Sierra Wireless

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Introduction

Has been tested in a Sierra Wireless Modem included in a Thinkpad T60.

lsusb reports:

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 1199:6804 Sierra Wireless, Inc. MC8755 Device

Sierra also manufacturers some devices using a real USB connection.

It's a standard AT modem and can be used without problems as modem to connect to Internet.

Configuration

We need to load "sierra" kernel driver:

modprobe sierra

The gnokiirc file contains:

[global]
port = /dev/ttyUSB0
model = AT
connection = serial

Tested in a Kernel 2.6.24 (but should work in all kernels with sierra driver -for sure in 2.6.28). Also tested in the current CVS gnokii version (2008-08-20) but it's a standard AT modem so should work with older versions.

gnokii tested commands

echo "Message to be sent" | gnokii --sendsms PHONE_NUMBER --smsc YOUR_SMSC

(it was needed to specify the SMSC number, using + and country prefix code. Vodafone Spain: +34607003110)

gnokii --dial 600512220

(then it calls)

gnokii --getsms SM 1 99

(get all SMS from the SIM card)

Probably other gnokii commands works, but has not been tested.