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Old 01-26-2008, 03:24 AM   #1
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Installing internal 3G Card


I have been using Ubuntu on my old Dell Inspiron 5150 laptop for a few days and have been connecting via a crossover cable to my Vista laptop for a internet connection. Now I installed Ubuntu on my Vista laptop (dual boot) too(Dell Latitude D630). The internet connection I've been using is through my internal Vodacom 3G card. So, now I'm trying to get my internal 3G card installed. Anybody have a idea on how to do this?

Thanks.
 
Old 01-26-2008, 10:17 AM   #2
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I use a sierra 875U in the US. This may get you started. I think you will be able to get it to work.
http://www.kuix.de/umts/vodafone/
http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/archive/...p/t-19571.html
http://www.linux.org.za/Lists-Archiv.../msg00017.html
 
Old 01-27-2008, 02:26 AM   #3
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Thanks Comprookie,

But it seems like those links only addresses external 3G cards where as mine is internal.
 
Old 01-27-2008, 03:43 AM   #4
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What does it show up as with lspci?
 
Old 01-27-2008, 04:03 AM   #5
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What does it show up as with lspci?
Well, this is what I get when I run lspci with the 3G card switch enabled:

Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Contoller #4 (rev 02)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
03:01.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. Cardbus bridge (rev 21)
03:01.4 FireWire (IEEE 1394): O2 Micro, Inc. Firewire (IEEE 1394) (rev 02)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5755M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)
The last one seems about right?

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Old 01-30-2008, 11:52 AM   #6
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Anyone have a idea here?
 
Old 01-30-2008, 04:17 PM   #7
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The last one is your wireless.
try with it in.
modprobe usbserial
lsusb
what does it say?

this may help ask them;
https://forge.vodafonebetavine.net/p...dafonemobilec/

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Old 01-30-2008, 11:39 PM   #8
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Code:
crownambassador@Vista:~$ modprobe usbserial
crownambassador@Vista:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 005 Device 007: ID 12d1:1003  
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 045e:007d Microsoft Corp. Notebook Optical Mouse
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 413c:8140 Dell Computer Corp. 
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 006 Device 002: ID 0b97:7761 O2 Micro, Inc. 
Bus 006 Device 003: ID 0b97:7772 O2 Micro, Inc. 
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 413c:8137 Dell Computer Corp. 
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
If a driver doesn't exist, is it posible to make one?
 
Old 01-31-2008, 09:51 AM   #9
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Sure if you want to redo all the work that's already been done....

https://forge.vodafonebetavine.net/p...dafonemobilec/ - I see comprookie2000 posted the link the the driver yesterday..

http://www.kuix.de/umts/vodafone/

http://www.tlug.org.za/wiki/index.php/Vodacom_3G

http://www.tectonic.co.za/wordpress/?p=1596

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Old 01-31-2008, 12:39 PM   #10
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Thanks farslayer.

Those websites deals with external cards, but I have posted on the Vodafonebetavine site.

Hopefully this will be sorted out soon as I really want to use the internal card. Its like nobody ever attempted to do this. I feel like crying! Lol! No, but seriously. Its kinda frustrating.
 
Old 01-31-2008, 01:13 PM   #11
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internal, external, PCMCIA, PCI, USB, who cares ? if the chip is the same, the driver should be too.

I use the same intel driver for an embedded NIC as I do for a PCI NIC.. Sorry I doubt anyone has a how-to Step by step for your exact situation.. you need to take the available info and adjust it to your needs. it's not like they created an entirely new interface bus just for your embedded card. That card still has to connect to one of the existing data busses in the PC.

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Old 01-31-2008, 01:23 PM   #12
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As far as I understood some websites, I'm supposed to see where it gets "mounted" when i flip the switch, but this is the output of /var/log/messages:

Code:
Jan 31 21:21:13 Vista kernel: [  224.960000] atkbd.c: Unknown key pressed (translated set 2, code 0x88 on isa0060/serio0).
Jan 31 21:21:13 Vista kernel: [  224.960000] atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e008 <keycode>' to make it known.
Jan 31 21:21:13 Vista kernel: [  225.348000] ipw3945: Detected geography ABG (13 802.11bg channels, 23 802.11a channels)
Jan 31 21:21:14 Vista kernel: [  225.564000] usb 3-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
Jan 31 21:21:14 Vista kernel: [  225.568000] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
Jan 31 21:21:14 Vista kernel: [  225.752000] usb 3-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Jan 31 21:21:14 Vista kernel: [  225.876000] Bluetooth: HCI USB driver ver 2.9
Jan 31 21:21:14 Vista kernel: [  225.880000] usbcore: registered new interface driver hci_usb
I don't know if I'm missing something here.
 
Old 01-31-2008, 01:55 PM   #13
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Looks like it;
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
 
Old 01-31-2008, 03:06 PM   #14
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Isn't that just the connection name? Not the device location?
 
Old 01-31-2008, 03:09 PM   #15
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By the way... When I start the Vodafone app it picks the USB modem up automaticly. Do you think there might be a way of telling it where the internal card is once I figure out where it is mounted?
 
  


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