have an asus k60 notebook. installed suse11.2 with no problems and dual boots with win7 perfectly. trying to get wireless going and working on that thru reading the threads. my question is, does anyone know of the ability to connect thru providers such as verizon? don’t see anything on it. thanks in advance.
Your service provider has little to do with it. Your wireless device does, and it must work first - does it? In Linux I mean.
If Verizon supply your modem device and it is always on as opposed to some cheap usb connect on demand device, you should just be faced with a wireless access point to connect to/setup.
**lspci -nnk **in a terminal will tell us all about your wireless device.
On 06/08/2010 09:26 AM, sfaul59 wrote:
> have an asus k60 notebook. installed suse11.2 with no problems and dual
> boots with win7 perfectly. trying to get wireless going and working on
> that thru reading the threads. my question is, does anyone know of the
> ability to connect thru providers such as verizon? don’t see anything on
> it. thanks in advance.
The 3G devices are handled as modems, not as wireless devices. Some will
work with NetworkManager - some will not.
thanks, i did notice that it was listed as modem. everything seems to be in place, but can’t get netmanager to come up.
If you’re trying what I think you’re trying, you may need usb-modeswitch
Don’t know about it, just heard somebody needing it with a mobile provider.
You didn’t provide details about your device. BTW, if it is a usb device, then
will provide the info needed.
If you can’t get network manager to work with it , then you can usually treat it as a modem (configure with YaST), and use dialling utility instead. You can use kinternet or wvdial for this.
There are many threads on this topic already if you do a search.
my question is, does anyone know of the ability to connect thru providers such as verizon?
you are asking about mobile broadband
there are many threads on other forums eg
[ubuntu] Mobile Broadband Connection - Verizon USB727 | 7.10 & 8.10 HOWTO - Ubuntu Forums](http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=963529)
and it all seems to configure up well
thank you everyone for all your help. it has been awhile since i’ve used linux. if i need more help i’ll let u know. thanks steve