Re: Verizon EVDO 5750 Broadband Card

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On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 4:30 PM, Matt Domsch <[email protected]> wrote:
On Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 10:34:17AM -0500, max bianco wrote:
>    On Sun, Mar 2, 2008 at 10:26 PM, Matt Domsch <[1]>
>    wrote:
>      On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 01:09:09PM -0500, max bianco wrote:
>      >    I originally started this under the Archive Search thread but i
>      wanted to
>      >    put in an appropriate subject line.
>      >    I was having trouble getting the Verizon EVDO 5750 Broadband Card
>      to work.
>      >    There are several how to's out there but some are, of course,
>      different
>      >    from others. The one that set me sailing was :
>      >
>      >    [1]
>      This is no longer the recommended procedure.  You really want to not
>      use usbserial driver, but instead the sierra driver (in your case, or
>      option driver for GSM cards), to get 3G performance out of your card.
>      NetworkManager 0.7.0 (in rawhide), plus latest hal and hal-info
>      packages, should "just work".  You get an entry for your CDMA modem in
>      the NetworkManager applet. Select that, and it auto-connects and
>      you're good to go.   If you find it doesn't "just work", let the hal
>      developers know.
>      I just added a Dell / Verizon modem to the hal list last week, so it
>      now "just works" too.
>      Thanks,
>      Matt
>    What do you mean by 3G performance? I thought 3G was wireless network
>    standard. Do you mean it would be faster or more reliable?or both?

faster.  usbserial max speed is 115kbps, while the Verizon card I had
last week I was getting 1150kbps (~10x the speed) down, ~450kbps up.

I see. Thanks for the advice. As soon as the user gets back in town I will reconfig the hardware and see how it goes.



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