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Old 11-14-2006, 11:33 PM   #1
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verizon wireless Kyocera KPC650 broadband card

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.

then modprobe
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
lcp-echo-failure 0
lcp-echo-interval 0

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 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 Incs
harry @ network incs dot com
Old 11-16-2006, 09:32 AM   #2
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It's even easier than that. Just plug it in to one of the 50$ routers that they make 4 it and you'll have standard wired and wireless ethernet.
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Could you post this in LQ's HCL?
Old 11-17-2006, 01:37 PM   #4
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Wireless router

Where do i get one of those $50 routers??
I have only seen them for $300 or more.

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Old 11-18-2006, 11:01 AM   #6
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I have instructions very similar posted on

for Alltel Customers. I have never had to do the mknod part but that is a very cool step that could prove useful in the future.
Old 12-16-2006, 03:33 PM   #7
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I am currently connected via one of these cards on an IBM x40 and all is working well. I have one slight issue though. every time I connect I have to see what IP address i've been assigned and then do "route add default gw" or I can get the connection but not actually do any surfing. So is there anyway to automatically set the default gateway to the acquired IP address upon connection? Also I am interested in finding the router that takes these cards for less than $300 dollars.
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i have been using the other verizon card, antenna-less one, for almost a year. i connect using
modprobe usbserial vendor=0x106c product=0x3701
a ppp script in etc/peers which starts out like this:


most of the time it just works as is, but sometimes it insists on only connecting with ttyUSB0, so i have to change the script, only to have to replace the ACM part several connections later. neither /dev/ttyUSB0 nor /dev/ttyACM0 exist when i'm not connected, but get created dynamically.

its running on suse10, 2.6.13 kernel, athlon.

got any idea whats up with this?


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