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Use 3G modem on Intel Galileo Gen 2

I'm working on a project and I use Intel Galileo Gen 2 with Yocto Project Linux. I use LAN to connect to Internet but I would want to connect to Internet with 3G USB modem.

I tried using Sakis3G to connect my 3G USB modem with my Intel Galileo and use Internet through it. But I couldn't install it.

I don't want to use any additional hardware or shields, only through software.

Can you suggest and help me to create an Internet connection using 3G USB modem?

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Hello ivanivanovv,

 

 

Have you tried to set up your Galileo to use Sakis3g by following this guide: http://www.sakis3g.com/ http://www.sakis3g.com/. In case you haven't, you will need to install ppp from source as Sakis3g depends on it, you will be able to get the source from https://ppp.samba.org/ https://ppp.samba.org/. After installing ppp try to follow the guide and let us know how it goes.

 

 

Peter.
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I have tried to set up my Galileo to use Sakis3g by following their http://www.sakis3g.com/ guide. And I have ppp. When I get to the point where I should launch Sakis3g with ./sakis3g --interactive I get this:

sh-4.2# ./sakis3g --interactive

head: invalid option -- 1

BusyBox v1.20.2 (2014-10-16 16:03:10 PDT) multi-call binary.

Usage: head [OPTIONS] [FILE]...

head: invalid option -- 1

BusyBox v1.20.2 (2014-10-16 16:03:10 PDT) multi-call binary.

Usage: head [OPTIONS] [FILE]...

tar: invalid tar magic

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I just tried it on my Galileo Gen 2 using the eglibc image and after instaling ppp I was able to run ./sakis3g --interactive without issue, however I don't have access to a 3G USB modem to test if it works. How did you install ppp and Sakis3g?

 

 

Peter.
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I'm using the http://downloadmirror.intel.com/24355/eng/SDCard.1.0.4.tar.bz2 SD-Card Linux* Image and I already have ppp installed. I followed the steps in http://www.sakis3g.com/ Sakis3g | Script for 3G modems to install sakis3g. (copied sakis3g.tar.gz to my SD card //wget didn't worked// ; tar -xzvf sakis3g.tar.gz ; chmod +x sakis3g ; ./sakis3g --interactive)

 

And I get the same error again and again. I formatted the SD card and tried but I couldn't make it again...

 

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In that case I'd suggest you to try it again but using the eglibc image which can be found in https://software.intel.com/en-us/iot/hardware/galileo/downloads https://software.intel.com/en-us/iot/hardware/galileo/downloads. Try it and let us know how it goes.

 

 

Peter.
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Ok I'll try but I read that I can't use Arduino sketches with the eglibc image. I want to use Arduino sketch because I want to send some sensor data to web app and I want to use 3g connection. Do you know if I can use Arduino sketch which will start when I restart my Galileo?

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ivanivanovv wrote:

Ok I'll try but I read that I can't use Arduino sketches with the eglibc image. I want to use Arduino sketch because I want to send some sensor data to web app and I want to use 3g connection. Do you know if I can use Arduino sketch which will start when I restart my Galileo?

I've did and it worked. It is the "usual" behavior, no need of doing anything else.

Fernando.

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