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Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: Linux + Dell 5700 PCI Express Mini Card (CDMA EVDO)

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  • Chris Fox
    This is fantastic. Thanks.
    Message 1 of 6 , Mar 18 1:38 PM
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      This is fantastic. Thanks.

      Larry Adams wrote:
      > Here's how it's done...
      >
      > Get specifics about the device as shown below:
      >
      > $ sudo lsusb -v
      >
      > (output edited to show only interesting fields)
      > Bus 003 Device 003: ID 413c:8114 Dell Computer Corp.
      > Device Descriptor:
      > idVendor 0x413c Dell Computer Corp.
      > idProduct 0x8114
      > iManufacturer 1 Novatel Wireless Inc.
      > iProduct 2 Novatel Wireless EXPD CDMA
      >
      >
      > To use the device, one must load the "usbserial" module with specifics
      > obtained from above.
      >
      > $ sudo modprobe usbserial vendor=0x413c product=0x8114
      >
      > If successfully loaded, you'll just be thrown back to a prompt. Check
      > /var/log/messages for information as to which device name was select
      > for use.
      >
      > i.e. usually "/dev/ttyUSB0" or "/dev/ttyUSB1"
      >
      > In Suse, and other distros, you can also add the module to the list in
      > /etc/modules to load it automatically on boot: "usbserial
      > vendor=0x413c product=0x8114"
      >
      > Once you have your device loaded, just create a ppp0 connection using
      > your favorite dial up utility.
      >
      > "pppconfig" works for me:
      >
      > $ sudo pppconfig
      >
      > Select "Create a connection"
      > Provider Name: verizon
      > Select "Dynamic DNS".
      > Select "PAP" as the Authentication method
      > Username: phone_number_here@...
      > Password: anything... "password" for example.
      > Speed: 115200
      > Select "Tone"
      > Phone Number: #777
      > Manually define device as "ttyUSB0", or whatever was shown in
      > /var/log/messages.
      > Finish and save changes...
      >
      > I also add the following two lines to /etc/ppp/peers/verizon to
      > prevent annoying automatic disconnections due to a lack of lcp responses.
      >
      > lcp-echo-failure 4
      > lcp-echo-interval 65535
      >
      > I have also seen other configurations that set both values to zero.
      >
      > To connect, simply type the following:
      >
      > $ sudo pppd call verizon
      >
      > Again, look at /var/log/messages for all the nice pppd connection
      > output. You should receive an IP address within a few seconds, and
      > you're ready to surf.
      >
      > $ ifconfig ppp0
      >
      > Have fun.
      >
      >
      > --- In linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com, "Linux Cruiser"
      > <linuxcruiser@...> wrote:
      >
      >> I've posted this on dell's forums as well, and it does not appear to
      >> come up anywhere else on the net yet.
      >>
      >> I'm trying to see if anyone has had any success in getting the
      >> internal Dell 5700 PCI Express Mini Card (CDMA EVDO) to work under
      >>
      > Linux.
      >
      >> I don't believe this card is presented as a USB device, so the
      >> usbserial module may not work if that's the case.
      >>
      >> Any info would be greatly appreciated.
      >>
      >>
      >
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