Ubuntu Discussion on Ubuntu on the Dell Inspiron Mini range of netbooks.

Thread Tools Display Modes
  (#1) Old
tuawsteve tuawsteve is offline
Junior Member
Posts: 6
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
Default Mini Ubuntu & Sprint Mobile Broadband - 10-19-2008, 12:33 AM

I'm happy to say that I am using my Sprint Mobile Broadband card (Sierra Wireless 595U) to access the internet with my Mini 9. On the Sprint website, there is a very good PDF describing how to set up Ubuntu Linux to work with the cards. You can find it here.

http://www4.sprint.com/pcsbusiness/down ... _Guide.pdf

Be sure to follow steps 1 through 4, then ignore the rest of the document.

Next, use Add/Remove Programs to install GnomePPP, then use the following settings:

User Name: user
Password: user
Phone number: #777

For the rest of the settings, check this screenshot:


If you have problems finding the proper device, just click that handy little "Detect" button.

Attached Images
File Type: png Screenshot-Setup.png (32.5 KB, 555 views)

Blogger: The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW.com)
Dell Inspiron Mini 9 / 1 GB RAM / 16 GB SSDD / Mac OS X
MacBook Air
iMac 20"
Reply With Quote
  (#2) Old
Hoshnasi Hoshnasi is offline
Posts: 40
Join Date: Oct 2008
Default Re: Mini Ubuntu & Sprint Mobile Broadband - 10-20-2008, 06:26 AM

Very nice! I've been looking around for the cheapest broadband. This reminded me to look at Sprint.
Reply With Quote
  (#3) Old
JoeinDallas JoeinDallas is offline
Posts: 35
Join Date: Nov 2008
Default Re: Mini Ubuntu & Sprint Mobile Broadband - 11-12-2008, 03:12 AM

Should I be able to connect my Mini 9 in a similar fashion via a "tethered" Sprint phone (either connected via usb or bluetooth)? I don't have a dedicated modem, but would love to be able to connect in a pinch via my phone (like I can do on my windows box). Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I'm really new at Ubuntu, and am trying to figure things out - just got my network printer going - yeah for small baby-steps!

Reply With Quote

« Microsoft Office on Ubuntu Mini | Trackpad Sensitivity »
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Copyright © 2008-2016 MyDellMini.com.