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Hi, here we go again... In a local session opened in my tablet, when typing dmesg command, my 3G modem is detected and identified as a Novatel Wireless CDMA, as it is indeed. The model is USB720. The cd drivers for windows that comes with it install an interface with a single tab to connect to the server. The company which provides the service, under EVDO protocol, does not use passwords and the account is the same for all users. Only the modem has a phone number attached to it. I understand that EVDO can be set under Linux, and would like to make some experiments with this. So, which are the parameters I should use to (hipothetically) make this work?People in the forum say that 3G connection is not possible, but I just have to try! The tablet gives the option to add 3G networks. If this option is chosen I am asked for name, user and phone number. Any help?
 

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[quote name='percoco2000;49954]Use ghost commander for edit the file.[/QUOTE]Unfortunately' date=' didn't work [IMG]http://www.slatedroid.com/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.gif[/IMG]. By the way. have you seen this? [URL=http://i-miss-erin.blogspot.com/2010_04_01_archive.html']http://i-miss-erin.blogspot.com /2010_04_01_archive.html[/URL]. Configuring the modem has been a pain in the ass. For "testing purposes only" newbie 001 lab is set on Ubuntu 9.10 running in a now dual booting laptop to protect dearest PC against any potential -and highly probable- fatal disaster.It happens that the driver for Ubuntu to recognize modem as ACM type device is embedded into the kernel and I understand that compile a custom one is the way to go, or am I wrong? Also, usbswitch mod is missing. The two along with the script render the optimal performance. By now, modem seen as USB device, KPPP proven itself useless, surfing speed sucks, not to mention downloads. But well, looking at the bright side, besides a challenge, this is an opportunity to get new skills. So, I keep trying and, in the meantime, reading a lot, learning a bit, and remembering those old DOS times, 640Kb Ram comps, floppies, and neon green font color.
 

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First of all, you have to be sure the kernel assigned the right device. Just issue dmesg after insering the dongle, and watch for the correct /dev/ttyUSBx.. If not,then sorry, your kernel does'nt support it. If yes, you have to edit the file according to your ISP needings. (User, password, phone number and so on....)
 

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After downloading, compiling and installing usb modeswitch package, my modem is working on Ubuntu! Thanks, percoco2000, for your help and patience. Next target - same modem working in Android.
 
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