?
Solved

Compatible Phones With Kannel

Posted on 2011-03-23
7
Medium Priority
?
2,177 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-21
Hi all,

My trusty old Wavecom modem has just kicked the bucket and i am hunting for a new GSM modem which i can use with kannel to send SMSes.

I checked the list of compatible phones in kannel.org and it was pretty outdated.

I have since tried using GSM Dongles HUAWEI E169 and HUAWEI E1782.

But to no joy.

I am now considering the get mobile phones and using USB cables to connect to PC.

Is it safe to say that any mobile phone w/ USB linux can detect will work with kannel?

Anyone here using kannel with some recent models of mobile phones?

it is kind of hard to get the old mobile phones stated in kannel's site.
0
Comment
Question by:jaglin84
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:vinaypatki
ID: 35197361
Phone MUST accept AT commands and get detected on OS supported by Kannel. That's it. Latest basic phones should work well. Ideally almost all phones should work as the modems are standardized. Problem may occur due to driver/communication problem between OS and Phone (Bluetooth, USB). If phone has serial connection, it will work for SURE!
0
 

Author Comment

by:jaglin84
ID: 35197577
Hi,

Thanks so much the advice, too bad most phones are using USB now, do you happen to know of any current phones on the market with USB which work with kannel on Redhat RHEL 5 or CentOS 5.5?

I tried using some of those USB dongles, but as mentioned, kannel can't detect or interface with them.

Thanks!.
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:vinaypatki
ID: 35205182
I had tried it long back and wasn't successful in getting Kannel work with USB. Later I didn't try. You can check following links for discussion. Scattered knowledge and with your experiment, I am sure you will get rolling.

Please post your findings and results for me to learn. Thx!

-------------------------------------------------------------------

>> How to config Kannel with USB
http://julmis.julmajanne.com/index.php/Kannel

>> How to change config for USB connections in Kannel
http://www.w3bnet.com/faq-sms-gateway/
http://copilotco.com/mail-archives/kannel.2006/msg02176.html
http://www.kannel.org/pipermail/users/2006-August/000347.html

>> Nokia 6230 on Cygwin (working setup)
http://www.hyperaxe.com/2006/06/23/kannel-on-cygwin-and-nokia-6230.htm
Nokia N73 with Kannel (Config for Nokia 6230 is given)
http://www.kannel.org/pipermail/users/2010-August/012738.html

>> Connecting phone using Bluetooth (half complete)
http://old.nabble.com/Problems-with-the-bearerbox-td19995497.html

>> Few good resource for Kannel
http://www.w3bnet.com/search/install-kannel-1-5-on-centos/
0
Bringing Advanced Authentication to the SMB Market

WatchGuard announces the acquisition of advanced authentication provider, Datablink, with one mission – to bring secure authentication to SMB, mid-market, and distributed enterprises with a cloud-based solution, ideal for resale via their established channel & MSSP community.

 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
vinaypatki earned 2000 total points
ID: 35205187
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:jaglin84
ID: 35205609
Thanks so much!,

Will work on it and give it a shot, its alot of trial and error though!
0
 

Author Comment

by:jaglin84
ID: 35212576
Hi,

Just an update, i managed to get a USB dongle to work by looking at the guide you sent me.

I can now confirm that HUAWEI USB dongles ( in my case E169 series) are compatible with Kannel.

just as long when you plug in the dongle into the machine and type dmesg you should see linux detecting the dongle or mobile device as a GSM modem.

Then remember to set ownership permissions of the USB device as kannel.

lastly set speed = auto in kannel.conf and kannel will do the rest in detecting the speed to communicate with said USB device.

I hope this helps someone out there.

Thanks!
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:vinaypatki
ID: 35212860
Wow! great! good going. Best wishes!
0

Featured Post

Percona Live Europe 2017 | Sep 25 - 27, 2017

The Percona Live Open Source Database Conference Europe 2017 is the premier event for the diverse and active European open source database community, as well as businesses that develop and use open source database software.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

There is a lot to be said for protecting yourself and your accounts with 2 factor authentication.  I found to my own chagrin, that there is a big downside as well.
Learn how to use the free Acronis True Image app to easily transfer data between iPhones and Android phones.
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to set up the WordPress backend so that each page automatically generates a Mailchimp signup form in the sidebar. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Tools Used are Photoshop, Awesome…
This Micro Tutorial will show you how to maximize your wireless card to its maximum capability. This will be demonstrated using Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230 wireless card on Windows 8 operating system.

764 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question