Monday, June 18, 2007


i am so glad on at last having a internet connection on linux.Circumstances are so bad that this peppy little Airtel GPRS connection feels like heaven.

the following i did to connect my motorola L6 with Fedora core 6(ZOD)

First identify your phones AT vendor id and Product id.

using root privilege type the following.

/sbin/modprobe usbserial vendor=0x product=0x

next type the following

wvdialconf create
you will get a output as shown in figure.

now edit the file wvdialconf by the following command.

vi /etc/wvdial.conf
usually a blank file . if something is in it previously discard it.

now type the following.

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

now save and exit

and the shell run the command


you will get an output showing yor local ip,primary DNS ,secondary DNS,and modem type( analog) open your browser and enjoy...

NB: there are so many articles written as a solution to problem of connecting GPRS in linux. A decent googling will surely lead you to the most appropiate solution. Still this is a try to resolve this problem.


aslam said...

Nice Job. Thanks man. I also have motorola l6, airtel GPRS connection(mobile office) & fedora 7(latest version). I have 2 problems. 1) How to get vendor id and Product id? I am also using windows xp sp2
2) How to use my windows partitions in Linux? I have 4 partitions in windows xp.(c: ntfs, d: fat32, e: fat32, f: fat32)

Thanks(in advance) for your reaply..

Subhodip Biswas said...

To get product and vendor id search google with AT vendor id and AT product id for motorola L6.

to view ntfs partition ntfs-3g software is needed.
mounting fat32 and ntfs-3g(after installation of sofware ) can be done by mount -t vfat /mnt/folder name /dev/partion number.

Anonymous said...

hi subhodip,
i too am having a motorola l6 phone with a bluetooth dongle with bluesoleil software which run on windows xp sp2. i m having problem with bluetooth on fedora 7. as i know bluetooth manager is already installed on fedora 7 but i am unable to find the applet and also unable to pair my phone with fedora 7.
can u tell how u paired ur phone and also how u use GPRS and file transfer.
thx in advance
arif iqbal

aslam said...

Hi arif iqbal,
I don't know how this guy is using airtel gprs net(mobile office) on linux, i m still facing problem in connecting, mainly the error is "exit code = 16". Even I tried 2 versions of Linux, fedora 7 & Ubuntu 7.04.
Both are facing same problem.

If u get any solution, plz inform me on my id

and hey Subhodip, I want to talk with you, plz give me your email id.

Thanks in Advance

Anonymous said...

I tried your steps and in dmesg I am getting "APIC error on CPU0: 00(40)" does this mean my mobile phone modem is destroyed!! I have tried rebooting the phone and pc but to no use!! Please help!!! Though I can use internet on phone.

Subhodip Biswas said...

A bluetooth software is available for linux i e bluez..try that.

exit code = 16 means problem with your modem .the modem is hanging up before wvdial even try to connect.
Is gprs working in window?

Subhodip Biswas said...

Apic error on CPU0 has nothing to do with you phone ,its a kernel error
However i never encountered such error.

but you can try adding -noapic to the grub menu


add acpi=nirq
to the /boot/grub/menu.lst

Also try updating your bios.

netra said...

Hi.. Nice post :) Thank You for sharing ur experience..