[Linux-aus] Linux On Optus Wireless
mikegardener at operamail.com
Wed Mar 16 13:27:04 AEDT 2016
Hey Thank you HEAPS for the advice and your time in replying to me !
Much Appreciated !
Mike The Gardener
Ph~ 0410 296 297
On Tue, 15 Mar 2016, at 07:19 PM, Scott Bragg wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> I recently switched my Netgear router for a small Ubuntu Linux box and
> newer model 3G dongle. It's operating on the Virgin Mobile network but
> since that uses the Optus network it should be quite similar.
> I ended up using wvdial on Ubuntu, putting the config in my
> /etc/network/interfaces using tips found on this page:
> However, I also note that if you are using it with a 3G/4G dongle, you
> need to make sure the dongle is supported in the usbmodeswitch-data
> package so it is detected properly by the kernel and sets up the
> appropriate /dev/ttyUSBx entries. In my case I went to
> and checked that support had been added for my dongle.
> There's also these two scripts that could work for you as well:
> Saki's 3G Script: http://www.sakis3g.com/
> UMTSkeeper (includes Saki's script but has more features such as
> keepalive pinging):
> I hope some of those tips help. Here is my /etc/wvdial.conf file you
> might be able to adapt:
> [Dialer Defaults]
> Phone =
> Username =
> Password =
> New PPPD = yes
> [Dialer virginbroadband]
> Modem Type = Analog Modem
> Phone = *99#
> ISDN = 0
> Baud = 460800
> Username = "guest"
> Password = "guest"
> Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0
> Init1 = ATZ
> Init2 = at+cgdcont=1,"ip","virginbroadband"
> Stupid Mode = 1
> On 2016-03-15 21:25, mike wrote:
> > Hello Linux Folks...
> > Would anyone PLEASE help with advice... Which Linux Programs will
> > operate on Optus Wireless Broadband in Australia ??
> > I have tried a couple of packages with no success yet and am missing
> > using Linux and annoyed by using windows
> > Thanks a million !
> > Mike The Gardener
> > Ph~ 0410 296 297
> Scott Bragg
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