I got Open Suse 10.2 from www.opensuse.org.Â Installed it on my Compaq TC1000.Â The installation went just fine.Â Had to increase the screen size.Â
Â I get a terminal service prompt going.Â Then I “su” to root.Â Then “tail -f /var/log/messages”.Â Pop in my Sierra Wireless Aircard 875.Â I see it recognize it and map threeÂ tty’s to it:Â /dev/ttyUSB0, /dev/ttyUSB1, and /dev/ttyUSB2.Â
Then I set up a modem mapped to /dev/ttyUSB0, I follow the directions on: andy.hillhome.org/blog/2007/02/05/using-a-umts-card-on-opensuse-102/
Step 2. Configuring the modem
The last thing to do is configure the card as a modem so you can actually connect with it. Load up YaST or other favorite tool, and add a new modem using device /dev/modem, as in the following screenshots.
The important thing in the image above is the second intitialization command. For Cingular, it needs to be as follows:
The next step is creating the ISP/provider entry that contains the phone number to dial:
For Cingular, here are the correct details:
Phone number: *99***1#
User name: WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM
Then I go to network manager, go to “Dial up connections”, connect to Cingular.
And it works just fine!
I did a speed test and get about 460kbps down.Â (I got around 750kbps down under windows.)
It works reasonably fast!