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On 06/06/2012 22:08, Gary Corell wrote:
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are a lot of people in a lot of countries using a large variety of
providers and their GSM or (W)CDMA USB Broadband Modems that
cannot connect via PCBSD. I know, I'm one of them here in the
backwoods of the Philippines.
this is a URL for a Service Providers list described at the top
of the list as being in the Public Domain. THe 163KB file is XML
and is used by Ubuntu Network Manager to configure with users'
input to providers in their country. The list starts in the UAE
and goes down to Vietnam, and each county has several providers
listed. in the cases where CDMA is used, there is usually a
long list of parameters needed and are provided by this file.
It appears that ubuntu's network manager uses this file and
parameters included internally. that is I have not been able to
find and kind of PPP configuration file that provides things like
pap or chap, or any chat script for PPP. In Ubuntu11
This list does not provide any chat script for ppp.
Two of the brands of modems that I know of, using GSM or CDMA,
are ZTE and HUAWEI both made in China.
The list treats not only GSM/WCDMA modems but also tethered
phones as well.
Implementation of this list in pcbsd's Networkmanager would sure
go a long way toward making PCBSD useable in a lot more of the
world. the lack of it's use might explain why pcbsd has not been
accepted as widely as we might like.
One more point. Where I am, I am limited to only 2G service (
and the bottom of that, I might add) PCBSD's network manager in
the configuration panel only mentions 3G and PPP for tethering
phones. GSM/WCDMA USB (EvDO) modems are not mentioned at all.
Certainly, I've been stuck with Ubuntu when I would a lot rather
use PCBSD as I have since about V 1.5.
It is also possible that this list might be included somehow in
Testing mailing list
<a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:Testing@lists.pcbsd.org">Testing@lists.pcbsd.org</a>
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/testing">http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/testing</a>
Here's my stance on this. I think it would be a GREAT idea to have
an advanced PPP / 3G configuration GUI. However the problem is that
I'm not the guy to write it. In the past 10 years I've never once
needed to use PPP for 3G tethering (I use wifi hotspot on my phone),
so I don't know much about the process. What we need is somebody who
uses this technology and knows its ins-n-outs to work on a QT GUI
front-end to the process. <br>
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