connecting Huawei E173 to Beaglebone and using minicom

Hey,
I also want to do the same in near future on my project. Can you access internet. Sorry, rather than giving solution I am asking a question.
Regards,
Ali

if you mean connected your beaglebone to the internet via Ethernet cable, if so , yes, just connect the cable and on your pc write the following:
majid@ubuntu:~$ ssh 192.168.xx.xxx -l root
root@192.168.xx.xxx’s password: “here you write the password which is root”
whrer xx.xxx is the ip edress for you beaglebone.
then you will be in connect with your beaglebone from your pc via internet.

Hi,
I am connected to internet using ethernet but I am asking you about the modem you are using. It also has broadcom internet facility.
By the way thanks for replying
Regards,
Ali

oh, ok , actually i did not try to use the modem for internet connection, i just need to use it as GSM/GPRS to send the SMS/MMS only.

hai ,

if you only want to send sms then its simple if you go with a gsm module example : sim300. using AT commands you can send sms to mobile

I want to send SMS by E173 modem, but i cannot make it work with Beaglebone.

E172, is it a huwai modem, an are u able to get a minicom window using beaglebone

Hi,

If there is no /dev/ttyUSB{0,1,2} (or /dev/ttyHS{0,1,2}) you are probably lacking the necessary kernel module (called “option” iirc), and/or the usb-modeswitch package as well. You may have to recompile your kernel and install usb-modeswitch.

2012/9/16 wisam <majid_fadhil@hotmail.com>

E173 is Huawei modem, the problem is when I inter the minicom window the modem is keeping offline and I can not write any AT command.

have u changed the default device name of your minicom ,by using dmesg command u can know your device name

unfortunately there are no any ttyUSB neither ttyHS in dev directory.

root@beaglebone:/dev# ls -al
total 1
drwxr-xr-x 14 root root 3080 Jan 11 2012 .
drwxr-xr-x 19 root root 1024 Jan 11 2012 …
crw------- 1 root root 10, 235 Jan 11 2012 autofs
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 340 Jan 11 2012 block
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 60 Jan 11 2012 bsg
crw------T 1 root root 10, 234 Jan 1 2000 btrfs-control
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 60 Jan 1 1970 bus
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 2380 Jan 11 2012 char
crw------- 1 root root 5, 1 Jan 11 2012 console
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Jan 1 2000 core → /proc/kcore
crw------- 1 root root 10, 63 Jan 11 2012 cpu_dma_latency
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 120 Jan 11 2012 disk
crw-rw---- 1 root video 29, 0 Jan 1 2000 fb0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 Jan 1 2000 fd → /proc/self/fd
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 1, 7 Jan 11 2012 full
crw-rw-rwT 1 root root 10, 229 Jan 1 2000 fuse
crw------- 1 root root 89, 1 Jan 11 2012 i2c-1
crw------- 1 root root 89, 3 Jan 11 2012 i2c-3
prw------- 1 root root 0 Jan 1 2000 initctl
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 60 Jan 1 1970 input
crw-r----- 1 root kmem 1, 2 Jan 11 2012 kmem
crw------- 1 root root 1, 11 Jan 11 2012 kmsg
srw-rw-rw- 1 root root 0 Jan 1 2000 log
crw------- 1 root root 10, 237 Jan 11 2012 loop-control
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 7, 0 Jan 11 2012 loop0
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 7, 1 Jan 11 2012 loop1
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 7, 2 Jan 11 2012 loop2
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 7, 3 Jan 11 2012 loop3
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 7, 4 Jan 11 2012 loop4
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 7, 5 Jan 11 2012 loop5
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 7, 6 Jan 11 2012 loop6
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 7, 7 Jan 11 2012 loop7
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 60 Jan 1 2000 mapper
crw-r----- 1 root kmem 1, 1 Jan 11 2012 mem
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 179, 0 Jan 11 2012 mmcblk0
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 179, 1 Jan 11 2012 mmcblk0p1
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 179, 2 Jan 11 2012 mmcblk0p2
drwxrwxrwt 2 root root 40 Jan 1 1970 mqueue
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 60 Jan 1 2000 net
crw------- 1 root root 10, 62 Jan 11 2012 network_latency
crw------- 1 root root 10, 61 Jan 11 2012 network_throughput
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 1, 3 Jan 11 2012 null
crw------T 1 root root 108, 0 Jan 1 2000 ppp
crw------- 1 root root 10, 1 Jan 11 2012 psaux
crw-rw-rw- 1 root tty 5, 2 Sep 16 21:01 ptmx
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 0 Jan 1 1970 pts
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 1, 0 Jan 11 2012 ram0
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 1, 1 Jan 11 2012 ram1
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 1, 8 Jan 11 2012 random
crw------- 1 root root 254, 0 Jan 11 2012 rtc0
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 0 Jan 11 2012 sda
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 1 Jan 11 2012 sda1
crw-rw---- 1 root disk 21, 0 Jan 11 2012 sg0
drwxrwxrwt 2 root root 40 Jan 1 2000 shm
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 80 Jan 1 2000 snd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 Jan 1 2000 stderr → /proc/self/fd/2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 Jan 1 2000 stdin → /proc/self/fd/0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 Jan 1 2000 stdout → /proc/self/fd/1
crw-rw-rw- 1 root tty 5, 0 Jan 11 2012 tty
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 0 Jan 11 2012 tty0
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 1 Jan 11 2012 tty1
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 10 Jan 11 2012 tty10
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 11 Jan 11 2012 tty11
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 12 Jan 11 2012 tty12
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 13 Jan 11 2012 tty13
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 14 Jan 11 2012 tty14
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 15 Jan 11 2012 tty15
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 16 Jan 11 2012 tty16
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 17 Jan 11 2012 tty17
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 18 Jan 11 2012 tty18
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 19 Jan 11 2012 tty19
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 2 Jan 11 2012 tty2
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 20 Jan 11 2012 tty20
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 21 Jan 11 2012 tty21
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 22 Jan 11 2012 tty22
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 23 Jan 11 2012 tty23
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 24 Jan 11 2012 tty24
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 25 Jan 11 2012 tty25
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 26 Jan 11 2012 tty26
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 27 Jan 11 2012 tty27
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 28 Jan 11 2012 tty28
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 29 Jan 11 2012 tty29
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 3 Jan 11 2012 tty3
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 30 Jan 11 2012 tty30
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 31 Jan 11 2012 tty31
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 32 Jan 11 2012 tty32
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 33 Jan 11 2012 tty33
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 34 Jan 11 2012 tty34
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 35 Jan 11 2012 tty35
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 36 Jan 11 2012 tty36
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 37 Jan 11 2012 tty37
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 38 Jan 11 2012 tty38
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 39 Jan 11 2012 tty39
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 4 Jan 11 2012 tty4
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 40 Jan 11 2012 tty40
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 41 Jan 11 2012 tty41
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 42 Jan 11 2012 tty42
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 43 Jan 11 2012 tty43
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 44 Jan 11 2012 tty44
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 45 Jan 11 2012 tty45
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 46 Jan 11 2012 tty46
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 47 Jan 11 2012 tty47
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 48 Jan 11 2012 tty48
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 49 Jan 11 2012 tty49
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 5 Jan 11 2012 tty5
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 50 Jan 11 2012 tty50
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 51 Jan 11 2012 tty51
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 52 Jan 11 2012 tty52
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 53 Jan 11 2012 tty53
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 54 Jan 11 2012 tty54
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 55 Jan 11 2012 tty55
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 56 Jan 11 2012 tty56
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 57 Jan 11 2012 tty57
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 58 Jan 11 2012 tty58
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 59 Jan 11 2012 tty59
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 6 Jan 11 2012 tty6
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 60 Jan 11 2012 tty60
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 61 Jan 11 2012 tty61
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 62 Jan 11 2012 tty62
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 63 Jan 11 2012 tty63
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 7 Jan 11 2012 tty7
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 8 Jan 11 2012 tty8
crw–w---- 1 root tty 4, 9 Jan 11 2012 tty9
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 251, 0 Jan 11 2012 ttyO0
crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 251, 1 Jan 11 2012 ttyO1
crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 251, 2 Jan 11 2012 ttyO2
crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 251, 3 Jan 11 2012 ttyO3
crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 251, 4 Jan 11 2012 ttyO4
crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 251, 5 Jan 11 2012 ttyO5
crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 4, 64 Jan 11 2012 ttyS0
crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 4, 65 Jan 11 2012 ttyS1
crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 4, 66 Jan 11 2012 ttyS2
crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 4, 67 Jan 11 2012 ttyS3
crw------T 1 root root 10, 223 Jan 1 2000 uinput
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 1, 9 Jan 11 2012 urandom
crw------- 1 root root 189, 0 Jan 11 2012 usbdev1.1
crw------- 1 root root 189, 2 Jan 11 2012 usbdev1.3
crw------- 1 root root 189, 128 Jan 11 2012 usbdev2.1
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 7, 0 Jan 11 2012 vcs
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 7, 1 Jan 11 2012 vcs1
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 7, 2 Jan 11 2012 vcs2
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 7, 3 Jan 11 2012 vcs3
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 7, 4 Jan 11 2012 vcs4
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 7, 5 Jan 11 2012 vcs5
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 7, 6 Jan 11 2012 vcs6
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 7, 128 Jan 11 2012 vcsa
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 7, 129 Jan 11 2012 vcsa1
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 7, 130 Jan 11 2012 vcsa2
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 7, 131 Jan 11 2012 vcsa3
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 7, 132 Jan 11 2012 vcsa4
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 7, 133 Jan 11 2012 vcsa5
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 7, 134 Jan 11 2012 vcsa6
crw------- 1 root root 10, 130 Jan 11 2012 watchdog
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 1, 5 Jan 11 2012 zero