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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:28 pm    Post subject: How to enable mobile broadband on HP Laptop? Reply with quote

Hi,
I'm having a bear of a time getting the wwan (mobile broadband) running on a HP Elitebook 8570p with Gentoo.

I know the wwan is possible in Linux as its detected using a Knoppix Live DVD:
rfkill listing while running on Knoppix Live DVD:
Code:

# rfkill list all
0: hci0: Bluetooth
   Soft blocked: no
   Hard blocked: no
1: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
   Soft blocked: no
   Hard blocked: no
2: hp-wwan: Wireless WAN
   Soft blocked: no
   Hard blocked: no
3: hp-gps: GPS
   Soft blocked: no
   Hard blocked: no
4: hp-bluetooth: Bluetooth
   Soft blocked: no
   Hard blocked: no
5: phy0: Wireless LAN
   Soft blocked: no
   Hard blocked: yes


So lots of radio devices which include the mobile broadband hp-wwan and hp-gps.

The Gentoo kernel can see the Mobile Broadband device as reported in dmesg (line 57)
Code:

[    2.428503] usb 1-1.5: Product: HP hs2350 HSPA+ MobileBroadband

full dmesg output: https://bpaste.net/show/f493a6b1dcfb

and this is also seen in lsusb:
Code:

..
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 03f0:3d1d Hewlett-Packard
..


However while the kernel can see the broadband device on bootup, rfkill in Gentoo can't see the mobile broadband device.
Code:

# rfkill list all
0: hci0: Bluetooth
   Soft blocked: no
   Hard blocked: no
1: phy0: Wireless LAN
   Soft blocked: no
   Hard blocked: no


What do I need to do here to sort this out?

I appreciate all help and thanks in advance!
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charles17
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:02 pm    Post subject: Re: How to enable mobile broadband on HP Laptop? Reply with quote

russellD wrote:
The Gentoo kernel can see the Mobile Broadband device as reported in dmesg (line 57)
Code:

[    2.428503] usb 1-1.5: Product: HP hs2350 HSPA+ MobileBroadband

full dmesg output: https://bpaste.net/show/f493a6b1dcfb

and this is also seen in lsusb:
Code:

..
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 03f0:3d1d Hewlett-Packard
..

Once you've got it working pls let us know. See https://sourceforge.net/p/mbm/mailman/message/32262802/
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey charles17

I haven't had a chance to think about it since the post!

Thanks for the great link, this will give me something to work on.

cheers!
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