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network-manager doesn't work with dell 5530 hsdpa mobile broadband
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Status in network-manager package in Ubuntu:
Network manager doesn't connect to mobile broadband using the Dell
5530 hsdpa mini-pci card. Shows up in network-manager as having a gsm
device, but even with the correct settings it wont connect.
I did manage to get it working by installing gnome-ppp and manually
configuring AT commands the card requires to active the radio and set
the APN. I can get connected this way, but it is not as nice as being
able to use network-manager. It also required my user to be added to
the dialout and dip groups I think.
The 5530 card requires these AT commands to activate radio and set the APN
and so on:
ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
Obviously replacing the VirginBroadband with the appropriate APN for
I don't know if its worthwhile but maybe if the network-manager tool
had the ability to customise AT init strings under and advanced button
for mobile broadband or dial-up modems?
Also the card also supports GPS which can be enabled with (for example):
lsb_release -rd :
Description: Ubuntu lucid (development branch)
timw@timw-laptop:~$ apt-cache policy network-manager
*** 0.8-0ubuntu2 0
500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main Packages
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