Ok, so the whole issue must have been the user and adding that user to the dip and dialout groups.
Once that was done, the network-manager-gnome setup worked flawlessly.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
I kind of liked the option of tethering, even though I have an Aircard 860 wireless laptop connect card. When FIOS went down after a lightning strike, the tethering really came in handy. Also, my netbook doesn't support pcmcia, so the card is useless for that box.
The odd thing is, when I plug it in, with usb debugging ON, network-manager-gnome starts, and tries to setup up a new wireless broadband connection. The connection finds the phone, sets it up for At&t, but doesn't connect.
So, plan B:
1) Add your user to the dip group (sudo adduser user dip)*user is your user name*
2) Add your user to the dialout group (sudo adduser user dialout) *user is your user name*
3) Make this /etc/wvdial.conf file:
Phone = captivate
Init2 = AT S7=45 S0=0 L1 V1 X4 &c1 E1 Q0
Modem Type = USB Modem
Init1 = ATZ
Modem = /dev/ttyACM0
Baud = 460800
Init3 = AT+CGDCONT=1, "IP", "WAP.CINGULAR"
ISDN = 0
Stupid Mode = 1
New PPPD = yes
Phone = *99#
Password = test
Username = test
Now all you need to do is:
5) sudo ifconfig ppp0 up
You are now tethered.
Posted by Jim Fisher at 5:16 PM