Configuring Gammu FAQ

How to configure 3G/UMTS/... modem or AT capable phone?

As most modems support AT commands, this is pretty easy and you should use at Connection. For Device you should use device name as modem appears in your system, for example /dev/ttyACM0 or COM7:.

Some modems expose more serial ports and you need to carefully choose the right one - for example only one of them can receive USSD notifications.

Note

On Linux, you might have to install usb-modeswitch to make your modem acutally behave like a modem and not like a disk containing drivers for Windows.

Example configuration on Linux:

[gammu]
device = /dev/ttyACM3
connection = at

Example configuration on Windows:

[gammu]
device = COM12:
connection = at

How to configure Symbian based phone?

The only support for Symbian phones is using applet installed to phone and Bluetooth connection. You should use blues60 Connection and Bluetooth address of phone as Device. On older Symbian phones you will have to use gnapplet and bluerfgnapbus connection.

Note

Do not forget to start the applet before trying to connect to the phone.

Example configuration:

[gammu]
device = 11:22:33:44:55:66 # Bluetooth address of your phone
connection = blues60

How to configure Nokia phone?

If you have Series 40 (S40) phone, it should work using either Bluetooth or USB cable.

For Bluetooth connection, bluephonet Connection is always the right choice with Bluetooth address of phone as Device.

For USB cable choosing the right connection type is more tricky and depends on generation of your phone. Newest phones usually work with dku2 and the older ones with dlr3 as Connection.

Should you have old phone with serial cable (and USB to serial converter), fbus Connection is the right one.

Example configuration for Bluetooth:

[gammu]
device = 11:22:33:44:55:66 # Bluetooth address of your phone
connection = bluephonet

Example configuration for newer phones:

[gammu]
connection = dku2

Example configuration for older phones on Linux:

[gammu]
device = /dev/ttyACM3
connection = dlr3

Example configuration for older phones on Windows:

[gammu]
device = COM12:
connection = dlr3

How to configure phone not listed above?

First check whether your phone is supported. In case it is, it most likely falls into one of above categories.

You can also find additional user experiences in Gammu Phones Database.

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