[clug] Seasonal USB dongle fun

George Bray georgebray at gmail.com
Thu Dec 24 23:32:19 MST 2009

For Optus prepaid the generic settings to dial that I have in the
MacOSX client are:

Access Number:*99#
user and pwd: <null>

And it has PAP selected instead of CHAP.


On Fri, Dec 25, 2009 at 11:36 AM, Andreas Bauer
<baueran at rsise.anu.edu.au> wrote:
> Seasonal greetings everyone,
> I bought an Optus/Huawei (lsusb says its an e220 although the stick
> itself has e160e printed on it) broadband pack and am now having a bit
> of trouble getting it to work although the system seems to, in
> principle, detect and support the modem (kernel 2.6.31).
> So I tried starting pppd manually and via wvdial, but with similar
> results.
> I am basically using the commands
>  "" ATZ
>  OK "ATD*99***1#"
> to connect, and the syslog shows that, indeed, CHAP authentication
> succeeded, but 1 second later I get a "Modem hangup" and "Connection
> terminated".  :-(
> I know that these modems were discussed on the list a fair bit before,
> but not the actual configs to get them run, I don't think.  So would
> someone be so nice as to posting their ppp chat script and/or wvdial
> config?  I am a bit lost and googling didn't show up anything obvious
> I may be doing wrong...
> Many thanks,
> Andi.
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George Bray, Canberra, Australia.

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