LG X110, 3G modem, Ubuntu 8.10 and BiBoB

In the LG X110 netbook there is a built-in 3G modem (which also has GPS functionality) of the type “Ericsson f3507g”. This modem can be a bit tricky to get online in Ubuntu 8.10, as the Network Manager does not support it properly. Fortunately according to a couple of posts on Ubuntuforum.org, it will work in Ubuntu 9.04, which is coming soon. But untill then do the following:

  1. Install wvdial (sudo apt-get install wvdial)
  2. Edit your/etc/wvdial.conf file to look like this:
    [Dialer Defaults]
    New PPPD = yes
    Stupid Mode = 1
    [Dialer On]
    Modem = /dev/ttyACM1
    Init1 = AT+CFUN=1
    #Your PIN, or delete line below if PIN is deactivated
    Init2 = AT+CPIN=”1234″
    [Dialer Off]
    Modem = /dev/ttyACM1
    Init1 = AT+CFUN=4

    [Dialer dial]
    Modem = /dev/ttyACM1
    Init1 = AT+CGDCONT=1,”IP”,”Internet.bibob.dk”
    Phone = *99#
    Username = 1
    Password = 1

If you want to use your 3G internet connection then you just run the command “wvdial on” and “wvdial dial” as root. To hang up again, simply run “wvdial off” as root 🙂

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