[SATLUG] fyu..stay away from verizon wireless unless you have a win pc

FIRESTORM_v1 firestorm.v1 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 29 22:20:40 CDT 2008

If you are looking for a good data card, I can attest personally that
the Sprint Sierra aircard 595U is supported in Linux quite well.  I
use it in my Artigo when I travel and in my laptop when I'm not near

It shows up as three serial ports under most *nix, but the one you
want will be /dev/ttyUSB0.

When I set it up, my first attempt was on a linux box and it was quite
trivial to set up the PPP dialer (in this case it was KPPP on Ubuntu
Gutsy) and click Connect and that was all there was to it.

I didn't have to connect anything to a windows box, it was already good to go.


On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 9:46 PM, Cheryl Holmes <cherylholmes72 at gmail.com> wrote:
> took the modem to a corp store to have it initialized but they said they
> couldn't do it because they don't have computers there...so we cancelled the
> 2 yr contract and got all our money back because it was within 30 days.
> I did get it configured and ready to work on Hardy once it was initialized
> but since we have no access to a win pc and neither does Verizon, we
> cancelled.  Basically they lost $2400.00. cheryl
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