Using a cellphone as a GPRS modem in Ubuntu (8.04)

We’re using a LG KC 910 Renoir.

Connect the phone to your computer over the USB cable. Accept the connection in “PC Suite” mode or something similar (that is: not as a mass storage device).

Make sure you have the wvdial package installed. Then type:

sudo wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf

The device (e.g. ttyACM0) will be scanned and the configuration file will be updated. Edit the file as root (sudo vi /etc/wvdial.conf) to include the following lines:

Phone = *99#
Username =
<gprsuser>
Password = <gprspassword>
Stupid Mode = 1

User and password depend on your operator. You may find what you’re looking for on this page: http://www.quickim.com/support/gprs-settings.html.

The phone number is the GPRS dial-up and may vary as well. We used these lines to connect to KPN in the Netherlands:

Phone = *99#
Username = KPN
Password = gprs
Stupid Mode = 1

Run wvdial to set-up a PPP connection:

sudo wvdial

You should now have a working connection. DNS server entries have been updated in /etc/resolve.conf

You may need to adjust the routing table. Check it out:

route

If you see a line with destination 10.64.64.64 and gateway *, remove it:

sudo route del 10.64.64.64

Then add the correct gateway line:

sudo route add default gw 10.64.64.64

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