On Saturday 07 August 2010 20:08:43 Adrie wrote:
> Hi,
> More info for getting this device running under Ubuntu from a forum:

I think the driver is called uhso.c, see /sys/dev/usb/net/uhso.c . Maybe there 
is a missing VID+PID in the table there if it does not get detected under 
FreeBSD 8+.

--HPS

> 
> 
> 
> How I got Neotel running on Ubuntu 9.04...
> Decided to install Jaunty as my Hardy was very messy. I've been running
> Linux since Breezy but still regard myself as a noobie.
> After much trial and tribulation, and many failed attempts on Hardy, I
> finally got my Neotel Prime running, first time round on Jaunty.
> Following is a step-by-step process which I take NO CREDIT for!
> I am merely posting this in an attempt to make the process a bit easier to
> understand and follow for all Linux(Ubuntu) users out there wishing to use
> Neotel.
> This was done on a fresh installation of Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope.
> It helps having an Internet connection for the first step of the process...
> Otherwise packages can be downloaded seperately and Google will provide
> details on unpacking and installing.
> Step 1)
> First download the necessary packages we need.
> Open System>Administration>Synaptic Package Manager
> Find and install:
> Code:
> 1) wvdial
> 2) Linux-source
> If the above are not listed, open terminal, use the code(s):
> Code:
> 1) $ sudo apt-get install wvdial
> 2) $ sudo apt-get install Linux-source
> Step 2)
> Open a terminal and type:
> Code:
> $ sudo -s
> $ cd /usr/src
> $ tar xjvf Linux-source-2.6.28.tar.bz2
> $ gedit /usr/src/Linux-source-2.6.28/drivers/USB/serial/option.c
> "Now look for static struct USB_device_id option_ids[] about line 300 and
> add the following just above it:"
> Code:
> // +++ chrisb
> #define NEOTEL_DEVICE_VENDOR_ID 0x1d09
> #define NEOTEL_DEVICE_PRODUCT_ID 0x4000
> // +++
> "and then in the struct add:" (the line in BOLD)
> Code:
> Static struct USB_device_id option_ids[] = {
> { USB_DEVICE(NEOTEL_DEVICE_VENDOR_ID, NEOTEL_DEVICE_PRODUCT_ID) },
> { USB_DEVICE(OPTION_VENDOR_ID, OPTION_PRODUCT_COLT) },
> { USB_DEVICE(OPTION_VENDOR_ID, OPTION_PRODUCT_RICOLA) },
> Save and close gedit.
> "To compile:"
> Code:
> $ cd /usr/src/Linux-source-2.6.28/drivers/USB/serial/
> $ make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd`
> If successful you should see a long list without errors resembling the
> following:
> Code:
> Make: Entering directory `/usr/src/Linux-headers-2.6.24-21-generic'
> LD /usr/src/Linux-source-2.6.24/drivers/USB/serial/built-in.o
> CC [M] /usr/src/Linux-source-2.6.24/drivers/USB/serial/USB-serial.o
> CC [M] /usr/src/Linux-source-2.6.24/drivers/USB/serial/generic.o
> CC [M] /usr/src/Linux-source-2.6.24/drivers/USB/serial/bus.o
> ....
> Make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/Linux-headers-2.6.24-21-generic'
> "Backup the old drivers"
> Code:
> $ mv /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/kernel/drivers/USB/serial/option.ko
> /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/kernel/drivers/USB/serial/option.ko.backup
> "Now add new drivers (compiled):"
> Code:
> $ cp /usr/src/Linux-source-2.6.28/drivers/USB/serial/option.ko
> /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/kernel/drivers/USB/serial/option.ko
> "You also need to load the new option:"
> Code:
> $ gedit /etc/modules
> "And just add to the end of the file:"
> Code:
> Option
> Reboot your computer, open a terminal again and type:
> Code:
> $ lsusb
> Which should produce, among others:
> Code:
> Bus 002 Device 002: ID 1d09:4000 TechFaith Wireless Technology Limited
> Step 3)
> Open a terminal and type:
> Code:
> $ sudo -s
> And then:
> Code:
> $ wvdialconf
> Which should produce something similar to:
> Code:
> Editing `/etc/wvdial.conf'.
> Scanning your serial ports for a modem.
> ttyS0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- failed with 2400 baud, next try: 9600 baud
> ttyS0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- failed with 9600 baud, next try: 115200 baud
> ttyS0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- and failed too at 115200, giving up.
> Modem Port Scan<*1>: S1 S2 S3
> WvModem<*1>: Cannot get information for serial port.
> ttyUSB0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- OK
> ttyUSB0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 Z -- OK
> ttyUSB0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 -- OK
> ttyUSB0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 -- OK
> ttyUSB0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 -- OK
> ttyUSB0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0 -- OK
> ttyUSB0<*1>: Modem Identifier: ATI -- Manufacturer: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
> ttyUSB0<*1>: Speed 9600: AT -- OK
> ttyUSB0<*1>: Max speed is 9600; that should be safe.
> ttyUSB0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0 -- OK
> WvModem<*1>: Cannot get information for serial port.
> ttyUSB1<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- failed with 2400 baud, next try: 9600 baud
> ttyUSB1<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- failed with 9600 baud, next try: 9600 baud
> ttyUSB1<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- and failed too at 115200, giving up.
> Found a modem on /dev/ttyUSB0.
> Modem configuration written to /etc/wvdial.conf.
> ttyUSB0<Info>: Speed 9600; init "ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0"
> Now run:
> $ gedit /etc/wvdial.conf
> Copy and paste the following and change your username and password:
> Code:
> [Dialer Defaults]
> Init1 = ATZ
> Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
> Modem Type = USB Modem
> Baud = 9600
> New PPPD = yes
> Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0
> ISDN = 0
> Stupid Mode = 1
> Phone = #777
> Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0
> Username = 1234567...@neotel.co.za
> Dial Command = ATDT
> Password = 1234
> Baud = 460800
> PPPD Options = crtcts multilink usepeerdns lock defaultroute
> [Dialer neotel]
> Init1 = ATZ
> Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
> Baud = 460800
> Stupid Mode = 1
> Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0
> Modem Type = USB Modem
> Dial Command = ATDT
> PPPD Options = crtcts multilink usepeerdns lock defaultroute
> Save and close gedit
> Step 4)
> In the terminal, as any user, type:
> $ wvdial
> Which, if successful, should result in:
> --> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.60
> --> Cannot get information for serial port.
> --> Initializing modem.
> --> Sending: ATZ ATZ OK
> --> Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0 ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2
> +FCLASS=0 OK
> --> Modem initialized. --> Sending: ATDT#777
> --> Waiting for carrier. ATDT#777 CONNECT
> --> Carrier detected. Starting PPP immediately.
> --> Starting pppd at Thu May 14 22:59:46 2009
> --> Warning: Could not modify /etc/ppp/pap-secrets: Permission denied
> --> --> PAP (Password Authentication Protocol) may be flaky.
> --> Warning: Could not modify /etc/ppp/chap-secrets: Permission denied
> --> --> CHAP (Challenge Handshake) may be flaky.
> --> Pid of pppd: 4541
> --> Using interface ppp0
> --> pppd: 0 [1c][08]P [1c][08]
> --> pppd: 0 [1c][08]P [1c][08]
> --> pppd: 0 [1c][08]P [1c][08]
> --> pppd: 0 [1c][08]P [1c][08]
> --> pppd: 0 [1c][08]P [1c][08]
> --> local IP address 41.174.2.250
> --> pppd: 0 [1c][08]P [1c][08]
> --> remote IP address 2.2.2.2
> --> pppd: 0 [1c][08]P [1c][08]
> --> primary DNS address 41.160.0.36
> --> pppd: 0 [1c][08]P [1c][08]
> --> secondary DNS address 41.160.0.37
> --> pppd: 0 [1c][08]P [1c][08]
> and a fully working internet connection!!!!! :D
> @
> to disconnect, in the terminal that is running wvdial, hold ctrl-c
> For a graphical way of dialing...
> Install Gnome-PPP, it uses wvdial as it's backend and works perfectly.
> @
> NEOTEL:
> Instructions for Use:
> Steps are as follows (with sample explanation to follow):
> * modprobe the usbserial driver directly for the device
> * ppp dialer config
> How to do it:
> Plug in your modem, and then use the 'lsusb' command.
> Code
> u...@linux:~$> lsusb
> Bus 002 Device 002: ID 1d09:4000
> Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
> Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
> Here we get the USB vendor and product ID's (the first one, in this case).
> Now we load the 'usbserial' driver specifically for this device:
> Code
> u...@linux:~$> sudo modprobe usbserial vendor=0x1d09 product=0x4000
> As you can see, we use the first segment of the ID number as the vendor,
> and the second segment as the product ID, both with 0x prepended.
> Now, we check /dev to see that the devices are there:
> Code:
> u...@linux:~$>ls /dev/ttyU*
> /dev/ttyUSB0 /dev/ttyUSB1
> Next step is to configure the ppp connection.
> Since this example is done on an Ubuntu installation, we can use the Debian
> pppconfig utility
> Code:
> u...@linux:~$> sudo pppconfig
> In this utility, you enter the your username, password and the telephone
> number as needed, and then save the connection.
> Be sure to pick a descriptive name, as it is what you will be using to dial
> it up. Exit, and then we're ready to dial.
> Dialing on Ubuntu:
> Code:
> u...@linux:~$> sudo pon neotel
> Where "neotel" is the connection name you picked in setup.
> And that's it. At this point if nothing went wrong, you'll have a fully
> working ppp0 connection up.
> Code:
> ifconfig | grep ppp0
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