Rayhan’s blog (raynux.com)

Rayhan’s Personal Web Blog Site

Entries Comments

GPRS Connection from fedora linux using my moto L6

19 July, 2008 (22:19) | Fedora, Linux, Reference

Tags: , , ,

This is how I connect to internet from fedora box using my motorola L6 GPRS modem. I use this procedure with Teletalk connection.

After a fresh fedora installation I enter the following command in the shell. This command creates a wvdial configuration file for my modem.

# wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf

Now I need to modify some contents of wvdial.conf file. To do so I open the /etc/wvdial.conf using VI or other text editor. And replace the content of the file with the following text and save it.

[Dialer Defaults]
Modem = /dev/ttyACM0
Baud = 460800
Init1 = ATZ
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
ISDN = 0
Modem Type = USB Modem
Phone = *99#
Username = A
Password = B
Stupid Mode = 1

I make sure to set username = A, Password=B and Stupid Mode = 1 and do not modify the line

Modem = .....

as this is my device name (this line can very with your phone set). Now whenever I need to connect to internet I just enter the following command to the shell.

# wvdial

Thats all. Same way you can turn your mobile set to internet from fedora with no or little modification.




Comment from Ria Fokkens
Time: October 14, 2008, 6:10 pm

I need to setup my Motorola V3i as a modem so I can use the internet on my pc which is running Fedora. I am a bit of a layman is there any chance you can tell me exactly what I need to do to do this? It has to work with my isp pop3.lantic.net as incoming email and smtp.vodacom.co.za as outgoing.

Comment from rayhan
Time: October 21, 2008, 3:35 pm

@ Ria Fokkens,

The same procedure should work with Motorola V3i.

Comment from Rajesh Gowda
Time: December 27, 2008, 11:57 am

I have just installed Fedora 9 on my PC using default installation option. I recently bought Motorola A810 mobile phone. Browsing web on mobile is no problem. Can some one please tell me, how to access internet on PC with fedora 9 via the Motorola A810.

Comment from MOIHT RAJ
Time: January 17, 2009, 9:03 pm

i had configured my linux fedora ….. successfully connected PPP but web browser have not been displayed any web page …

Comment from rayhan
Time: January 28, 2009, 5:19 pm


Did you try to ping the site.

- If you can ping to google.com or other site then you connection is ok. You may require to configure the browser.

- And If you can’t ping then check your mobile operator’s connectivity.

Comment from rayhan
Time: January 28, 2009, 5:21 pm


I don’t have any idea of Motorola A810, If it comes with a gprs/edge modem then it should work.

Comment from BeZo Pravin
Time: May 2, 2010, 10:48 pm

I too have the same problem. I can’t able to connect… I was stuck up with modem settings

Write a comment