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Old 02-16-2006, 04:51 PM   #76
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ravingvegetable
hey guys,
I've got a Thinkpad T42, Suse 10, and an activated Sprint S620. I've read thru the thread and the links, and the Verizon stuff does not seem to apply. Anyone with the Sprint card wanna take the time to help ?

I can see it when I do a cat /proc/bus/usb/devices
I manually edited the wvdial.conf
when I run wvdial, I get:
Cannot open /dev/ttyUSB0: Cannot get information for serial port

kindly head this lost soul in the right direction...
Thanks !
Can you tell us what you have done?

Have you edited your /etc/modules with usbserial vendor=0x1410 product=0x1110

The majority of the Verizon stuff does apply, you'll just need to change you number dialed to #777 and your pap-secrets to:

yourVisionUsernameHere@sprintpcs.com * "yourVisionPasswordHere" *
 
Old 03-18-2006, 05:06 PM   #77
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ravingvegetable
when I run wvdial, I get:
Cannot open /dev/ttyUSB0: Cannot get information for serial
this went away for me when I modprobed as indicated above
(I doublechecked the vendor and ProdID)
I get the same message when the v620 is not plugged in to my Thinkpad

am having difficulty with "patching" usbserial.c at the moment - more later

by the way--this is my 4th weekend working on this
 
Old 03-18-2006, 05:43 PM   #78
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what is wq

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Originally Posted by scutt
Comment out all the LCP lines in the file, wq, and restart your ppp dialing
can someone please suggest to a what wq means

thanks!

Last edited by jHans333; 03-18-2006 at 06:24 PM.
 
Old 05-10-2006, 09:23 AM   #79
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More basic problem here

My Fedora Core 3, 4, and 5 are having a more basic problem. I insert the card anc see "CardBus card inserted into slot 0" in /var/log/messages. However, I never see the card in /proc/bus/usb/devices, or via usbview.

Duel boot to Windows and everything is works, so I know the PCMCIA slot etcetera is working.
 
Old 05-10-2006, 08:47 PM   #80
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Quote:
Originally Posted by scutt
pppd call verizon
Well, I got my SUSE 10, Thinkpad A31 working. It is constipated (very slow).

Thanks for all your input here; Had to read carefully and it started working somehow. The cutoff of the connection is still an issue though...
 
Old 05-15-2006, 07:53 AM   #81
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Post recompile the usb-serial.c driver

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Originally Posted by sipples
I managed to get the Novatel V620 working with Ubuntu Linux 5.10. Nothing terribly new or surprising there, except that, like Fedora, the /dev/ttyUSB0 and /dev/ttyUSB1 devices aren't already present, so you have to create them.

I used GNOME PPP as a dialer, and that seemed to work (after editing the /etc/ppp/options file to comment out the LCP lines). GNOME PPP is in either the "Universe" or "Multiverse" Ubuntu collection.

I did have to recompile the usb-serial.c driver code with the aforementioned fix to the buffer_size.
I'm using ubuntu as well, I have the card working, but any type of load craps out the connection and I have to reboot.

For those of us who arent super linux savvy and know how to recompile kernels, can you please post a walkthrough of the

"I did have to recompile the usb-serial.c driver code with the aforementioned fix to the buffer_size."

That would help out alot!
 
Old 06-06-2006, 09:41 PM   #82
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jHans333
can someone please suggest to a what wq means

thanks!
They meant after making the changes in vim, type :wq to write out the file and quit vim.
 
Old 07-12-2006, 03:30 PM   #83
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Fedora Core 5 and v620

I have been reading through this forum and others for nearly a month. I have finally gotten the v620 to connect without error. I have not tested my speed, but I have been connected and surfing the web for nearly an hour without being disconnected. If someone has a good speed test, please let me know where to find it. I have not downloaded large files, not really a concern for me as I am administering client networks. I found part of the answers here, and the rest on another site with some changes. please forgive me for not posting credit to all those here and on others sites, time is of the essence at the moment. Here is the proper configuration for my Dell D810, running Fedora Core 5.

1) Insert the v620 card
2) /sbin/modprobe usbserial vendor=0x1416 product=0x1110
3) Click on System, Administration, Network
4) Click on New
5) Add a new modem connection
6) Phone Number is #777
7) Provider Name - Verizon
8) Login name - yourphonenumber@vzw3g.com
9) Password - vzw
10) Click Forward and leave the rest at defaults

Activate your connection, and away you go!

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this thread for so long. I hope this helps someone trying to use the device like myself.

ssgt.static
 
Old 07-12-2006, 11:25 PM   #84
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ssgt.static
I have not tested my speed, but I have been connected and surfing the web for nearly an hour without being disconnected. If someone has a good speed test, please let me know where to find it.
http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/
 
Old 07-17-2006, 02:04 PM   #85
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Slow data rate faster than possible?

Does aircard have some data connection to computer not described by USB or serial ports? Perhaps aircard - PC slot - firmware - memory?
Various people post of slow data rates. Various people post of data rates exceeding port settings. Why is data rate slower in Linux & still exceeding port speed? Is port kbps setting just a starting point?
Change nothing but OS & get data rate higher under WXP. Data rate still exceeds port setting. Can some one explain this? Maybe one explanation will cover slow data rate & hidden faster data path?

Past posts mention port kbps set below observed data rates. Had a Novatel 621, now have Kyocera KPC650 both on WXP. Both have moved data faster than serial port setting. Kyocera port limit on this computer is 115 Kbps. Two nights ago it did 15 MB @ 45 to 57 KBps. 45kBps is near 360Kbps.

Written from ignorance, perchance to cause a new approach to speed problem.
 
Old 07-17-2006, 06:42 PM   #86
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Speed Test results from the armpit of technology

I finally got around to testing my speed:
111 kbps download
60 kbps upload

Slow, but beats the heck out of not being able to connect at all. We are expecting broadband speeds in our area by mid to late December 2006.
 
Old 07-31-2006, 02:55 PM   #87
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verizon v620 install problems

I too am trying to install a Verizon v620 card on my tower. I have just loaded Fedora 5 with a 2.6 kernel on a seperate 60 GB drive. This is the first time I have ever used any Linux based software and am having trouble understanding the threads. I have tried to do a modprobe usbserial vendor=0x1410 product=0x1110 for the card while running another terminal for tail -f /var/log/messages and nothing happens. That is as far as I can go, and with all the information I have looked at I am getting overwhelmed. I have tried doing many things that have been suggested but without really understanding what I am doing.
I know this card works, as I have also got XP Pro on other drives in the tower. I would like to get this working if someone could take the time and trouble to help someone with no understanding of this OS, or really about code.

Thanks Steve

Fedora 5 2.6 kernel 32 bit
AMD 3500/Asus A8V
60 GB IDE Drive
2 GB Ram
ATI Radeon 9600 256 MB
 
Old 09-24-2006, 10:36 AM   #88
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I have not d/l any large files yet but the card seems to be working fine with a Knoppix 5 LiveCD. It also works with a vmware image (Sarge) on XP. Of course it should since the vm software handles the network connections. Next I intend to try to set up the connection from the vm and install some software. It is fairly slow since I am in a 1xRTT location.

I spoke to soon. The first couple of times that I used the card with Knoppix it worked fine, now the connection is dieing. I didn't change anything it just started dropping out.

Last edited by mjolnir; 10-22-2006 at 09:49 AM.
 
Old 09-26-2006, 09:31 AM   #89
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Thumbs down Any Luck?

I am having the same problem.
When i do the modprobe, nothing happen in the other terminal running f /var/log/messages

Any help would be greatly apprecaited.

-reach
Thinkpad T43
Ubuntu - Dapper Drake
 
Old 09-29-2006, 03:25 PM   #90
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dialer

Quote:
Originally Posted by reachmintu
I am having the same problem.
When i do the modprobe, nothing happen in the other terminal running f /var/log/messages

Any help would be greatly apprecaited.

-reach
Thinkpad T43
Ubuntu - Dapper Drake
I worked around it by using the kppp dialer or you can use gnome if you want to. You need to set up the modem as /dev/tty/USB0 or USB1 depending on what it sets up as, do a dmesg and check and see. Then you name it and put the phone nunmber in as 1234567890@vzw3g.com and the password and leave the rest of it at default for now and it should work. Then you can go in and make changes depending on what you are doing.

Hope this helps, steve
 
  


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