Telstra3G USB in Linux

23 06 2012

Telstra 3G USB Dongles are good for connectivity on the go.

http://www.zte.com.au/telstra/MF626i.htm
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AustralianTeam/Projects/WirelessBroadbandInformation

root@bt:~# lsusb | grep ZTE
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 19d2:0031 ONDA Communication S.p.A. ZTE MF110/MF636

root@bt:~# dmesg | grep ttyUSB
[ 2306.101269] usb 1-4: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB0
[ 2306.101613] usb 1-4: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB1
[ 2306.102140] usb 1-4: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB2
[ 2306.102487] usb 1-4: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB3
root@bt:~#

There is a hard way using wvdial etc – or an easy way. I chose the easy way – a great little script called sakis3g

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http://wiki.sakis3g.org/wiki/index.php?title=Sakis3G_script
http://www.sakis3g.org/#download

wget “http://www.sakis3g.org/versions/latest/i386/sakis3g.gz”
gunzip sakis3g.gz
chmod +x sakis3g
./sakis3g –interactive

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root@bt:~/scripts# ./sakis3g connect USBINTERFACE=”3″ APN=”telstra.internet”

root@bt:~/scripts# ./sakis3g connect info
MF626s connected to Telstra (50501).
Connection Information

Interface: P-t-P (ppp0)

Connected since: 2012-06-11 20:52
Kilobytes received: 376
Kilobytes sent: 57

Network ID: 50501
Operator name: Telstra
APN: telstra.internet

Modem: MF626s
Modem type: USB
Kernel driver: option
Device: /dev/ttyUSB2

IP Address: 10.192.124.71
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.255
Peer IP Address: 10.64.64.64
Default route(s): 10.64.64.64
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root@bt:~/scripts# ./sakis3g disconnect
Disconnected.

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