[SATLUG] Re: Using Linux OS as an alternative

John D Choate jdchoate at gmail.com
Sat Aug 23 15:49:47 CDT 2008

On Saturday 23 August 2008 15:39:18 Zeb Fletcher wrote:
> e manual you linked to even says as much. The reasons is
> when you first get your device you need to update the card with your account
> information just like you would do with a cell phone except the phone has a
> keypad to enter the information the aircards has software that only runs on
> Windows to update them. This is all put out in the manual you linked from
> Sprint on the 3rd page under requirement and limitaions...

If this is a Sprint AirCard, then yes, it needs to be activated in Windows... after that, it just behaves like a modem. The dial out number will be something like 777 and it needs to be set as /dev/ttyUSB0 (probably) and with a baud rate of 230400. The user account info is set on the aircard when activated in Windows, so no other configuration needs to be done.

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