Using a Verizon Data Card with SUSE

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Step 1

Create the file “/etc/ppp/peers/verizon” with this content:

noauth
connect "/usr/sbin/chat -v -f /etc/ppp/peers/verizon_chat"
defaultroute
usepeerdns
ttyUSB0
230400
local
debug
-detach

Step 2

Create the file “/etc/ppp/peers/verizon_chat” with this content:

'' 'ATZ'
'OK' 'ATDT#777'
'CONNECT' ''
Note: Depending on what application you use to read these instructions, you may need to retype the ” and ‘ characters (single and double quotes).

Step 3

Once those 2 files are in place, you can initialize a connection by running this command as root:

pppd call verizon

Upon completion of the dialup sequence, the connection is ready to use within 10-15 seconds.

I tested this with OpenSuSE 10.3 and a Verizon USB720 card.
*Props to tom @ Lighty2go for syntax*

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  • cbr600 says:

    I use the V640 express card and I use Yast to set it up. You have to disable check for dial tone, change the baud rate to the highest speed, use /dev/ttyUSB0, and enable ignore prompts.

    Also you have to edit /etc/ppp/options and change
    lcp-echo-interval from 30 to 65534 or the connection will hangup on you.

  • mmillecam says:

    I created the verizon and verizon_chat files in /etc/ppp/peers per instructions from this item. Here’s
    what I get when I try to invoke:

    # pppd call verizon
    pppd: The remote system is required to authenticate itself
    pppd: but I couldn’t find any suitable secret (password) for it to use to
    do so.

    Isn’t there someplace I need to put my 10-digit card number? Otherwise, what do I use for a password?

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