Vodafone Datacard/KDE 3.5

Luka Renko luka.renko at hermes.si
Mon Jan 16 09:16:36 GMT 2006

On Sunday 15 January 2006 13:29, Konstantin Klein wrote:
> Here's the thing: I'm running Kubuntu Breezy with KDE 3.5 on my laptop. To
> use my Vodafone 3G
> Datacard again (which I more or less had abandoned after my switch from -
> shudder! - Windows
> because Vodafone claims that the card doesn't work under any linux at
> all), I prepared to go
> through countless HOWTOs, do endless scripting and configuring and the
> like.

Which card do yuou have? 
I have GPRS/EDGE card, which properly configures as /dev/ttyS14:
[4294703.586000] PCI: Enabling device 0000:03:00.1 (0000 -> 0001)
[4294703.586000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:03:00.1[A] -> GSI 18 (level, low)
IRQ 18
[4294703.586000] ttyS14 at I/O 0x4000 (irq = 18) is a 16550A

But it only works if port is set to 57600 baud, but even then the transfers 
(web browsing) justs stops after 10-15 minutes connected....

> The story, however, is different. Kppp recognized the card, even read the
> ID and the PIN
> (previously stored on the card's chip) and connected without a glitch.
> My question: Does KDE now come with 3G/UMTS datacard support built in by
> default? I haven't
> found anything on the KDE site about it, but I think it's a great
> advantage for KDE/Kppp.

Can you specify your options for pppd/wvdial/kppp?
I would really like to make this card work properly and since your
now gives me hope I would really like to push it forward.

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