I'm going to share my experience here since I spent 3 days trying to get this to work. I'm very new to this and probably can't help anyone too much but this worked like a charm for me and was the simplest setup by far I've seen.
This setup describes how I got my Verizon Motorola Q with a data plan to share it's connection with the eee pc via dial up networking and was done in the default easy mode that the eee pc comes with.
(EDIT:12/13/07) There was one other step I took after reading http://www.linux.com/articles/52729 before doing this but as I remember, it didn't seem to work but I'll include it here anyway just in case. I'd follow the instructions below this edit first and if your eee pc recognizes your phone in the connection manager already you shouldn't need this step but if it doesn't this might help.
Put the phone in data mode then connect to the eee via usb, Open a terminal window and type the following command as root:
sudo cat /proc/bus/usb/devices devices
This will list your usb devices that are active, you will have to scroll up through the list to find your manufacturer or vendor for your phone.
Your vendor and product numbers should come up in this format:
< P: Vendor=106c ProdID=3701
Now it's time to add the proper kernel module to include support for your card. Linux sees EVDO cards as USB/serial modems, so issue this command, again as root, inserting the correct numbers for your card:
sudo modprobe usbserial vendor=0x106c product=0x3701
To verify that things are going as they should, change to the /dev directory by typing cd /dev and then enter and then the command ls to list the files. You should see a file called ttyACM0; this is the name the computer has given your card.
(copied here from my previous thread reply)
I was finally able to get my eee pc linked via usb with my Motorola Q on Verizon. It ended up being very very simple. Actually all I had to do was enable the data connection on the phone and then connect to the eee pc via usb. I then opened the built in connection manager (Internet tab>Network icon) in the eee pc. Next create a new dial up connection and name it VZaccess (name doesn't matter) When you choose the hardware device to connect with I had the built in wireless wifi option and also my Moto Q. I chose the Moto Q and then entered #777 (include the # symbol) for the phone number (that's what verizon uses to indicate a data call out) and no prefix or sufix. the next screen asks for your username which is your 10 digit phone email@example.com like firstname.lastname@example.org I don't think the password matters but I've seen you should use vzw
After that I saved it and connected to it by selecting the VZaccess from connections and choosing connect. It would stay connected for about 2 minutes and then drop. It was timing out so I found the answer to that problem in part of these instructions posted by TabulaRasa in this thread http://forum.eeeuser...pic.php?id=3922 which I will detail for you here.
I only followed the below instructions to deal with the time out issue and substituted kwrite for pico since it's easier to use with it's find feature and copy and paste but any text editor will work.
Open console (hit Ctrl Alt T) and type:
sudo kwrite /etc/ppp/options
Use the find feature to find the line that says
and comment it out so it looks like this (basically just add the #)
save and then exit
Viola, it worked! That # tells the connection manager to not look for a keep alive signal from Verizon to keep the connection open.
This is the only thing I had to do. I didn't go through the wvdialconf or any other config file or program, just the steps above. I think the built in connection manager let's you skip the connection setup part and as long as your eee pc recognizes your phone or usb card you should be set.
I'm by no means a linux guru and 5 days ago when I got this was my first experience with Linux so with some reading on using the command line it's all pretty straight forward.
I do have the computer data share option along with my data plan on the phone so I don't know if that matters or not but I'm not sure Verizon can tell you are using the eee pc instead of the phone browser or not.
I'd love to hear if this works for anyone else.
Edited by backpackerx, 03 January 2008 - 05:47 PM.