Improved modem scripts

Rerwin (Richard) has posted packages for improved modem detection and management:

He has commented:

Barry and technosaurus might wait a while before integrating them, to allow users to "shake it out"

So, everyone running Puppy 4.3.1 or later variant, is invited to test these packages!

Posted on 8 Feb 2010, 14:20


Posted on 14 Feb 2010, 6:57 by GreatnessguruInMI
Mot VE465: connected using usbserial
I just now got my Motorola VE465 mobile phone connected to the Internet from Puppy Linux 431.

First, I installed the pup_event... and
modemprobe... PETs mentioned above.
(The other wouldn't install.)

Plug in the USB cable.
# cat /proc/bus/usb/devices
"P: Vendor=22b8 ProdID=2b24 ...",
"S: ...Motorola VE465"

Unplug cable.
# modprobe -r usb-storage usbserial
# modprobe usbserial vendor=0x22b8 product=0x2b24
Plug in cable again.
# cat /proc/bus/usb/devices
Check for "I:... Driver=usbserial_generic".

Edit /etc/wvdial.conf like so:
[Dialer Defaults]
Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0 [or ttyUSB1, etc.]

Click on "connect" Puppy desktop icon.
Click on "Internet by ... wireless modem".
Click on "Test ttyUSB0" [or ttyUSB1, etc.].
It found my phone and offered to test it
and set up /etc/wvdial.conf for me.
I let it do so.
I only changed the phone number,
which for Alltel Internet access: #777
Click on "Connect to Internet".

Click on "browse" Puppy desktop icon.
Copy and paste this for proper credit
for the above info:

Thanks, everyone who makes Puppy possible,
Eddie Maddox