USB 3G Modem for Vodafone on Slackware

In spite of having to spend too much of my work time getting various 3G dongles working, I’ve never had to do it at home.

For Vodafone, it’s actually quite simple:

1) Install wvstreams
2) Install wvdial
3) Add the following to your /etc/wvdial.conf

[Dialer vodafone]
Init3 = AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","internet"
Phone = *99#
Password = pass
Username = user

Vodafone don’t actually use a username and password, so you just need something to keep wvdial happy. In my case, I’m then creating a symlink to /dev/modem from /dev/ttyUSB0, but I could just as easily add a ‘Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0’ line as well here.

Connecting is then just a matter of running as root (or using sudo):

wvdial vodafone

Posted on September 4, 2011 at 2:33 pm by Carlos Corbacho · Permalink
In: Linux, Slackware

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