OM2008.8, GPRS using multiplexing and GUI for Vodafone Live! in Mumbai
stargazer.dave at gmail.com
Sun Aug 31 19:34:51 CEST 2008
On Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 7:21 PM, Nishit Dave <stargazer.dave at gmail.com>wrote:
> I am going by the instructions here:
> I have installed the gsm0710muxd and everything seems to have gone fine.
> Now, using the Services GUI, I am not able to get GPRS working. First, the
> settings I have for my connection
> (both are supposed to be blank)
> APN: portalnmms
> Primary gateway IP: 10.10.1.100
> On my FR, my /etc/ppp/pap-secrets and /etc/ppp/chap-secrets now read like
> # client server secret IP addresses
> * * "" *
> The last line of my /etc/ppp/peers/gprs file reads
> user *
> (should this be user "" or user "*" ?)
> as advised here:
> http://freeyourphone.de/portal_v1/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=295 (replaced
> I'm using *99# as the default dial number, as it isn't clear what Vodafone
> Live! uses in Mumbai, India.
> Ross Barkman (http://www.taniwha.org.uk/gprs.html) says the settings
> should be user: guest, secret: guest. However, it doesn't seem accurate.
> I don't know whether the gateway IP is to be inserted in the routing table,
> and if so, how the port is to be specified. From the first couple of
> attempts with the scripts and GUI, GPRS seemed to work but actually it
> didn't. Now, I only get a FAILED status report in the GUI.
> Can anybody tell me if I need to modify the pap/chap-secret files, or the
> gprs file, or the dialled number? If this starts to work, I can start using
> the FR as my daytime (office only) phone plus the GPS.
OK, got GPRS to work. I was reading a GPRS HowTo somewhere, and realized
that I only had to comment out the
user "PUT_USERNAME_IN_HERE" field in /etc/ppp/peers/gprs.
The scripts now work, and I can get GPRS running in two-three attempts. The
gateway address 10.10.1.100:9401 can be declared as the http_proxy (and
HTTP_PROXY) address in environment variables, and specified in your
favourite browser when on GPRS.
The settings above are valid for Vodafone Live! GPRS Mumbai India. Just for
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