8703e Blackberry Tethering with Ubuntu 8.10 (Verizon)

[ad#header]Wow, this was a good one, kept me going for a good 2 days!  So I’ve been using the VZAccess software for Windows for some time now and it’s pretty solid. The operating system however is not, so I’ve loaded Ubuntu 8.10 on my Lenovo Thinkpad T400. This kernel had the Wireless capabilities I needed. So let’s get to it:

First make sure you have all these packages from SPM

libtool autoconf automake cvs libglib2.0-dev libxml2-dev libssl-dev libopensync0-dev libxt-dev x11proto-print-dev libxmu-dev libxft-dev libfreetype6-dev libXp-dev flex byacc libgd2-xpm-dev libc6-dev g++ gcc make build-essential libxaw7-dev

Next you need to download the following packages:

openmotif-2.3.0.tar.gz

configure, make, make install

Xlt-13.0.13.gz

configure, make, make install

xmblackberry-0.3.0.gz

configure, make, make install

Then you need to create the communication scripts

/etc/chatscripts/blackberry
with the contents;

ABORT BUSY ABORT ‘NO CARRIER’ ABORT VOICE ABORT ‘NO DIALTONE’ ABORT ‘NO DIAL TONE’ ABORT ‘NO ANSWER’ ABORT DELAYED ABORT ERROR
SAY “Initializingn”
” ATZ
OK-AT-OK ATDT#777
CONNECT dc

And then
/etc/ppp/peers/blackberry
with,

debug debug debug
nodetach
/dev/pts/1
115200
connect “/usr/sbin/chat -f /etc/chatscripts/blackberry”
nomultilink
defaultroute
noipdefault
ipcp-restart 7
ipcp-accept-local
ipcp-accept-remote
# added this, so that it doesn’t disconnect after few mn of innactivity
lcp-echo-interval 0
lcp-echo-failure 999
modem
noauth
nocrtscts
noipdefault
novj # refused anyway, no point in trying every time
usepeerdns
user Your10digitnumber@vzw3g.com
password Your10digitnumber

(*The /dev/pts/1 from above depends on what device you Blackberry is connecting to. This is displayed when you successfully run the XmBlackberry for the first time)

To be continued….