Monday, October 19, 2009

LG KP500 is working as a modem in Ubuntu!

Last few months I was missing the smooth internet of Ubuntu. I could not connect my LG Cookie mobile as a modem, so I had to stuck into XP. Today I logged into Ubuntu (9.04) without any hope and guess what, I am writing this post from Ubuntu.
I dont know how the mobile is connected as modem, may be I have installed some package earlier or may be because I have upgraded the mobile firmware.
But my mobile is detected as VX4400/VX6000 :P

maroof@marahmed:~$ lsusb
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 1004:6000 LG Electronics, Inc. VX4400/VX6000 Cellphone
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

The packages you must need are wvdial and ppp (and may be your mobile driver. I guess I have installed the VX4400 driver, can't remember). This article says it all about configuration. Thanks BDOSN :D.

But still it didn't worked until I changed the DNS server IPs in /etc/ppp/resolve.conf file. I have used the OpenDNS IPs. You can use any free DNS server IP. But the internet speed seems slower :(. May have to tweak something. Good luck and happy browsing.