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Linux & Mobile Broadband

Linux & Mobile Broadband

Linux & Mobile Broadband


Has anyone got mobile internet working on a Linux laptop, specifically the Eee? A friend has one and she is very happy with it. There is no pronblem surfing the net with a 'hard wire' connection but she would prefer a mobile solution. All the providers she has spoken to say it is Windows only. I suspecrt this is not true as I have see a (allegedly) free Eee laptop wih a mobile broadband package.

Any ideas?

Young Codger bigglasses

RE: Linux & Mobile Broadband

Assumptions:   I would assume you just need to find a driver for your mobile broadband card - have you looked on their website or googled its brand + linux driver?  I would further assume that once you find the driver you can set it up just like any other dial up connection with a modem.

One thought also is that sometimes if you can find the chipset your card runs off of but you can't find a driver for your brand, you can sometimes use drivers for another brand that uses the same chipset.

RE: Linux & Mobile Broadband

I have a Novatel U727 USB EVDO modem that I use with Ubuntu and Fedora all the time.

My service is through Sprint, and they even have a document with Ubuntu installation instructions that work. (same principals apply to installing on Fedora)


RE: Linux & Mobile Broadband

I'm on a Novatel V620 PCMCIA EVDO modem with Verizon Broadband (unlimited access).  They just updated the towers in my area to support EVDO along Interstate 40 (I-40 corridor) a few weeks ago.  Before that, it was the 1x service which even before the upgrade is waayy better than dial-up and a helluva lot cheaper that satellite.

Gentoo (99%) and windows (1% only to update the coverage data and other nonsense)

Couldn't be happier.

This should works for most EVDO modems.

Check it out. pipe

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