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Old 09-03-2010, 09:18 PM   #1
JohnUSNret
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Verizon MiFi 2200 with Linux


What do I need to make MiFi 2200 work with Debian? I assume a USB WiFi adapter will be required. Recommendations appreciated. What linux apps are required for a connection? TIA
 
Old 09-04-2010, 08:51 AM   #2
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I've got the Sprint one, and I didn't need anything special. I just have the typical

wireless-tools
wpasuplicant
network-manager-gnome

As far as your usb wireless adapter, you'd just install whatever drivers it needs to operate. As far as the mifi end of things it's no different than any other wireless connection. If your having problems with the wireless adapter itself, which Debian are you running and what is the make and model of your adapter. I have a Netgear WG111v2 and it was detected in worked automatically with Squeeze.
 
Old 09-04-2010, 11:51 AM   #3
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I use mine (Verizon) almost exclusively with the Ubuntu 10.04 side of my d/b Lenovo R61i. I do use it as a wireless connection occasionally but most of the time I just plug it up with the usb cable. When the laptop finishes booting there is an icon that says VZaccess Manager, right-click, scroll down and hit eject. The icon will disappear then reappear. The network then connects and I am ready to go.

You do have to set up a connection first. Sometimes I use a D-Link DWL-122 wireless adapter to connect my desktop (Ubuntu 9.04) to the MiFi2200.

EDIT: Sorry, I just realized that you run Debian. Shouda had more coffee!

Last edited by mjolnir; 09-04-2010 at 03:44 PM.
 
Old 09-04-2010, 04:22 PM   #4
webthang
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Is the config procedure for the Virgin Mifi pretty close to the Sprint procedure?

We're looking at getting the unlimited Virgin MiFi for use with a combo of machines running either Ubuntu or FC12. Does anyone here know if the procedure for config the Virgin MiFi fairly similiar to the Spring one?

TIA

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