Connecting Debian to GPRS via Sony Ericsson

I was connecting mobile through USB cable. A month ago I was trying to connect Siemens mobile through IRDA dongle, but I give it up and made a gateway on Windows machine.

This time I found a solution. kppp didn’t work anyway, but it’s not a problem.

Install wvdial, it will scan your computer for available modems during installation. If you forgot to plug your phone, you can rerun scanning with wvdialconf.

The only thing that I had to modify in generated config was additional initialization string:

Init2 = AT+CGDCONT=1, "IP","yourprovider.com"

That’s it. Run wvdial and enjoy. Don’t forget to replace default route.

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007