On 6/14/06, YTResearch <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Has anyone been successful with using Verizon Wireless on FreeBSD. I have read where the PC5740 card has been successfully used on Linux claiming 160mbps with a ohci-hcd module. If that's true, I was thinking this should be possible on FreeBSD. I have a mix of Darwin and FreeBSD and it seems more likely that FreeBSD would be the better bet since the linux module might run as is. Hate to put the money out and find out differently. Has anyone tried this?
I have a bit of experience running these cards on OSX (10.4) and was impressed. The basic connection procedure (via the Verizon GUI) is to load the driver to the card, bring up a ppp interface which authenticates with the Verizon service (I assume that this a basic ppp authentication script). IP, routing, dns is doled out to the host after auth. i would suspect that authentication is tied to a uniq ID based on the card (probably not the MAC address from what I could tell though). You may need a compatible device to unlock the card intitally (Mac or NT). I will be getting some more of these in soon and hopefully wil have time to test them out on my 6.1 laptop.... -pete -- ~~o0OO0o~~ Pete Wright www.nycbug.org NYC's *BSD User Group _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"