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    GB2715 NNTP User

    Default Need to Setup a Sprint Mobile Broadband USB Device in SUSE11

    The device is a Compass 597 by Sierra.

    I am currently using KDE 4 but can switch to GNOME if needed.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction or give me steps.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Need to Setup a Sprint Mobile Broadband USB Device in SUSE11

    GB2715 wrote:
    > The device is a Compass 597 by Sierra.
    >
    > I am currently using KDE 4 but can switch to GNOME if needed.
    >
    > Can anyone point me in the right direction or give me steps.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >

    You should be able to set it up through Yast -> Network Devices ->
    Modems. Have you given that a shot yet?

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    Default Re: Need to Setup a Sprint Mobile Broadband USB Device in SU

    I have a friend trying to do the same thing with Verizons USB modem. He lost intrest and stopped, but he was real close.
    From what we've gathered you need to run it through a Dialer program like KPPP.
    Try doing a google search on using USB Modems with KPPP.
    Heres a quick link to a discussion at ubuntus forums...
    usb727 verizon wireless air card packages? - Ubuntu Forums

    hope it helps,
    Rob

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    Default Re: Need to Setup a Sprint Mobile Broadband USB Device in SU

    It coudln't be easier. I have had one for abot a year now.

    Go into Yast, Software, install smpp and kinternet.

    Then go into Yast network devices, select modem add.

    The modem device is /dev/ttyUSB0

    Select custom provider, you can call it anything you want.

    Number to dial is #777, and the username and password can be absolutely anything, it does not matter as that info is already in the modem itself.

    Save the settings.

    Plug it in, start kinternet, right clcik the kinternet icon in the tray, select modem and dial in.

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    Default Re: Need to Setup a Sprint Mobile Broadband USB Device in SU

    I have an AT&T sierra aircard 881U. Everything is working and linux is talking to the modem, but the #777 is not accepted. Does anyone have any idea what this should be?

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    Default Re: Need to Setup a Sprint Mobile Broadband USB Device in SUSE11

    Quote Originally Posted by idee
    I have an AT&T sierra aircard 881U. Everything is working and linux is
    talking to the modem, but the #777 is not accepted. Does anyone have
    any idea what this should be?
    Hi
    What is in your chat script? What application are you using to
    connect? I'm currently trying to get my blackberry to connect, which it
    does, but times out with a LCP error sigh.

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    Default Re: Need to Setup a Sprint Mobile Broadband USB Device in SU

    The exact error from kinternet log is:

    Modem initialized.
    Sending ATDT8163082614
    Waiting for carrier
    ERROR
    Invalid dial command
    Disconnecting
    Connect script failed

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    Default Re: Need to Setup a Sprint Mobile Broadband USB Device in SU

    One more thing. The SierraWireless.com has instructions that include patching and recompiling the kernel. I have never done that and am a bit hesitant. If that is the only option, does anyone have any tips or directions on how to safely do that with an 11.0 / 64?

    thanks,

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    Default Re: Need to Setup a Sprint Mobile Broadband USB Device in SU

    What do you mean by chat script? I installed the drivers from the sierrawireless.com site. Then used the information above to use smpppd and kinternet to connect.

    hopefully we can get there.

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    Default Re: Need to Setup a Sprint Mobile Broadband USB Device in SUSE11

    Quote Originally Posted by idee
    The exact error from kinternet log is:

    Modem initialized.
    Sending ATDT8163082614
    Waiting for carrier
    ERROR
    Invalid dial command
    Disconnecting
    Connect script failed
    Hi
    So it's dialing the wrong number...? I use the cli (old habits die
    hard) until I get things to work then look for a GUI app.

    Isn't the connection setup via YaST first, where you would add #777,
    then uses smpppd/kinternet to call?

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