheers!!

ype 06-25-2008 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by karthickannamalai (Post 3193606)
The modem is like a small box. I am running fedore core 6 linux. So when I connect the GSM to the USB port I can see it using the "dmesg" command. It says PL202 serial to USB converter attached to ttyUSB0. So I don't get any pop-up window.

My distribution of linux is text based and doesn't have the Synaptics I guess. So how can I check whether the GSM Modem is installed?

My Modem data:

Round Solutions TER-GX 105S

I look forward to your suggestions,

Cheers!!


I'm very sorry to say that, based on your last infomation, I can't help you further :-(
First I don't know the brand of your GSM modem.
Here in Spain all the companies (Vodafone, Orange, Movistar and Telefonica) work with the same brand Hyunday(?) and for that modem Gcom is the perfect linux driver! Furthermore I'm using Ubuntu and have no idea how fedora text works. Ofcourse I have knowledge of Linux. I would advise you to 'google' with 'Howto get on internet with GSMmodem Round Solutions TER-GX 105S and operating system Fedora'. Than SKYPE can contact you with the GSM-mobile of your friend!
Ype
Again I'm sorry and wish you success! Ype


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