GPRS unreliable: long lasting connection fail

Andrew Stephen andrew.stephen at
Mon Jan 12 10:14:13 CET 2009

On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 9:39 PM, Niccolo Rigacci <niccolo at> wrote:
> Please tell me: with gsm0710uxd the connection is still done by
> pppd/chat?

Yes - gsm0710muxd creates a new serial device for each application
needing access to the GSM device.  You just call pppd with its own
> I hope to last 12 hours or so, because I do GPS live tracking
> with position upload to the internet every 5/10 seconds.

I've run GPRS for several hours at a time in a car travelling in some
dodgy reception areas.  Sometimes it seemsed to lose connection and
re-establish itself gracefully but more often than not I'd find that
GPRS had died and pppd was still up but ineffective.  I usually had to
reboot the FR before I could re-establish connection when this
Andrew Stephen

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