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

Karun Dambiec kdambiec at ieee.org
Fri Feb 27 02:54:55 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. ;)

DELL WWAN 5520 card.

> > 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?

The problem with Ubuntu is that it does not tell you how it is
configured, as all you do in the newest version is click and icon,
choose your provider and click connect.

> Regards,
>         Daniel
> Footnotes: 
> [1]  ...of which which I don't believe any exist for 3G WWAN hardware.
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