How I Got Telstra 4G




Aircard Working in Ubuntu



Steps I used


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sudo su become root
lsusb root@simons-ThinkPad-L512:~# lsusb
Bus 002 Device 012: ID 0f3d:68aa Airprime, Incorporated
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 17ef:4810 Lenovo Integrated Webcam [R5U877]
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0a5c:217f Broadcom Corp. Bluetooth Controller
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 147e:1001 Upek
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
apt-get install usb-modeswitch usb-modeswitch-data make sure these are installed
vi /etc/usb_modeswitch.d/0f3d:68aa # Telstra Aircard



append to /lib/udev/rules.d/40-usb_modeswitch.rules: # Telstra Aircard Sierra Modem
# Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0f3d:68aa Airprime, Incorporated
ATTRS{idVendor}=="0f3d", ATTRS{idProduct}=="68aa", RUN+="usb_modeswitch '%b/%k'"
udevadm control --reload-rules restart udevd
rmmod usbserial remove usbserial module from running kernel
modprobe usbserial add usbserial module from running kernel.
Device should appear under mobile broadband wireless list
See Explanation go here for an explanation of the commands above.
apt-get install wvdial make sure you have wvdial
edit /etc/wvdial.conf [Dialer Defaults]
Modem = /dev/ttyUSB3 # - mine was /dev/ttyUSB3 i just kept trying different ones till i found the one that worked.
Init = AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","telstra.bigpond"
Phone = *99#
Username =
Password = yourpassword
New PPPD = yes
Stupid Mode = on
wvdial & run wvdial should connect. e.g.
root@simons-ThinkPad-L512:/etc/modprobe.d# wvdial
--> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.61
--> Cannot get information for serial port.
--> Initializing modem.
--> Sending: AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","telstra.bigpond"
--> Modem initialized.
--> Sending: ATDT*99#
--> Waiting for carrier.
CONNECT 42000000
--> Carrier detected. Starting PPP immediately.
--> Starting pppd at Mon Aug 27 23:57:47 2012
--> Pid of pppd: 8304
--> Using interface ppp0
--> local IP address
--> remote IP address
--> primary DNS address
--> secondary DNS address
apt-get install gnome-ppp install Gnome PPP from ubuntu
installing sakis3g
  • apt-get install libusb-dev
  • wget
  • echo "dda70fd95fb952dbb979af88790d3f6e sakis3g.gz" | md5sum -c
  • gunzip sakis3g.gz
  • chmod +x sakis3g
  • cp sakis3g /usr/bin/.
  • sakis3g
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