How to configure Venus VT-12 CDMA USB modem with TelkomFlexi

TelkomFlexi is a fixed wireless CDMA provider. We will be using their FlexiNet Unlimited package.

If you haven’t installed the modem, see this link before proceed with the following steps.

Steps:
[*] Edit the wvdial configuration file:
nano /etc/wvdial.conf

[*] You’ll see something like these:
[Dialer Defaults]
Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0
Baud = 460800
Init1 = ATZ
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
ISDN = 0
Modem Type = Analog Modem
Phone =
Username =
Password =

[*] Update the file to look like these:
[Dialer Defaults]
Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0
Baud = 460800
Init1 = ATZ
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
ISDN = 0
Modem Type = Analog Modem
Phone = #777
Username = [username]@free
Password = telkom

DO NOT forget to the change the [username] with your real username. You can get the username via sms to FlexiNet Unlimited. See FlexiNet Unlimited register steps below.

[*] Save and exit nano.
Ctrl + O
Ctrl + X

[*] Run screen program
screen

[*] Start the connection.
wvdial

You’ll see something like these:
--> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.54.0
--> Cannot get information for serial port.
--> Initializing modem.
--> Sending: ATZ
ATZ
OK
--> Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
OK
--> Modem initialized.
--> Sending: ATDT#777
--> Waiting for carrier.
ATDT#777
CONNECT 230400
--> Carrier detected. Waiting for prompt.
--> Don't know what to do! Starting pppd and hoping for the best.
--> Starting pppd at Mon Mar 8 10:27:09 2010
--> pid of pppd: 23058
--> Using interface ppp0
--> pppd: Modem
--> pppd: Modem
--> pppd: Modem
--> pppd: Modem
--> local IP address x.x.x.x
--> pppd: Modem
--> remote IP address x.x.x.x
--> pppd: Modem
--> primary DNS address x.x.x.x
--> pppd: Modem
--> secondary DNS address x.x.x.x
--> pppd: Modem

Means you’re connected to the internet.

[*] Detach the screen program
Ctrl + A
Ctrl + D

[*] Done, now you can browse the internet with your favorite browser.

To disconnect the connection:
[*] Call the screen program
screen -r
[*] Terminate the connection
Ctrl + C

Steps to register with FlexiNet Unlimited:

Send SMS to 2255.

Subscribe: daily (Rp. 2.500/day)
REG HARIAN

Subscribe: weekly (Rp. 15.000/week)
REG MINGGUAN

Wait a few moment to get the SMS reply. In there you’ll get the username and password to connecting the their network.

FlexiNet will automatically renew unless you send stop request to 2255:
STOP

Good luck!

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