Connecting to Telstra CDMA packet network in Ubuntu via
Quick setup guide
This is mainly a guide so that I can remember how to connect
to the CDMA packet network using my mobile phone via bluetooth. My
phone is Nokia 6255. From what I understand this should work for other
CDMA phones as well. I am not sure whether the same instructions apply
to the GSM-GPRS network, you'll have to give it ago.
- Find you phone via bluetooth. I use hcitool.
- This will list the available bluetooth devices in the
- Now you should be able to assign a serial port using
rfcomm bind /dev/rfcomm0 00:02:EE:99:59:6B 1
- Create a file in /etc/ppp/peers/ called telstraCDMA:
connect "/usr/sbin/chat -v -f /etc/chatscripts/telstraCDMA"
- Create a file in /etc/chatscripts called telstraCDMA:
# This chatfile was generated by pppconfig 2.3.10.
ABORT BUSY ABORT 'NO CARRIER' ABORT VOICE ABORT 'NO DIALTONE' ABORT 'NO DIAL TO$# modeminit
- Add these lines to the end of you /etc/ppp/pap-secrets:
firstname.lastname@example.org telstraCDMA "telstra"
- I have added this to my /etc/network/intefaces file:
iface ppp0 inet ppp
- Now to bring up the interface run:
Your computer should be given an IP-address via DHCP and the
name-servers should be assigned correctly. Just be aware that
connecting in this method can rack up some huge costs on your bill. On
a standard mobile plan the cost is $0.02 per KB - yes thats $20 per
Last update: August 14, 2006