Now I am at Chittagong, enjoying my eid vacation here. Normally I use broadband at my home at Dhaka. But I am so much addicted in Internet that I can’t pass a single day without it and also I can pass all my time without eating or drinking if I get Internet. So, I faced a problem here that is my sister use GP Edge and I have to use this as alternate here. But I use Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 in my laptop and I don’t have any other OS. I never used any phone as modem in Ubuntu. I could have used my sister’s laptop but I didn’t feel comfortable as I will miss all my personal settings in which I am used to. So I started looking for how I can install the mobile set in my laptop. It’s a Nokia 6280 phone. I have searched over internet and finally by taking help from two site I have succeeded using it. The steps I have followed to install it are as follows:
1. Connected the phone using USB cable.
2. Open the terminal.
3. Check the USB detection:-
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0421:045a Nokia Mobile Phones
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 04f3:0210 Elan Microelectronics Corporation
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
4. Autodetect the modem using WVDial:-
$ sudo wvdialconf
Found an USB modem on /dev/ttyACM0.
Modem configuration written to /etc/wvdial.conf.
ttyACM0<Info>: Speed 460800; init "ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0"
ttyACM1<Info>: Speed 460800; init "ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0"
sudo gedit /etc/wvdial.conf
Init1 = ATZ
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
Init3 = AT+CGDCONT=1,”IP”,”gpinternet”
Modem Type = USB Modem
Baud = 460800
New PPPD = yes
Modem = /dev/ttyACM0
ISDN = 0
Phone = *99***1#
Username = gp
Password = gp
sudo ifdown eth0
[it will disable your LAN connection]
7. finally execute
Now I am connected to GP Internet.
Special thanks to Mr. Hasan for the step 6. Without this I tried again and again but couldn’t get connected.