There are plenty of guides for installing and configuring modems on this page, but I'm adding another because none of them worked for the Intel 537EP.
Before you do this you need to make sure you have the gcc package and the linux-header packages for your kernel version.
- Download the 184.108.40.206 driver (uncompiled) here. Make sure it's that one and not the .0 version.
- Download patch here
- Unzip and untar both packages
- I recommend that at this point you login as root using "su"
- Apply patch to driver by going to the directory that the driver unzipped into and running
Code:root@TROYNET01:/home/justint # patch -p0 < /directory/of/the/patch/patch-intel-537ep-kernel2610.diff
- Run (while still in the directory of the driver)
Code:root@TROYNET01:/directory/of/driver # make clean
Code:root@TROYNET01:/directory/of/driver # make 537
Code:root@TROYNET01:/directory/of/driver # make install
- Theoretically the install should be done here. It wasn't for me.
- This driver doesn't work very nicely with the version of wvdial that is packaged with ubuntu, so if we link the modem to ttyS15 (an experimental port) we can get wvdial to recognize it. Run
Code:root@TROYNET01:/any/directory # rm /dev/ttyS15
Code:root@TROYNET01:/any/directory # ln -s /dev/537 /dev/ttyS15
- now the modem is linked to a place that wvdial can get it. I also recommend linking it to /dev/modem. The installer should have done this, so run
If this shows up then it is properly linked. Otherwise runCode:root@TROYNET01:/any/directory # ls -l /dev/modem /dev/537
Code:root@TROYNET01:/any/directory # ln -s /dev/537 /dev/modem
- That's it. Run
to test. It should work! Then you can go to the modem's configuration panel in GNOME and configure as usual. It should autodetect the modem without a problem.Code:wvdial wvtest.txt