Sunday, April 29, 2012

Install Smartfren USB Modem CE682 in Lubuntu 12.04

I have been long time to use Smart Modem, from CDMA Modem until new one the USB Modem Smartfren.

Smartfren CE682 Evdo that I use.

As long I use Smart Product I think USB Smartfren is better and faster than previous Product. I use it in my PC desktop and I use it too in my netbook Acer Aspira One.

And to install it in Lubuntu is quite easy. I have tried this in Lubuntu 11.10 and the new one is Lubuntu 12.04.

This is simple way I do to install this Smartfren modem in Lubuntu. The way usually same as when I do it in Ubuntu.

First - open LXTerminal.

Start > Accessories > LXTerminal then type

sudo leafpad /etc/wvdial.conf

New window will appear then fill or replace with this script

[Dialer smart]
Init1 = ATZ
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
Carier Check = no
Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0
Command Line = ATDT
Phone = #777
Idle Seconds = 0
Password = smart
Modem Type = Analog Modem
Stupid Mode = yes
Baud = 460800
New PPPD = yes
Ask Password = 0
ISDN = 0
Username = smart

Save and exit.

Second - check the product ID type

sudo lsusb 

itsnex@itsnex-AO532h:~$ sudo lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f2:b19d Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd 
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 1c4f:0003 SiGma Micro HID controller
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 201e:1022

If the ID is 201e:1023 it means that your USB modem is detected as cd-room. So we need to eject this medium first by type the command

sudo eject /dev/sr0 

You can change sr0 with sr1 or sr2 until you find no error

Third - type or paste this command

sudo modprobe usbserial vendor=0x201e product=0x1022

Now type

sudo wvdial smart

If you success you will find this messages

itsnex@itsnex-AO532h:~$ sudo wvdial smart
--> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.61
--> Cannot get information for serial port.
--> Initializing modem.
--> Sending: ATZ
--> Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
--> Modem initialized.
--> Sending: ATDT#777
--> Waiting for carrier.
CONNECT 3100000
--> Carrier detected.  Starting PPP immediately.
--> Starting pppd at Thu Jan  1 13:36:06 2009
--> Pid of pppd: 1438
--> Using interface ppp0
--> pppd: xUk
--> pppd: xUk
--> pppd: xUk
--> pppd: xUk
--> local  IP address
--> pppd: xUk
--> remote IP address
--> pppd: xUk
--> primary   DNS address
--> pppd: xUk
--> secondary DNS address
--> pppd: xUk

This mean that you have succeed Good Luck!.

And now you can open your browser.


  1. doesn't work on my lubuntu :(
    any other way to set up usb modem smartfren ce 682?
    Please help........

    1. OK, can you tell me, what is the problem?

  2. Kang Isnen, petunjuknya berhasil diterapkan, hanya saja setiap kali disconnected, tidak bisa langsung wvdial lagi. Nanti keluar pesan error atau karakter random. Modem harus selalu dicabut pasang dulu baru bisa.

    Ada gak cara supaya tidak perlu cabut pasang?

    1. Selamat Mas Teguh kalau berhasil,
      Untuk cara connect-nya emang seperti itu mas, setelah disconnect harus di cabut dulu dan di pasang lagi.
      Saya belum nemu cara yang tanpa dicabut lagi.

  3. mas bro, os saya linux lubuntu 10.10, modem smartfren saya ac682. pas saya praktekkan settingan bro, sampai pada tahap ketik :"sudo wvdial smart". ternyata cannot connect, bisa tolong dibantu bro. help. thanks bro sebelumnya.

    1. sudah dicek di perintah lsusb di terminal bro?perhatikan juga setelah perintah sudo eject /dev/sr0 ada pesan error atau nggak?

  4. I have a ZTE AC682 which has problems being detected in newer versions of Ubuntu/Lubuntu (11.10 or later i guess).

    This is due to a bug in usb-modeswitch. You can disable usb-modeswitch:
    sudo chmod -x /usr/sbin/usb_modeswitch

    Then insert the modem and mount the cd mode:
    udisks --mount /dev/sr1
    (it can be sr0 in notebooks where there is no cd rom drive)

    Then eject /dev/sr1 will switch to modem mode.

    More info here: