[clug] 3G Wireless (Dell WWAN 5520) on Notebook

Steven Hanley sjh at svana.org
Fri Feb 27 01:04:14 GMT 2009

On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 12:01:44PM +1100, Daniel Pittman wrote:
> Karun Dambiec <kdambiec at ieee.org> writes:
> > I have a Dell WWAN 5520 card built into my notebook which allows 3G
> > internet access through a simcard. The notebook is a Dell Vostro 1400.
> >
> > Has anyone setup this card or a similiar one with Debian?  I have used
> > it with Ubuntu previously which set it up instantly.
> If it was configured you can, hopefully, tell us what the actual
> hardware is?  (The modem hardware, not the laptop wrapped around it. ;)
> > However I have changed to Debian because of the Debian Social
> > Contract, and am needing to setup the card with Debisn.
> Well, unless it used a binary-only driver[1] you should simply be able
> to configure it the same way Ubuntu did and it should work.
> Did you try that, and if so, how did it fail?
> Regards,
>         Daniel
> Footnotes: 
> [1]  ...of which which I don't believe any exist for 3G WWAN hardware.

The build in card works fine in my Dell XPS M1330 laptop running debian.
Load the usbserial module and /dev/ttyUSB0 and others appear ready for use.

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