How to config Nokia 6131 as Modem

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How to config Nokia 6131 as Modem

Postby vr3xz » 2012/04/29 12:20:48

hello all, how to make nokia 6131 as modem on centos 5.5 because using the "network manager" it can not work.

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How to config Nokia 6131 as Modem

Postby pschaff » 2012/04/29 13:30:58

Welcome to the CentOS fora. Please see the recommended reading for new users linked in my signature.

Don't use obsolete/unsupported releases - 5.8 is the current release. See the CentOS 5.6 Release Notes Section 4 for details on the recommended update procedure, and the CentOS 5.8 Release Notes for current information. By not updating you are implicitly accepting that you will live with numerous bugs and security issues (and associated known exploits) that have subsequently been fixed.

If still having problems after updating to a supported release please provide some additional details about what you have tried and the results, and provide more information about your system by running "./" and showing us the output file. Just saying "it can not work" does not give us nearly enough information to provided a detailed response.

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Re: How to config Nokia 6131 as Modem

Postby rich1974 » 2012/08/07 08:35:55

so, a little bit late but maybe will be useful for someone else.
you can try wvdial, it is a great tool for connecting via dial-up and it is pretty easy to configure.


Alternative Way 1 (using wvdialconf & wvdial)
I prefer wvdial, because it tells you whether your modem is configured or not.

It dials a modem and starts pppd in order to connect to the Internet. The connection started with wvdial can be dropped by switching back to the terminal from where it was started and pressing ctrl-C.

Type in a terminal

$ sudo wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf
If it says 'no modem found' or something similar, sorry... the driver for your modem seems not to be installed properly yet. Alternatively, you can try setserial. The lack of a /dev/modem is not supposed to break wvdial's configuration.

If the modem is found, finish the setup with:

$ sudo nano /etc/wvdial.conf
After opening the wvdial.conf file, input your ISP information where needed (look inside the file for fields) and add other options that might be needed for your software modem. You will know what these options are if you asked for help from mailing list. Examples options that you can try to add, if dialling does not work:

add X3 to Init2 (means dial without waiting)

add Carrier Check = no as a new line (useful for Smartlink modems)

add Stupid mode = on as a new line (will start pppd immediately--required by some ISPs)

Typing man wvdial.conf in a separate terminal will give details on options.

Once you are ready, save the file (Ctrl-o) and exit (Ctrl-x), and try to dial:

sudo wvdial
will dial and connect. If you are using the Ubuntu Live CD, you cannot save the file wvdial.conf

Upon connection, it will spit out some information about your connection (local IP, remote IP, DNS address, etc.). Do not close the terminal where wvdial is running. Leave it alone until you want the connection to be terminated, and hit CTRL+C on that terminal once you want to end the connection.

If you lose the connection a short time after connecting (30 sec - 3 min), you might need to edit options for pppd:

gksudo gedit /etc/ppp/options
Find lcp-echo-interval30 and lcp-echo-failure4. Comment out these options by adding a '#' at the start of these lines, eg. # lcp-echo-interval30 and # lcp-echo-failure4.

If you connect successfully but your Internet applications do not function (eg. web pages do not load in Firefox), you might need to add replacedefaultroute as a new line in the pppd option file.