View Full Version : mobile broadband in fedora
19th February 2010, 11:23 AM
While using mobile broadband to connect internet, I found an amusing thing in fedora that you have to install rpmfusion and some other (kmod-wl etc) package.
That means, you need internet even before you have one. Its annoying.
What is the wayout if mobile broadband is my only option? or can anyone list you the files I do need beforhand?
19th February 2010, 11:36 AM
By mobile broadband im assuming you mean usb dongle, do you have a mobile phone, i was able to connect to the internet with bluetooth on my phone,or being cheeky take the comp to where there is internet you can borrow, may be quicker in the long run.
It is possible to download the rpms needed and then install them on your comp, but you will need to post more details
what you installed with' ie= dvd, livecd, 32 or 64 bit etc and what you want to install.
19th February 2010, 01:20 PM
Mobile Broadband, by that I mean AT&T HSPDA/EDGE 3G cellular data - worked out of the box for me. I was able to connect just booting the Live CD. Same thing after I installed the DVD to my hard drive. Sierra Wireless devices are pretty well supported AFAIK, as their drivers are built into the kernel. I have the Sierra Wireless 881 PC Card.
19th February 2010, 03:27 PM
David's experience is the same as mine, just plug it in and let NetworkManager detect the device and connect, thats all thats needed.
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