Recently, I tried using kppp to connect to the Internet using a phone, connected
by USB, which accepts AT commands.
I set up the phone #, username/password, device, etc correctly, and tried to
connect. However, kppp would not connect, stalling at "Modem Ready" for a few
seconds before saying "The modem does not respond". Using the debian/ubuntu PPP
configuration tool pppconfig, I can use this device perfectly fine.
Could something be done about this? I think it is caused by kppp waiting for
some type of response from the "modem" before any AT commands are sent (maybe
this phone sends a null character or something to the computer atthe beginning
of the connection process).