Sat 12 Jun 2010 10:19:00 PM PDT
Verizon mobile broadband on a Thinkpad
Just got one more thing working on the Lenovo T400s: the Qualcomm "Gobi" mobile broadband card (which shows up as USB ID 05c6:9202). This works for me with Fedora 12.
Start a Microsoft Windows guest under VirtualBox and install the Qualcomm driver "package" from the Lenovo site. Search for and zip up all the
apps.mbnfiles and copy over to the Linux host. (Make a regular .zip file, not some .zipx jibber-jabber.)
There should be a bunch of .mbn files, for different carriers. Use
grepto find the Verizon ones. Put them in the
Power-cycle the machine. (Just removing and reinserting the qcserial driver did not work for me.)
On reboot, right-click the NetworkManager applet, select "Edit Connections," and go to the "Mobile Broadband" tab. Click "Add," and the "Set up a Mobile Broadband Connection" screen should include the Qualcomm device.
Set up the connection. Leave the number as
#777, and set the username to
firstname.lastname@example.org the password to
vzw(Replace the 0s with the 10-digit number Verizon assigned you.
Use NetworkManager normally to bring the connection up and down.