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Dell 5530/Ericsson f3507g on Linux

A few months back I posted a howto guide on getting this mobile broadband card working with Linux, what I failed to mention was I continued to work on these scripts. I feel it is appropriate to post a status update on what I use now especially given there appears to be no further updates on the NetworkManager front. I no longer use UMTSMon as I found it relied on AT+CSQ for the signal quality and during UMTS and HSPA connections, the f3507g/dell 5530 returns either the previous GPRS value or 99,99 which UMTSMon considers as no connection available. I've used a simplified wvdial.conf scripts and now do the rest of the radio work using python. wvdial.conf # Author: Barry John Williams # Creative Commons Attribute-Share Alike 2.5 UK:Scotland Licence [Dialer defaults] New PPPD = yes Stupid Mode = 1 Modem Type = ACM Modem Modem = /dev/ttyACM1 Init1 = AT Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0 Init3 = AT+CGDCONT=1,"ip","internet" Baud = 460800 I