Subject: Re: GPRS networking documentation
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: netbsd-docs
Date: 11/23/2006 01:36:13
On Tue, 21 Nov 2006, Baldur Gislason wrote:
> Today I set up a Novatel Wireless Merlin G201 GPRS modem on my NetBSD/hpcarm HP Jornada 728.
> I found some things in the GPRS documentation are lacking.
> (
> First thing I ran into was that you need to turn off PIN request in the SIM card using
> a mobile phone.
> Second thing, the GPRS provider needs me to set an APN (access point name),
> if I don't give it the right APN I won't get the right connection profile.
> After googling and finding some linux documentation for a different card I
> figured out how that is done.
> So my chat script goes like this:
> ABORT BUSY ABORT 'NO CARRIER' ABORT ERROR '' ATZ OK 'at+cgdcont=1,"IP","open.internet"' OK 'ATDT*99#' CONNECT
> where open.internet is the apn name for O2 in Ireland to give me
> an unfirewalled IP link.
> Third thing, in my case the provider doesn't automatically configure DNS
> so I had to remove the usepeerdns option or else I got an error about
> an invalid IPCP message.
> pppd[4211]: Received bad configure-rej:  81 06 00 00 00 00 81 06 00 00 00 00
> I figure these 3 should probably be added to the GPRS documentation.

For the record: I got a patch and have committed it to - it should be online 
within an hour.

  - Hubert