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Old 06-08-2006, 03:31 PM   #1
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DISCUSSION: CDMA modem/phone Howto


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This, and many other forums, are full of enquiries as to how to get a CDMA modem to work. So this is a mini Howto which I hope will help many of you. This describes my experience of setting up a "ZTE" Fixed Wireless Phone for use on PTCL Wireless in Pakistan. It should be of use for any modem or modem/phone which uses the "Qualcomm CDMA Technologies MSN" modem. For those who have just bought one of these phones and are itching to get started immediately, this phone works very well on the S.u.S.E. 9 Livecd. Just use YaST2 to set up the modem, then Kinternet to connect. Now if S.u.S.E. can do it, why can't we set it up on ANY Linux system? That is just what we will try to do here.

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Old 10-14-2006, 06:15 AM   #2
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This article explain in detail installing the device. but i tell u that i got stuck at third step when wvdial is going to run. before it i checked "dmesg" and cat /proc/module i got the following listing (i m pasting only the lines which i think r related to my device)
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[17179590.412000] usbcore: registered new driver usbserial
[17179590.412000] drivers/usb/serial/usbserial.
c: USB Serial support registered for generic
[17179590.412000] usbcore: registered new driver usbserial_generic
[17179590.412000] drivers/usb/serial/usbserial.
c: USB Serial Driver core
[17179590.416000] drivers/usb/serial/usbserial.
c: USB Serial support registered for TI USB 3410 1
port adapter
[17179590.416000] drivers/usb/serial/usbserial.
c: USB Serial support registered for TI USB 5052 2
port adapter
[17179590.416000] ti_usb_3410_5052 12:
1.0: TI USB 3410 1 port adapter converter detected
[17179590.416000] ti_usb_3410_5052: probe of 12:
1.0 failed with error 5
[17179590.416000] usbcore: registered new driver ti_usb_3410_5052
[17179590.416000] drivers/usb/serial/ti_usb_3410_5052.c: TI USB 3410/5052 Serial Driver v0.9
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if i m not wrong. i think this is my device what u think?
now when i run wvdial it returns error describing that could not find /dev/modem. and i m stuck here.
can anyone else help me further more to be hooked?
thanx.
 
Old 10-14-2006, 07:27 PM   #3
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No, that is NOT a CDMA modem.
You should see:

cdc_acm in at least three lines, the last of which should include:
"USB Abstract Control Model driver for USB modems and ISDN adapters"
 
Old 10-14-2006, 07:40 PM   #4
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CDMA modem/phone Howto

well dear then it has is not there. i m using ubuntu 6.06 and huawei ets2051/2251/2551 fwt, in islamabad, pakistan for vPTCL.
so can u giude more?
 
Old 10-15-2006, 07:38 AM   #5
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Please post your questions in one thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place. Replies to your question should be redirected to http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=492309. Alternatively ask the moderator of that forum to close your duplicate thread and continue here.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 11:44 AM   #6
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Lightbulb :confused: :confused: :confused:

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Please post your questions in one thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum
well i must say sorry for that but i need to get things learn here i think i previously (i dont remember where ) mentioned that it is the very first time i m using this kind of FORUM thing. so i need time to learn things and i hope that by the TIME my problem get solved, i must be a moderator or something like that..... . just kidding!. plz everyone do look to my problem, just let me solve only one CDMA configuration. plz. plz.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 08:39 PM   #7
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Since the article is based on a vPTCL connection, I know it DOES work! Read the article again and concentrate on stage one!
 
Old 10-15-2006, 11:22 PM   #8
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what about the hardware specification??????????

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Since the article is based on a vPTCL connection, I know it DOES work
i never mentioned that this article is false. all i said is that this article is for ZTE 2077. while i m using ETS2051. is ok for both of these?
i tried the step one many times but it does nothing..............
 
Old 10-16-2006, 03:15 PM   #9
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Question Since the article is based on a vPTCL connection, I know it DOES work

well petersum, as i have been mentioning every time that i m a very fresh newbie, i mentioned in my reply to ur article that i m using Serial to USB with Huawei 2051 bla bla. and now after searching and learning a bit i m sure that ur modem is not with serial to usb rather it may be pcmcia or whatever, so i not getting anything. please guide me if i still have to pursue your article or i must do something else??? WHAT ELSE, CAN I DO?
 
Old 10-17-2006, 03:05 AM   #10
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I hope this question isn't too dumb.I don't understand what service your dialing in to that doesn't require a username and password.Is it like a cellular service isp or something?Would it work if I wanted to dial in to my home computer or local isp? I mean will it do everything a regular modem does?That would be great.
 
Old 10-17-2006, 08:57 AM   #11
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ZTEWP60 and UBUNTU

[Hi all. I am new to this site. Just installed Ubuntu 6.06and looking for how to hook the ZTEWP960 CDMA handset for internet access. Guidance appreciated. regards.

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Old 10-17-2006, 12:59 PM   #12
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last post here from me..............

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I hope this question isn't too dumb.I don't understand what service your dialing in to
well i beleive so too. but still it could not make sense to u? dear the question is How to install HUAWEI ETS2051 Fixed Wireless Terminal over CDMA2000 in ubuntu 6.06 on linux??
can u make it go??????
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Hi all. I am new to this site. Just installed Ubuntu 6.06and looking for how to hook the ZTEWP960 CDMA handset for internet access. Guidance appreciated. regards
well dear for u ......... u better post a new thread (as i m going to do now) describing
1- each and everything u came across regarding ur problem
2- all the specifications of ur hardware (google ur device for deatils)
3- any attempts u have made by now
and then take atleast 20-25 (xanax or valium or any thing like that) caz nothing will be going to solve ur problem.
 
Old 10-17-2006, 06:24 PM   #13
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Let me clear up a few points.
PTCL is Pakistan Telecommunication Corporation Limited, which was until recently the State-owned telephone company of Pakistan. Vwireless is a name given to the wireless phone section of PTCL, which is still state-owned, the landline section having been sold off (Privatized).
We are talking about Fixed Wireless Phones, which look like a regular phone set but have a small rubber-ducky type antenna on the side.
The same company also provides "handsets" which are like mobile phones (cellphones to U.S. users). These handsets, at least the ones that I have seen provided by vPTCL, cannot provide Internet access!
No username or password is required because each set has a builtin SIM and the phone number provides the necessary identification.

The sets sold in Pakistan are NOT serial to USB devices! They use the cdc-acm module.

Users outside of Pakistan will normally find CDMA service providers in their countries. I am envious of the Eastern Europe countries where apparently they have much better data rates than we have. I've heard tales of 200 kbps and better!

Obviously, I am not an expert on every model of phone, so please post questions in seperate threads.
 
Old 10-17-2006, 11:30 PM   #14
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Obviously, I am not an expert on every model of phone
very right petersum, u r not expert. i tell u that phonesets (terminal devices) provided by PTCL are different. Devices which r like normal telephone sets r called Terminals, while handsets (cell phones) r rare and costly. also terminals (phojne like deivces) r equipped with serial to usb. that depends upon the reqwuirement of user, in my case sales person ask me if my computer have a serial port? as my notebook was not equipped with serial port (as most notebooks do not) they include serial to usb adapter and that was free of cost. i m talking about HUAWEI ETS2051. i repeat again that FWTs come with serial to USB cable.
i hope it is clear now.

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Old 10-19-2006, 08:19 PM   #15
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OK, Imran Malik. When you get your phone working, write a thread telling others how to do it.

Eid Mubarrak!
 
  


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