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Any help on getting started? I've installed the Sierra Files and don't know if they are in the right place: the "ac850" and "ac850chat" files in the /etc/pcmcia/ directory and ...
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    Smile Sierra AirCard 860


    Any help on getting started?

    I've installed the Sierra Files and don't know if they are in the right place:
    the "ac850" and "ac850chat" files in the /etc/pcmcia/ directory and
    the "SW_8xx_SER.dat" in the /etc/pcmcia/cis/ directory.

    Also, i've put the lines in the config.opt file:

    card "Sierra Wireless AC850 3G Network Adapter R1"
    manfid 0x0192, 0x0710
    cis "cis/SW_8xx_SER.dat"
    bind "serial_cs"

    All of this is per Sierra instructions to get their air card recognized.
    But my Mandriva is not recognizing it(i think) no beeps, nothing?
    I've tried changing the "850" part to "860" because I have a
    Sierra AC860 air card.

    My distro is the latest Mandriva (2007. ver 2.6...)

    Any getting started help would be wonderfully appreciated.

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    Wink Re:

    Do you get a light on the aircard? im thinking your confusing the instructions a little, it sounds like your installing it like you would on kernel 2.4, you said your running kernel 2.6 right?
    you need to find the "serial_cs.c" file, and add...

    PCMCIA_DEVICE_CIS_MANF_CARD(0x0192, 0x0710,"SW_7xx_SER.cis"),
    /* Sierra Wireless AC710/AC750 GPRS Network Adapter R1 */
    PCMCIA_DEVICE_CIS_MANF_CARD(0x0192, 0x0710, "SW_8xx_SER.cis"),
    /* Sierra Wireless AC850 3G Network Adapter R1 */


    Then you copy the "SWI_Yxx.SER.cis" to the firmware folder:
    cp SWI_Yxx.SER.cis /lib/firmware/

    after all that reboot, insert the aircard,

    run the following commands:
    pccardctl info
    dmesg | grep tty

    Sample output:
    pcmcia: registering new device pcmcia0.0
    0.0: ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A

    Then run:
    wvdialconf create

    Sample output:

    [root@localhost ~]# wvdialconf create

    Scanning your serial ports for a modem.

    ttyS1<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- OK
    ttyS1<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 Z -- OK
    ttyS1<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 -- OK
    ttyS1<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 -- OK
    ttyS1<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 -- OK
    ttyS1<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0 -- OK
    ttyS1<*1>: Modem Identifier: ATI -- Manufacturer: Sierra Wireless, Inc.
    ttyS1<*1>: Speed 57600: AT -- OK
    ttyS1<*1>: Speed 115200: AT -- OK
    ttyS1<*1>: Max speed is 115200; that should be safe.
    ttyS1<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0 -- OK
    Found a modem on /dev/ttyS1.
    Modem configuration written to create.
    ttyS1: Speed 115200; init "ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0"

    Then from their you can either use kppp, or ppp to actually dial the modem.

    I have successfully gotten the AC860 to work with kernel 2.4 with the way you were suggesting, but do to slight differences it will not work with kernel 2.6.

    email me or reply for further assistance

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