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    Verizon Pantech UML 290 Will Not Connect

    I searched around a bit before committing to upgrading to the Pantech UML 290. All indications were that it would work on Ubuntu out of the box.

    I found and followed the instructions here:

    http://www.pagey.info/2011/01/using-...ntu-linux.html

    All went well. Accept.... it will not connect.

    I tested the modem on Windoz XP/VZAcess, worked perfect.

    I have tried a number of different settings (like: *99***3# - setting the username/password). No connection.

    I shows up in the Network Manager (Verizon 4G LTE) and the "Enable Mobile Broadband" is checked.

    Has anyone else found the missing element to make this work?

    Using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - the Lucid Lynx. Must I upgrade to 10.10?

    --RayJ
    Last edited by raywjohnson; January 12th, 2011 at 10:18 AM.
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    Re: Verizon Pantech UML 290 Will Not Connect

    UPDATE:

    Still no connection via Network Manager.

    However, I did get wvdial to make a connection. Posting here so that it may help someone else.

    I gathered data from these posts/threads:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=10298982
    and
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=10220571

    Here is my config:

    Code:
    [Dialer Defaults]
    Init1 = ATZ
    Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
    Init3 = AT+CGDCONT=3,"IPV4V6","vzwinternet","0.0.0.0",0,0
    Init4 = ATE0V1
    Init5 = AT+CPIN?
    Init6 = AAT+CLCK="SC",2
    Init7 = AT+GCAP?
    Init8 = AT+CMEE=1
    Modem Type = USB Modem 
    Stupid Mode = 3
    New PPPD = yes
    Dial Command = atdt
    Carrier Check = no
    ISDN = 0
    
    [Dialer Verizon4G]
    Modem = /dev/ttyACM0
    Baud = 100000000
    Phone = *99***3#
    Username = ##########@vzw4g.com
    Password = vzw
    (########## = your modems phone number)

    command: sudo wvdial Verizon4G

    (note: wvdial has permissions issue if not running as root)

    Code:
    --> Don't know what to do!  Starting pppd and hoping for the best.
    --> Unable to run /usr/sbin/pppd.
    Over and over.

    Here is the terminal output:

    Code:
    PROMPT:$ sudo wvdial Verizon4G
    --> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.60
    --> Cannot get information for serial port.
    --> Initializing modem.
    --> Sending: ATZ
    OK
    --> Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
    OK
    --> Sending: AT+CGDCONT=3,"IPV4V6","vzwinternet","0.0.0.0",0,0
    AT+CGDCONT=3,"IPV4V6","vzwinternet","0.0.0.0",0,0
    OK
    --> Sending: ATE0V1
    ATE0V1
    OK
    --> Sending: AT+CPIN?
    +CPIN: READY
    OK
    --> Sending: AAT+CLCK="SC",2
    +CLCK: 0
    OK
    --> Sending: AT+GCAP?
    +GCAP: +CIS707-A, CIS-856, CIS-856-A, +CGSM, +CLTE1
    OK
    --> Sending: AT+CMEE=1
    OK
    --> Modem initialized.
    --> Sending: atdt*99***3#
    --> Waiting for carrier.
    CONNECT 100000000
    --> Carrier detected.  Waiting for prompt.
    --> Don't know what to do!  Starting pppd and hoping for the best.
    --> Starting pppd at Wed Jan 12 16:43:59 2011
    --> Pid of pppd: 6334
    --> pppd: ��a 
    --> Using interface ppp0
    --> pppd: ��a 
    --> pppd: ��a 
    --> pppd: ��a 
    --> pppd: ��a 
    --> pppd: ��a 
    --> pppd: ��a 
    --> pppd: ��a 
    --> local  IP address xx.xx.xx.xx
    --> pppd: ��a 
    --> remote IP address xx.xx.xx.xx
    --> pppd: ��a 
    --> primary   DNS address xx.xx.xx.xx
    --> pppd: ��a 
    --> secondary DNS address xx.xx.xx.xx
    --> pppd: ��a
    I am looking for a means of running pppd as a normal user.

    --RayJ
    genius is a genius does

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    Re: Verizon Pantech UML 290 Will Not Connect

    Quote Originally Posted by raywjohnson View Post
    I am looking for a means of running pppd as a normal user.
    Finally found the answer to this.

    Found this: Re: [SOLVED] GNOME PPP Check permissions

    So, I set /usr/sbin/pppd to allow anyone to run/execute it.

    Code:
    sudo chmod +x /usr/sbin/pppd
    Then, to fix the "Warning: Could not modify /etc/ppp/chap-secrets: Permission denied" issue. I set it to group rw and changed the group to dip.


    Code:
    sudo chmod 660 /etc/ppp/chap-secrets
    
    sudo chgrp dip /etc/ppp/chap-secrets
    If you are not already in the dip group, then:

    Code:
    sudo adduser YOUR_USERNAME dip
    Now I can wvdial as a regular user!

    Next project: GUI for wvdial.

    --RayJ
    genius is a genius does

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    Re: Verizon Pantech UML 290 Will Not Connect

    Quote Originally Posted by raywjohnson View Post
    Next project: GUI for wvdial.
    Alrighty then!

    The following code is, at best, a crude effort. It works on my machine and takes a few things for granted. It has no real error checking. I created it so that I could enable and disable my Verizon connection via wvdial without having a terminal window open the whole time.

    As happened the every time I have upgraded to a new Verizon device/modem. Network Manager is behind the curve. Once they catch up, the unit will connect via Network Manager and I will no longer need the use of wvdial.

    Anyway, here is the Bash script: guiwvdial
    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    
    usage="Usage: guiwvdial CONNECTION_NAME";
    
    if [ -z "$1" ]; then
     echo "$usage";
     exit 1;
    fi
    
    #name the var
    connect_to="$1"
    
    #to prevent more that one instance
    LOCKFILE=~/wvdial_$connect_to.connect.lock
    [ -f $LOCKFILE ] && exit 0
    trap "{ rm -f $LOCKFILE ; exit 255; }" EXIT
    touch $LOCKFILE
    
    #Get active connection
    test_cnnct=$(ps -eo command,pid | grep "^wvdial $connect_to")
    
    #PID
    xpid_cnnct=${test_cnnct/wvdial $connect_to/}
    
    #Name
    xconnected=${test_cnnct/wvdial /}
    xconnected=${xconnected/$xpid_cnnct/}
    
    if [ "$test_cnnct" == "" ]; then
      zenity --question --text "[$connect_to] not connected.\nConnect?"
      ans=$?
      if [ "$ans" == 1 ]; then
        #no-do nothing
        exit 1
      fi
      exec wvdial $connect_to &
    
      TEST=""
      (
        while [ ! "$TEST" ]; do
          TEST=`ifconfig -s | grep ^ppp`
          echo ""
          sleep 1
        done
      ) | tee >(zenity --progress --pulsate --auto-close --text="Connecting..." --title="wvdial $connect_to")
    
      zenity --info --text "[$connect_to] Connected!"
    
      exit 0
    else
      zenity --question --text "[$connect_to] onnected.\nDisconnect?"
      ans=$?
      if [ "$ans" == 1 ]; then
        #no-do nothing
        exit 1
      fi
      kill -INT $xpid_cnnct
      zenity --info --text "[$connect_to] Disconnected"
      exit 1
    fi
    
    exit 0
    You should use it only as a basis for your own system. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

    Enjoy!

    --RayJ
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    Re: Verizon Pantech UML 290 Will Not Connect

    Hi Ray, I see that you had a conversation bit only with yourself so I thought I'd say thanks for the info and all your effort. I discovered these problems myself as my cable stopped working and I had to use dial-up. I wonder why these things are in such disarray?
    Cheers, Mike

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    Re: Verizon Pantech UML 290 Will Not Connect

    Hi Friends:

    Thank you Ray for you very helpful posts. Network Manager on Fedora 14 does not work for me (despite it working for others). So I found your posts here and tried them. I am able to connect with success (albeit sometimes having to unplug and reconnect the UML290 device).

    The problem I'm having is that after I connect and a "ppp0" interface is created (see below), and entries are added to the routing table (again see below), and with no entries made to /etc/resolv.conf (again see below), I cannot actually connect to the internet.

    See the following outputs ...
    #############################################
    nmvega@e6510$ ifconfig ppp0
    ppp0 Link encapoint-to-Point Protocol
    inet addr:10.171.182.101 P-t-P:69.83.13.52 Mask:255.255.255.255
    UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:151 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:3
    RX bytes:64 (64.0 b) TX bytes:9798 (9.5 KiB)

    nmvega@e6510$ netstat -rn
    Kernel IP routing table
    Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface
    69.83.13.52 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.255 UH 0 0 0 ppp0
    0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 ppp0

    nmvega@e6510$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
    # Generated by NetworkManager
    # No nameservers found; try putting DNS servers into your
    # ifcfg files in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts like so:
    #
    # DNS1=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
    # DNS2=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
    # DOMAIN=lab.foo.com bar.foo.com

    nmvega@e6510$ grep hosts /etc/nsswitch.conf
    hosts: files dns

    ... [ snippet of wvdial session ] ...
    --> Carrier detected. Waiting for prompt.
    --> Don't know what to do! Starting pppd and hoping for the best.
    --> Starting pppd at Wed Mar 30 21:49:05 2011
    --> Pid of pppd: 2600
    --> Using interface ppp0
    --> local IP address 10.171.182.101
    --> remote IP address 69.83.13.52
    --> primary DNS address 69.78.134.231
    --> secondary DNS address 69.78.80.231
    ##########################################


    So, in review, I can't ping the remote IP address "69.83.13.52". I can only ping the local
    IP address. I must say the routing table looks strange, but maybe P-t-P works this
    way in routing tables. Also, why no entry into resolv.conf? Hmm.

    Do you get similar output in your working case? And any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Noel

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    Re: Verizon Pantech UML 290 Will Not Connect

    Quote Originally Posted by mdurham View Post
    Hi Ray, I see that you had a conversation bit only with yourself so I thought I'd say thanks for the info and all your effort. I discovered these problems myself as my cable stopped working and I had to use dial-up. I wonder why these things are in such disarray?
    Cheers, Mike
    Thanks Mike!

    Sorry for the late reply.

    I know for a fact that Verizon has a version of VZAccess for Linux. It comes with Red Hat Enterprise. The problem could easily be solved if Verizon would release it for the rest of us.

    --RayJ
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    Re: Verizon Pantech UML 290 Will Not Connect

    Quote Originally Posted by raywjohnson View Post
    I searched around a bit before committing to upgrading to the Pantech UML 290. All indications were that it would work on Ubuntu out of the box.

    I found and followed the instructions here:

    http://www.pagey.info/2011/01/using-...ntu-linux.html

    All went well. Accept.... it will not connect.

    I tested the modem on Windoz XP/VZAcess, worked perfect.

    I have tried a number of different settings (like: *99***3# - setting the username/password). No connection.

    I shows up in the Network Manager (Verizon 4G LTE) and the "Enable Mobile Broadband" is checked.

    Has anyone else found the missing element to make this work?

    Using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - the Lucid Lynx. Must I upgrade to 10.10?

    --RayJ
    OK, So here is what I have. I had Ubuntu 10.04 and could not connect my pantech to my notebook. I upgraded to the 10.10 release which took a while. After I upgraded, I plugged in the Pantech and my wireless saw it. I added it by typing in Verizon 4G LTE in the name and making vzwinternet my network name. I then skipped all of the rest of the details and it just worked. I think that most folks are overthinking it.od luck

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    Re: Verizon Pantech UML 290 Will Not Connect

    Alrighty then!

    Just bought a Sony VAIO Laptop E Series VPCEB. (Yes, with windoze)

    I installed Ubuntu 11.10 dual boot. Working well.

    Again, no love for the Pantech UML290 VW. However, using the same info I have already posted here. I am back online with Verizon.

    --RayJ
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    Re: Verizon Pantech UML 290 Will Not Connect

    Ray you seam to have a better handle on this than most. I hope i can throw something your way and see if you can help.

    I am also running Ubuntu 11.10 but on a Lenovo w510
    I tried your method until I realized I don't get 4G where I am at and your instructions are specific to 4G.
    My goal is to get 3G when I am at a location without 4G


    wcdial.conf
    Code:
    [Dialer Defaults]
    Init1 = ATZ
    Init2 = AT Q0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
    Modem Type = USB Modem 
    Stupid Mode = 3
    New PPPD = yes
    Dial Command = atdt
    Carrier Check = no
    ISDN = 0
    
    [ Dialer Verizon3G ]
    Modem = /dev/ttyACM0
    Baud = 3100000
    Phone = *99***3#
    Username = ##########@vzw4g.com
    Password = vzw
    
    [ Dialer Verizon4G ]
    Modem = /dev/ttyACM0
    Baud = 100000000
    Phone = *99***3#
    Username = ##########@vzw4g.com
    Password = vzw
    When I connect I get the following output.
    Code:
    root@name:/etc# wvdial Verizon3G
    --> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.61
    --> Cannot get information for serial port.
    --> Initializing modem.
    --> Sending: ATZ
    OK
    --> Sending: AT Q0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
    OK
    --> Modem initialized.
    --> Sending: atdt*99***3#
    --> Waiting for carrier.
    atdt*99***3#
    CONNECT 3100000
    --> Carrier detected.  Waiting for prompt.
    --> Don't know what to do!  Starting pppd and hoping for the best.
    --> Starting pppd at Sat Dec 17 23:31:15 2011
    --> Pid of pppd: 4320
    --> Using interface ppp0
    --> local  IP address xx.xx.xx.xx
    --> remote IP address xx.xx.xx.xx
    --> primary   DNS address xx.xx.xx.xx
    --> secondary DNS address xx.xx.xx.xx
    It looks like I am connected, but I don't get any Internet.

    Do you have any suggestions?
    Thanks!!

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