I just got an IBM T61 and a Huawei EC321 PCMCIA CDMA network data card so that I can connect to the internet.
I'm running a dual boot system with XP.
My Linux is Linux MINT KDE Community edition.
The problem: it doesn't work.
I have no idea why.
Many links on the internet discuss this card and say it usually works 'out of the box'. Just plug it in and it works.
http://spo0nman.blogspot.com/2006/08/hu ... linux.html
http://osdir.com/ml/user-groups.linux.b ... 00011.html
But my experience has not been good. Im not even sure how to open the connection.
I tried configuring KPPP, but it will never connect.
I configured it like this:
Connection Name: Huawei
Phone number: #777
Callback type: none
Modem name: Huawei
Modem device: /dev/tty/USB0
Hardware: Hardware (CRTSCTS)
Line termination: CR
Connection speed: 921600
Modem timeout: 60 sec
The Log-in Script Debug window displays:
I wait a few minutes then an error message (and that annoying GONG-sound) announces: "Time expired for the KPPP device to come up"
When I increased the modem connection speed to 140 sec, I got this error:
The PPPD Daemon died unexpectedly
Exit status 16
See 'map PPPD' for an explanation of the error
Can someone PLEASE help me to get this card working?
I'm sure there is a very easy set of TERMINAL commands that will fix all this. I suspect that the instructions at http://spo0nman.blogspot.com/2006/08/hu ... linux.html
are quite good.. I just don't know how to follow them. Not clear enough for me- I'm too new to this. I tried following those instructions, but it constantly failed. Perhaps because I'm using KDE and those instructions were designed for GNOME system?
I'd greatly appreciate help on this!