Connected Gentoo laptop to Vodafone UMTS

I have from Snow a Nokia N80ie, with UMTS capabilities. Now I wanted to be able to use UMTS on my Gentoo Laptop… After some puzzeling I got it working using bluetooth and wvdial.

First of all you need to make sure that you have the next support enabled in your kernel:

  • Bluetooth
  • PPP (in module or build in)

So first we need to configure bluetooth… so let’s edit /etc/bluetooth/rfcomm.conf :

rfcomm0 {

        bind yes;
        device 00:12:D1:89:FF:FF;
        channel 1;
        comment "Nokia N80ie";

You need to update your device ID with your ID, more information can be found on the wiki of Gentoo.

And last but not least… use the next config for wvdial:

[Dialer Defaults]
Modem = /dev/rfcomm0
ISDN = off
Modem Type = Analog Modem
Baud = 460800
Init = ATX3
Init2 = AT&F Q0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
Init3 = at+cgdcont=1,"IP",""
Init4 =
Init5 =
Init6 =
Init7 =
Init8 =
Init9 =
Phone = *99***1#
Phone1 = *99***1#
Phone2 =
Phone3 =
Phone4 =
Dial Prefix =
Dial Attempts = 20
Dial Command = ATM1L3DT
Ask Password = off
Password = vodafone
Username = vodafone
Auto Reconnect = off
Abort on Busy = off
Carrier Check = on
Check Def Route = on
Abort on No Dialtone = on
Stupid Mode = on
Idle Seconds = 0
Auto DNS = on