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Title : Tether your Sonim XP3 phone with Linux
Author : Remy van Elst
Date : 08-02-2011
URL : https://raymii.org/s/tutorials/Tether-your-sonim-xp3-phone-with-linux.html
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This guide works for the Sonim XP3.20 Quest (Pro).
I also have an Android Phone which had an option to share the Internet
Connection via USB and/or Wifi.
This was one of the features I missed on the Sonim. The phone itself is awesome,
but that is not in the scope of this guide.
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It is also tested with the newer Sonim XP1300 Core. Please note that some
providers not allow you to tether your phones internet connection, and this may
cost you a lot of money if you go over your monthly bundle. Also you need to
have internet setup on your phone already. This guide was written and tested on
**Arch Linux with Kernel 2.6.36-ARCH** , but I think it will be usable on more
First install wvdial:
pacman -S wvdial
Then plugin you Sonim and see on which tty it is detected:
dmesg | grep tty
You need to see something like this:
cdc_acm 5-1:1.1: ttyACM0: USB ACM device
usbcore: registered new interface driver cdc_acm
cdc_acm: v0.26:USB Abstract Control Model driver for USB modems and ISDN adapters
scsi 8:0:0:0: Direct-Access Philips Dev. 0 LUN 0 1.0 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
Now we have the tty (/dev/ttyACM0). This is all we need for the wvdial.conf
sudo nano /etc/wvdial.conf
Paste this in there:
Modem = /dev/ttyACM0
Modem Type = Analog Modem
ISDN = 0
Baud = 115200
Username = tmobile
Password = tmobile
Init1 = ATZ
Init2 = AT&&F E1 V1 X1 &&D2 &&C1 S0=0
Dial Attempts = 1
Phone = *99***1#
Stupid Mode = 1
Init3 = AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","internet"
My provider is T-Mobile NL, and their APN is "internet", with login "tmobile"
and password: "tmobile".
Change any of these values to your needs, look for them on your providers
website. Now save with CTRL+O and quit with CTRL+X, and see if it works:
sudo wvdial internet
[remy@solaris3 ~]$ sudo wvdial internet
--> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.61
--> Cannot get information for serial port.
--> Initializing modem.
--> Sending: ATZ
--> Sending: AT&&F E1 V1 X1 &&D2 &&C1 S0=0
AT&&F E1 V1 X1 &&D2 &&C1 S0=0
--> Sending: AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","internet"
--> Modem initialized.
--> Sending: ATDT*99***1#
--> Waiting for carrier.
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--> Carrier detected. Starting PPP immediately.
--> Starting pppd at Thu Jan 13 23:20:32 2012
--> Pid of pppd: 14319
--> Using interface ppp0
--> local IP address 184.108.40.206
--> remote IP address 10.32.32.32
--> primary DNS address 220.127.116.11
--> secondary DNS address 18.104.22.168
Bazinga! You can now surf via your Sonim phone via your 3g / 2g / egde or GSM
connection. (Check via /sbin/ifconfig).
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