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cs-17 not visible in windows/cygwin /dev/?

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May 2014
Location: Finland
Windows 7 Ultimate - 64bit:
smstools 3.1.15:
Smsd installed from: sources
Name and model of a modem / phone: Nokia CS-17
Interface: USB

Hi guys!

I am new to smstools and it is a great software. I managed to set it up on Ubuntu 13.04 without a problem. I can send and receive message without any issue there and also I had to make the only configuration which was 'device=/dev/ttyACM0' in smsd.conf.

Now my main idea was to make install and running on Windows 7 as well. I installed cygwin as mentioned here in the instructions and compiled the sources. It seems to be that I can now run the smsd.exe through commandline (which create two processes with same name in Task Manager. Now, when I try to find my device (under /dev) in cygwin, I do not find it.

My configuration file on windows has
device=/dev/ttyS0 (is that seriel port?, does not work anyway because I can't send/receive through it)

Why I do not see /dev/ttyUSB0 (as mentioned in documentation/references and how other people are using here)? I don't see /dev/ttyUSB0 even under Ubuntu, I tried /dev/ttyACM0 which works.

Just to make it clear, the CS-17 is detected on Windows and I am able to use it through its builtin software from nokia (for GSM/messaging and 3G internet)

So, my main questions are

1. Why I don't have /dev/ttyUSB0 (under ubuntu/windows since I use USB to connect my CS-17)
2. Why my device is not listed under windows/cygwin (/dev/)?

Any help will be high appreciated :)

with Regards!

May 2014
Location: Finland
Topic owner
Just a little update.

I now understand that /dev/ttyACM0 is kind of 'alias' for /dev/ttyUSB0. This might be because of software emulation of USB somehow? Anyhow, /dev/ttyS0 is COM1. I believe CS-17 is installed on COM1 on windows and so I use

device = /dev/ttyS0

However, it does not work.

In the message logs of smstools, it says that message is checked (e.g moved to /var/spool/smstools/checked directory) when I use sendsms. Still same issue, can't make it work on Windows so far.

Any ideas will be highly welcomed.

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