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Ubuntu: Using a Nokia E65 as a mobile BMM?

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Ubuntu: Using a Nokia E65 as a mobile BMM?

Hi I have a 3 BMM stick that works fine in Ubuntu, however I now have an E65 that I also use with the 3 sim from the BMM.
According to everything I can find via google, I should be able to use the E65 as a modem, saving having to keep switching the sim around.
When I plug it in via the usb cable the Network Manager tries to connect to 3 and fails.
I have also tried the 3 handset profile but no difference.
Anybody have any ideas?
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Re: Ubuntu: Using a Nokia E65 as a mobile BMM?

Have you tried using the manual ( wvdial ) method instead of letting Network manager handle it for you ? Maybe Network manager is getting the APN and/or password wrong.
Have a look here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=7209664 ( OK I know it describes the E51 but its going to be similar for the E65 )
Have a look at /var/log/messages and see what its saying when it tries to make the connection
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Re: Ubuntu: Using a Nokia E65 as a mobile BMM?

yes I tried using wvdial, with the port set to ttyACM0, it died saying no carrier....
Will read that post now.
In message.log I see:-

May  4 14:58:44 Aero kernel: [19043.972059] usb 2-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 7
May  4 14:58:44 Aero kernel: [19044.229456] usb 2-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
May  4 14:58:44 Aero kernel: [19044.270751] cdc_acm 2-2:1.10: ttyACM0: USB ACM device
May  4 14:58:44 Aero kernel: [19044.293385] usb 2-2: bad CDC descriptors
May  4 14:58:44 Aero kernel: [19044.293398] usb 2-2: bad CDC descriptors

and the wvdial fails to dial with a no carrier errror.
wvdial
--> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.60
--> Cannot get information for serial port.
--> Initializing modem.
--> Sending: ATZ
ATZ
OK
--> Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
OK
--> Sending: AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","three.co.uk"
AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","three.co.uk"
OK
--> Modem initialized.
--> Sending: ATDT*99#
--> Waiting for carrier.
ATDT*99#
NO CARRIER
--> No Carrier!  Trying again.
--> Sending: ATDT*99#
--> Waiting for carrier.
ATDT*99#
NO CARRIER
--> No Carrier!  Trying again.
--> Sending: ATDT*99#
--> Waiting for carrier.