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Dialup/Wireless Modem Upgrade Packages for Puppy 4.3+
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rerwin


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PostPosted: Sat 31 Jul 2010, 16:43    Post subject:  

Toy4,
Sorry for the delay in responding. I am afraid I have bad news. The phone number you are using looks like what you would use when dialing from a land-line phone to get to an ISP. From what I have seen, the wireless modems use the cell phone systems, which apparently have their own way of providing data services. So, I don't think you can do what you are trying. As I mentioned before, the number most people use is some variant of #99*. I have also seen a number like 777, but certainly not a 10-digit number as used for voice calls.

I guess your options are to:
- Augment your cellular account to add data services.
- Use your analog modem (built-in, PCI card, PCcard) if you have one.
- Obtain a USB analog modem (SmartLink- or Conexant DGC-based)
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Toy4


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PostPosted: Wed 04 Aug 2010, 21:51    Post subject: modem_fix_pack_delta-7-to-7.2.pet& modem_7.1_debug installed
Subject description: your are correct in your assumption
 

It is back to having attitude problems. It looked like it was going to work then a bunch of new ugly messages showed near where it paused last time then worked. This time it paused and then buckled. I have attached the most current diag file.
pmodemdiag-20100805.tar.gz
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rerwin


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PostPosted: Sun 08 Aug 2010, 22:54    Post subject: modem_fix_pack_delta-6-to-7.2.pet connect wizard fixed
Subject description: Updates existing connectwizard with better modem detection messages.
 

I have fixed the problem reported in Barry's blog
Quote:
Posted on 8 Aug 2010, 16:20 by BarryK
script broken
Please do not apply modem_fix_pack_delta-6-to-7.2.pet in any Puppy greater than 4.x, as it breaks network setup.

The script /usr/sbin/connectwizard is overwritten with a very old version.

I will contact rerwin about this and he will post an upgrade for the PET.
That package has been re-uploaded with better implementation of the modem message changes. More details are given in the update in the first message of this thread.

In addition, I have upgraded the usb-modeswitch data base (to 7/7), to add 6 wireless devices:
Code:
0421:060c - Nokia CS-10
0cf3:20ff  -  Atheros Wireless / Netgear WNDA3200
12d1:1031 - for Android SDK
12d1:14c1 - Vodafone (Huawei) K4605
12d1:1523 - Huawei R201
1ee8:0013 - Onda MW833UP
There is no need to replace your data base unless your wireless device has one of the listed hardware IDs.
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Toy4


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PostPosted: Mon 09 Aug 2010, 20:42    Post subject: Modem not working
Subject description: removed and reinstalled modem_fix_pack_delta-6-to-7.2.pet
 

When I last installed those 2 files you requested the modem stopped working. I saw that you said the modem_fix_pack_delta-6-to-7.2.pet that I installed was screwed up and should be removed. I removed and downloaded the newer one. Now my modem isn't detected at all. I am sending you a diag file to see anything sticks out. Please advise.
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Toy4


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PostPosted: Wed 11 Aug 2010, 21:54    Post subject: Still having troubles with Puppeee Version 1.0
Subject description: No wireless, No 3g modem
 

After I installed version 1.0 of Puppeee and with a new save file. Now, I got nothing. I don't have Wlan so I am attaching this file from a Windows(sic) computer. This maybe that same as the one you got the other day. I can't get the 3G modem to show up. Boot with it in and probed it and nothing. It doesn't even show up.
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rerwin


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PostPosted: Sat 14 Aug 2010, 11:19    Post subject: Code correction for wireless modem support  

I have discovered a coding error in the magic logic that ensures that wireless modem drivers get loaded. Although the error may not affect all such modems, I cannot let it stand. The fix is in the attached package.

The package also addresses an issue uncovered by puppeee 1.0. The file that relates drivers to firmware is named to match the kernel name. However, puppeee uses two such names, but has the file named without the kernel part. Although there may be cases where different versions of the file are needed, much of the time the file is the same for all kernels used in a puplet or derivative. For cases like puppeee, I have added logic to create a link to the "generic" (non-kernel identified) file name, so developers need not attend to the naming unless a special version of the file is needed. The logic is in the package as an edit of rc.sysinit, so should apply to any version of rc.sysinit.

The package also includes a debug statement that I intend to remove (and re-upload the package) when I am convinced all is well. (I cannot completely test the magic myself, so need the debug info from actual wireless-modem users.)

UPDATE: Re-uploaded the package (after download number 10) with a different way of ensuring the correct firmware.dep file, by renaming it instead of creating a link. This is to avoid complicating the version-update process. There is no need to re-download it for testing, though, as the effect is the same as before.

UPDATE 8/28/2010: Uploaded "5.4" which improves the waiting for all firmware to load, particularly where a module substitution is made.
Richard
pup_event_backend_modprobe_fix_to_p43x-delta_5.2_to_5.4.pet
Description  Fixes wireless modem error. Ensures correct firmware.dep file.
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BarryK
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PostPosted: Sat 14 Aug 2010, 18:22    Post subject:  

Richard,
The latest Woof supports logging of monthly tx/rx totals. Reported here:

http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=01758

I posted a comment to that blog thread outlining how support for monthly logging could be built into pupdial.

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Toy4


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Location: Pedley, CA USA

PostPosted: Sat 14 Aug 2010, 21:19    Post subject: Verizon USB760 Modem now works
Subject description: 3G modem works at last
 

I was instructed to install pup_event_backend_modprobe_fix_to_p43x-delta_5.2_to_5.3.pet that rerwin just created that would fix the recent modem and network issues. Well, I created another copy of Puppeee1.0 on my Netbook and added the pet package and rebooted numerous times. The only browser on 1.0 is chrome and while the 3G and the networks appeared to be working i wasn't able to properly test them.
I tried again later and now I can get chrome to load web pages and have verified that the modem works with the update on a clean install of Puppeee1.0... Many thanks to Rerwin for this.

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PostPosted: Sun 15 Aug 2010, 16:40    Post subject: pupdial support of tx/rx accumulated monthly  

Barry,
Attached is my implementation of tx/rx accumulation by pupdial. I collect separately for each of the two possible accounts, but provide a link for the reporting tool to access the active account values.

The files for rc.sysinit to initialize are:
- /var/local/pupdial/isp1/rx_bytes_month
- /var/local/pupdial/isp1/tx_bytes_month
- /var/local/pupdial/isp2/rx_bytes_month
- /var/local/pupdial/isp2/tx_bytes_month

The link for reporting the current ISP values is:
- /var/local/pupdial/isp

The package sets these up for testing, but there is no report program, yet. This provides a test case for whomever codes the reporter. A difference file is also attached.

Toy4,
This also has an updated modem script for you to try with puppeee 1.0. Your diag file indicates the detection logic is not adequate, so I added debug logging. Also, the diag file did not show your actually connecting with the modem. Could you wait until you are connected before you run pmodemdiag, so I can be sure all the pieces are playing right? Just install it on top of what you have, "CHOOSE > ERASE" in pupdial, then reboot. Thanks.

UPDATE 8/22/2010: Uploaded delta to 7.4, which has an improved statistics collector and improvements and debug info for USB modem detection and some troubleshooting.

UPDATE 8/23/2010: Re-uploaded 7.4 with fixes and possible workaround for ttyUSB connect failure - after download number 3.

UPDATE 8/24/2010: Re-uploaded 7.4 with debugging of puppeee modem problem - after download number 6.
Richard
modem_fix_pack_delta-7.2_to_7.4.pet
Description  statistics-accumulating pupdial and usbserial debugging
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diff-pupdial.tar.gz
Description  pupdial difference listing - Shows the new code, but it is now moved to a new script,
modemdisconnect, because it is needed in 2 places in pupdial.
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PostPosted: Sun 15 Aug 2010, 19:06    Post subject: pet you requested was added
Subject description: modem is still working
 

I don't think I used pupdial yesterday and I don't think it went there. I clicked connect and then a window for gnome ppp showed up and i used that and it connected and showed a countdown of how long I was connected and it was 45:00. I just tried that again and it didn't work today. Went back and did Pupdial again but both of these will not show in the pmodemdiag file as it was taken right after I installed the fix and rebooted. Pupdial doesn't really show that I am connected but I am typing an entry in the forum and that can't be happening if the modem isn't connected. OK, here comes your file.
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Aug 2010, 06:24    Post subject: modem touch up
Subject description: command entered, diag attached.
 

Didn't look like that found a device when it did the diagfile, but pupdial window is still open and modem is working fine.
I am attaching that file now. later, Off to work, thought i'd get you this before I left. Saw you on late last night then you left and when I came on to check this morning there was a PM waiting.
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rerwin


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PostPosted: Sat 28 Aug 2010, 00:06    Post subject:  

This package improves modem detection and the support of alternative devices. If your wireless modem uses a device number other than ttyUSB0, you can try other ttyUSB devices by clicking on the ttyUSB1 (or 2 or 3, etc.) button to test that name. (It is only one button, but its name changes as you test the various names.) If successful, that device will become "selected", otherwise the selected device will be unchanged.

This also works with ttyACM and ttyHS devices. In addition, pupdial is shrunken a little to better fit small screens. The connect button changes are from jemimah.

UPDATE: Re-uploaded the package (after download number 7) with a rearranged pupdial selection/probe window to fit the most-used control buttons into a 480-pixel-tall display (after jemimah pointed out the problem to me). It has no functional changes.
Richard
modem_fix_pack_delta-7.2_to_7.4.pet
Description  Improvements to pupdial and its friends for modem detection and control of alternative ttyUSB devices.
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PostPosted: Sun 29 Aug 2010, 17:24    Post subject: Upgrades consolidated!  

The above three pup_event and modem "delta" packages are now merged into the consolidated packages at the beginning of this thread. I have removed the "BETA" designation, as I have received no recent problem reports requiring fixes.

However, I am grateful to Toy4 for his assistance in testing my changes, as part of troubleshooting his installation of puppeee 1.0. Although he was eventually successful, our process involved verifying my changes and now gives me the confidence to publish what I hope is the final product, with respect to its functionality and "look and feel". Ongoing maintenance will be necessary to keep up with the usb_modeswitch utility as it evolves.

As a follow-on, I plan to post a "service pack 4.3.1.1" that includes these upgrades as well as some of the fixes posted in the 4.3.1 Bugs thread. That is intended for users starting out with 4.3.1, to make some improvements so they do not run into the same old problems that have long been solved (informally) . That will be in a new thread.

I hope that anyone still having difficulty with their modem will post here with the details, so I can assist.
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Fabio T

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PostPosted: Tue 31 Aug 2010, 16:14    Post subject:  Difficult in detecting HSDPA modem  

I have got a new brand Sony Vaio VGN-TT46XG with Sony EveryWair interface, that is in reality an OPTION Globetrotter module (it seems a GTM382W) vendor=0x0af0 product=0x7601.
With Puppy 4.3.1., specially with Quirky 1.20 retro (kernel 2.6.30.5) , modem is correctly responding and connecting, with advanced kerneks modem is invisible to Puppy (and not works).
In the other hand, same advanced kernel (2.6.33) can see an OPTION Globetrotter vendor=0x0af0 product=0x6901 on an ASUS notebook....
Any ideas?
Perhaps the upgrades posted in this thread can help, or need to wait a further kernel upgrade?
Thanks.
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gortonc

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PostPosted: Thu 02 Sep 2010, 21:06    Post subject: Success!  

Richard,

Thanks so much for all the time you have devoted to this project. I have been thrilled with the performance of 5.1003 on my Compaq Presario V2000 with one minor annoyance. My Huawi usb 3g modem would only work after a minimum of 2, and sometimes 4 attempts at probing and or erasing modules. After adding the 4 new pets it connects flawlessly the first try. Congratulations, and thanks again 'Very Happy'

Chris
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