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Connecting to Celcom Broadband via Linux & Sierra Wireless Modem

Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U

Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux (Testing aka Lenny)
Kernel Version: 2.6.22-3-amd64
Modem: Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U

Yes! Finally, it’s proven that Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U, a HSDPA usb-based modem can work on Linux. Credit to skybax who lends me the modem. So, Linux users out there, you can buy the Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U without any doubt as it is certified to run on Linux out of the box! My wish is Sierra Wireless, Inc can provide the watcher to Linux users soon.

From /var/log/messages,

  1. Feb 24 14:34:18 unforgiven kernel: usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 2
  2. Feb 24 14:34:18 unforgiven kernel: usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
  3. Feb 24 14:34:18 unforgiven kernel: usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial
  4. Feb 24 14:34:18 unforgiven kernel: drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial support registered for generic
  5. Feb 24 14:34:18 unforgiven kernel: usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial_generic
  6. Feb 24 14:34:18 unforgiven kernel: drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial Driver core
  7. Feb 24 14:34:18 unforgiven kernel: drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial support registered for Sierra USB modem (1 port)
  8. Feb 24 14:34:18 unforgiven kernel: drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial support registered for Sierra USB modem (3 port)
  9. Feb 24 14:34:18 unforgiven kernel: sierra 2-1:1.0: Sierra USB modem (3 port) converter detected
  10. Feb 24 14:34:18 unforgiven kernel: usb 2-1: Sierra USB modem (3 port) converter now attached to ttyUSB0
  11. Feb 24 14:34:18 unforgiven kernel: usb 2-1: Sierra USB modem (3 port) converter now attached to ttyUSB1
  12. Feb 24 14:34:18 unforgiven kernel: usb 2-1: Sierra USB modem (3 port) converter now attached to ttyUSB2
  13. Feb 24 14:34:18 unforgiven kernel: usbcore: registered new interface driver sierra
  14. Feb 24 14:34:18 unforgiven kernel: drivers/usb/serial/sierra.c: USB Driver for Sierra Wireless USB modems: v.1.0.6

wvdialconf configuration,

  1. unforgiven:~# wvdialconf
  2. Editing `/etc/wvdial.conf'.
  3.  
  4. Scanning your serial ports for a modem.
  5.  
  6. Modem Port Scan<*1>: S0   S1   S2   S3  
  7. WvModem<*1>: Cannot get information for serial port.
  8. ttyUSB0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- OK
  9. ttyUSB0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 Z -- OK
  10. ttyUSB0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 -- OK
  11. ttyUSB0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 -- OK
  12. ttyUSB0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 -- OK
  13. ttyUSB0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0 -- OK
  14. ttyUSB0<*1>: Modem Identifier: ATI -- Manufacturer: Sierra Wireless, Inc.
  15. ttyUSB0<*1>: Speed 4800: AT -- OK
  16. ttyUSB0<*1>: Speed 9600: AT -- OK
  17. ttyUSB0<*1>: Speed 19200: AT -- OK
  18. ttyUSB0<*1>: Speed 38400: AT -- OK
  19. ttyUSB0<*1>: Speed 57600: AT -- OK
  20. ttyUSB0<*1>: Speed 115200: AT -- OK
  21. ttyUSB0<*1>: Speed 230400: AT -- OK
  22. ttyUSB0<*1>: Speed 460800: AT -- OK
  23. ttyUSB0<*1>: Max speed is 460800; that should be safe.
  24. ttyUSB0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0 -- OK
  25. WvModem<*1>: Cannot get information for serial port.
  26. ttyUSB1<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- failed with 2400 baud, next try: 9600 baud
  27. ttyUSB1<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- failed with 9600 baud, next try: 115200 baud
  28. ttyUSB1<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- and failed too at 115200, giving up.
  29. WvModem<*1>: Cannot get information for serial port.
  30. ttyUSB2<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- failed with 2400 baud, next try: 9600 baud
  31. ttyUSB2<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- failed with 9600 baud, next try: 115200 baud
  32. ttyUSB2<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- and failed too at 115200, giving up.
  33.  
  34. Found a modem on /dev/ttyUSB0.
  35. /etc/wvdial.conf<Warn>: Can't open '/etc/wvdial.conf' for reading: No such file or directory
  36. /etc/wvdial.conf<Warn>: ...starting with blank configuration.
  37. Modem configuration written to /etc/wvdial.conf.
  38. ttyUSB0<Info>: Speed 460800; init "ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0"

Dialling….

  1. unforgiven:~# wvdial
  2. --> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.56
  3. --> Cannot get information for serial port.
  4. --> Initializing modem.
  5. --> Sending: ATZ
  6. ATZ
  7. OK
  8. --> Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
  9. ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
  10. OK
  11. --> Modem initialized.
  12. --> Sending: ATDT*99***1#
  13. --> Waiting for carrier.
  14. ATDT*99***1#
  15. CONNECT
  16. --> Carrier detected.  Waiting for prompt.
  17. --> Don't know what to do!  Starting pppd and hoping for the best.
  18. --> Starting pppd at Sun Feb 24 14:38:01 2008
  19. --> Pid of pppd: 4535
  20. --> Using interface ppp0
  21. --> pppd: .+
  22. --> pppd: .+
  23. --> pppd: .+
  24. --> pppd: .+
  25. --> pppd: .+
  26. --> pppd: .+
  27. --> local  IP address 10.176.113.241
  28. --> pppd: .+
  29. --> remote IP address 10.64.64.64
  30. --> pppd: .+
  31. --> primary   DNS address 202.188.0.133
  32. --> pppd: .+
  33. --> secondary DNS address 202.188.1.5
  34. --> pppd: .+

Comments

{ 24 } Comments

  1. piju | February 24, 2008 at 9:57 pm | Permalink
    Using Debian IceWeasel Debian IceWeasel 2.0.0.12 on Debian GNU/Linux Debian GNU/Linux

    damn geek!

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  2. piju | February 25, 2008 at 10:13 am | Permalink
    Using Debian IceWeasel Debian IceWeasel 2.0.0.12 on Debian GNU/Linux Debian GNU/Linux

    kenapa ko masih nak guna benda tu sedangkan ko boleh guna hp ko sebagai modem via bluetooth ? adakah ini usaha mu untuk menunjukkan bahawasanya ko ni geek ? atau ini salah satu dari ratusan usaha murni ko untuk menawan hati amoi HP ?

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  3. irwan | February 26, 2008 at 9:11 am | Permalink
    Using Debian IceWeasel Debian IceWeasel 2.0.0.12 on Debian GNU/Linux Debian GNU/Linux

    Piju,
    -Aku test Sierra Wireless modem tu untuk membuktikan ianya boleh digunakan pada persekitaran GNU/Linux tanpa sebarang masalah. Jadi, takdelah orang paranoid dengan Linux sangat. Dan juga harapnya, pengguna GNU/Linux akan dapat memilih hardware yang boleh berfungsi out of the box.
    -Tidak terlintas di hati aku kiranya menggunakan Sierra Wireless modem tu akan menawan hati amoi HP. Akan tetapi, jika ada amoi yang tertawan, aku tak boleh buat apa lah, sekadar redha :D

    Using Debian IceWeasel Debian IceWeasel 2.0.0.12 on Debian GNU/Linux Debian GNU/Linux
  4. piju | February 27, 2008 at 1:47 pm | Permalink
    Using Links Links 2.1pre9 on FreeBSD FreeBSD

    ohshit,
    ape ke benar ape yang ku baca ini ?

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  5. piju | February 27, 2008 at 1:48 pm | Permalink
    Using Links Links 2.1pre9 on FreeBSD FreeBSD

    poyo nak mampos jawapan dari lubuk hati ko,
    sungguh tak ku sangka
    shit

    Using Links Links 2.1pre9 on FreeBSD FreeBSD
  6. Irwan | February 28, 2008 at 1:55 pm | Permalink
    Using Safari Safari 523.15 on Mac OS Mac OS

    Piju,
    Sesungguhnya tiada yg benar melainkan benar belaka :)

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  7. piju | February 29, 2008 at 5:59 pm | Permalink
    Using Debian IceWeasel Debian IceWeasel 2.0.0.12 on Debian GNU/Linux Debian GNU/Linux

    mac sapa ko hentam ni ?

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  8. irwan | March 1, 2008 at 9:58 am | Permalink
    Using Debian IceWeasel Debian IceWeasel 2.0.0.12 on Debian GNU/Linux Debian GNU/Linux

    piju,
    Pinjam MacBook Air kat LowYat.

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  9. piju | March 2, 2008 at 4:42 am | Permalink
    Using Debian IceWeasel Debian IceWeasel 2.0.0.12 on Debian GNU/Linux Debian GNU/Linux

    beli la satu
    nampak kempunan je

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  10. piju | March 4, 2008 at 5:24 pm | Permalink
    Using Lynx Lynx 2.8.6rel.5

    oit,
    bila mau post yang modem huaweh e220 tu ?
    nak tunggu amoi hulurkan keyboard ke baru nak taip ?

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  11. myazhax | March 4, 2008 at 6:08 pm | Permalink
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.12 on Windows Windows XP

    Boleh tahan gak kalo nak mencari driver utk windows :D
    aritu ade mat salleh (consultan) suh cari driver huuhuh last2 dia pun malas tunggu dia cabut balik :p

    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.12 on Windows Windows XP
  12. paul | May 28, 2008 at 5:39 am | Permalink
    Using Lynx Lynx 2.8.6rel.5

    Linux & Sierra Wireless: worked perfectly.

    Using Lynx Lynx 2.8.6rel.5
  13. rokr | September 16, 2008 at 6:32 pm | Permalink
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 3.0b5 on SuSE Linux SuSE Linux

    apahal la si piju ni. yang kau marah sangat dia apasal? gila lame siot. suka hati dia lah nak test pakai apa yang dia nak.

    you’re a freakin loser

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  14. muharam | September 19, 2008 at 9:06 pm | Permalink
    Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows Windows XP

    Salam Irwan… Saya nak tanya camana nak guna AirCard875U ni pada laptop saya yg menggunakan Vista. Boleh tak Irwan tolong mailkan camana nak configure mende ni. Saya dah cuba bermacam cara connecting to internet using modem ni, tapi tak berjaya. Saya dah dpt Celcom datacard dan dah insert kan kat dalam modem tu, tapi masih tak boleh. Harap Irwan boleh tolong. Terima kasih ye.

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  15. Irwan | September 21, 2008 at 7:48 pm | Permalink
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1 on Ubuntu Linux Ubuntu Linux

    Muharam,
    Salam…Minta maaf, saya TAK PERNAH guna AirCard ni pada Windows, saya cuma test pada Linux sahaja. Cuba rujuk http://www.sierrawireless.com/support/support_and_downloads.aspx?id=20,6,1,1 untuk bantuan driver. Sekiranya masih ada problem, saya cadangkan saudara pergi ke cawangan Celcom untuk mendapatkan sokongan teknikal.

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  16. rokr | September 23, 2008 at 12:47 am | Permalink
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1 on SuSE Linux SuSE Linux

    muharam

    kalau nak guna kat vista kena download software dia. nama software tu 3G Watcher. kena cari kat web site dia lah.

    install software tu. plugin sierra wireless modem tu

    lepas tu run the 3G Watcher.

    select network (kalau pakai celcom 3G, select Celcom WWAN) dari list tu.

    click connect.

    nanti ada window kat bawah kanan inform dah connect.

    itu je.

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  17. korok | September 27, 2008 at 12:55 pm | Permalink
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.3 on Windows Windows XP

    antara sierra ni ngan huawei e220 mana lg bagus?

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  18. jemmy | September 30, 2008 at 9:41 pm | Permalink
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1 on Windows Windows XP

    oya lagi sekalian kenapa sierra wireless aircard 875u tidak mau jalan bersamaan dengan lan (jaringan) ya kelihatannya bentrok tapi ipnya sudah beda kok?
    kalau lannya didisable sierranya jalan normal?

    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1 on Windows Windows XP
  19. jemmy | September 30, 2008 at 9:42 pm | Permalink
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1 on Windows Windows XP

    aku mau tanya nih bagaimana install driver sierra wireless aircard 875u di windows 2000 server kok waktu dinstall nggak mau jalan ya? software installernya.

    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1 on Windows Windows XP
  20. pacatx | February 4, 2009 at 4:15 pm | Permalink
    Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 7.0 on Windows Windows XP

    saya ni baru cuba install redhat 6.5 dan dah ok pun. Masalahnya bila nak guna USB celcom boradband Huawei e220 ni tak tau nak configure. Device detect, lampu biru..sesiapa boleh tolong tak…maaf ye. Driver tak de..cam mana tu..pls

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  21. irwan | February 4, 2009 at 7:24 pm | Permalink
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 3.0.5 on Windows Windows XP

    korok,
    Maaf, soalan tu terlalu subjektif. Bagi saya, kedua-duanya pun ok.

    jemmy,
    -Untuk soalan pertama, saya rasa ini mungkin kerana faktor routing.
    -Untuk soalan kedua, saya kurang pasti kerana saya tidak pernah menggunakan device pada sistem operasi Windows 2000 Server.

    pacatx,
    Erk, mana ada Red Hat version 6.5. Boleh re-confirm version tu balik tak? Kalau guna Linux distro yg latest, sepatutnya takde masalah dengan driver.

    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 3.0.5 on Windows Windows XP
  22. pacatx | February 9, 2009 at 9:55 pm | Permalink
    Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 7.0 on Windows Windows XP

    maaf, redhat 9.0, saya juga telah cuba suse linux enterprise desktop 10.0, system detect mobile connect tapi tak tau nak configure…pls…dah boring ngan windows asyik hang aje..

    Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 7.0 on Windows Windows XP
  23. soul | April 5, 2010 at 1:27 am | Permalink
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 3.0.15 on FreeBSD FreeBSD

    mantap

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  24. Example Name | May 30, 2012 at 2:32 am | Permalink
    Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 7.0 on Windows Windows 7

    does this driver work for other usb modems as well?

    Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 7.0 on Windows Windows 7

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