For Verizon Wireless Broadband Users
Here's how to make the Kyocera KPC650 PCMCIA wireless broadband card work in Linux.
This was tested with SUSE 10.1 and SimplyMepis 6, and UBUNTU as well.
No Driver is required, just plug it in and follow these steps. I have adapted this howto based on other howtos, and spent a lot of time finetuning it.
do a lsusb and get the vendor/product id such as:
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0c88:17da Kyocera Wireless Corp.
modprobe usbserial vendor=0xc88 product=0x17da
(this step was not necessary in SimplyMepis or Suse)
then if it doesn't create /dev/ttyUSB0 and /dev/ttyUSB1 on it's own you do:
mknod /dev/ttyUSB0 c 188 0
mknod /dev/ttyUSB1 c 188 1
and then if pppd needs to be configured:
mknod /dev/ppp c 108 0
(this is important, otherwise you will be disconnected every 2.5 minutes)
add the following to: /etc/ppp/peers/ppp
after that load up kppp (or Kinternet in Suse)
and basically you set up your modem to /dev/ttyUSB0
then the phone number is #777
login and pass is the same as windows so firstname.lastname@example.org
and vzw as pass.
Dial-in and you are connected.
I am in fact dialed in right now on a Thinkpad T42 running Suse 10.1 with the verizon card
harry @ network incs dot com