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Clear 3G Works, need help with 4G and Con. Manager

Postby frank56 » 2011-01-24 02:00

I saw a post by someone that had successfully configured a Clear USB modem for linux using wine. I cannot find that post. It was on a Clear forum. Here is my lsusb output I am getting now. I have a Clear 4G+ Mobile USB modem. It is a Sierra Wireless Air Card 250u. I was able to get a brief 3G connection out of the box, with Squeeze 6.0. I would be happy to at least get connection manager working, as it does in Windows XP.

Subsequent edit. I did a clean install of 6.0 Squeeze, and Clear USB modum worked right out of the box. All I had to do was, right click on Network Manager icon on upper right corner of screen, checked enable mobile broadband. clicked on edit connection info. There I manually entered Clear as my provider, checked on connect auto, and left other fields blank or default settings. I still only get 3G, but I have multiple barriers to a microwave signal in my location. But I still will continue and may need help as I configure Clears Connection Manager, and or firmware.

http://geek.the-daver.com/clear-usb-4g-on-linux-a-saga

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 198f:0220 Beceem Communications Inc.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1199:0301 Sierra Wireless, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:2512 Standard Microsystems Corp. USB 2.0 Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 roo

I am guessing I would have to locate firmware to make this device work in linux. If anyone can add any information, links or suggestions, I sure would appreciate it. Perhaps someone else has made this device work with linux. Thanks, Frank
Last edited by frank56 on 2011-03-28 02:03, edited 6 times in total.
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Re: Need advice about Clear Spot usb wireless modem

Postby mzilikazi » 2011-01-31 20:13

Looks like this guy was very close:
http://geek.the-daver.com/clear-usb-4g-on-linux-a-saga

This guy mentions some success with WINE
http://forums.clear.com/clearcom/topics ... ly_4443609
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Re: Need advice about Clear Spot usb wireless modem

Postby frank56 » 2011-03-23 12:05

Thanks Mzllkazi. I have been so busy, had not had a chance to follow up. Your links seem very helpful and go into much detail. I have already got some important info about my modem, just from reading your links. Frank
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