Hey guys, now I’m going to share a trick, how to connect to the Internet using EVDO-enabled Modem : Venus VT-18 Multi. My friends asked me to bought this modem for them few weeks ago via Online shop. This modem is cheap enough for a EVDO-enabled modem. It cost only Rp 475.000/ unit (compared to my Haier CE100, which cost Rp 900.000/unit when I bought it last year.. Now still expensive, about Rp 800.000/ unit. Oh my….).
Nah, the problem is simple, this modem doesn’t detected as modem by default in Ubuntu. In Ubuntu Lucid, if you plug-in your modem, and then type :
in terminal, you should see something like this :
That means we need to do a little trick to make it detected as modem (T & A Mobile Phones). This trick is for Ubuntu Lucid (Maverick user, please be patient. I’ll post it too, as soon as possible). Okay, lets begin the steps 😀
*Oh ya, almost of the steps need terminal, so please open your terminal right now ! 😀 (Applications > Accessories > Terminal)
Step #1, plug-in your modem. Wait a minute, and then type this in terminal :
look for a line which contain string “Qualcomm” (like the image above). If you find it, then go to step #2.
Step #2. Make sure, the modem registered as a CD-ROM. Type this in terminal :
dmesg | tail
if the result shows like the image below, go to step #3. If not, please go to step #4.
Step #3. Eject your modem. type this in terminal :
then go to step #5
Step #4. Type this command :
sudo modprobe -r usb_storage
enter your password. Unplug the modem, and then plug it again. Wait a minute, then back to Step #2.
Step #5. Now, your modem should be detected as T & A Mobile Phones. It should be like this :
Then, we need to modprobe usbserial module to recognize it as a CDMA modem. Type this on terminal :
sudo modprobe usbserial vendor=0x1bbb product=0x0012
then, type :
dmesg | tail
If it shows like below, your modem is ready to use.
run this command in terminal :
this command will detect your modem and configure it automatically. Now, edit the wvdial.conf, and set the user, pass, and dial number according to your ISP (or operator seluler you use).
sudo gedit /etc/wvdial.conf
edit, and add some lines, so it should be like this (In this case, I use Smart) :
save, and close the editor. Now we are prepared !. Run wvdial :
sudo wvdial venus
The result should be :
Note for Ubuntu 10.04 users :
This step may not works at the first time you try. In case it happens, please restart your laptop/PC and then try again. I think the problem belong the modem itself.. ==”