--- On Fri, 29/5/09, LOEWENTHAL Simon <simon@...> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am looking for a driver for this USB Wimax
> card I bought. It came
> with a subscription for a WiMax company in Holland called
> The USB casing has written on it: Alcatel-Lucent 9799
> MIMO USB
> Dongle, 3.5Mhz, P/N: 1AF16115ABAA However, the o/p of lsusb
> -v shows
> that this is actually a USB device made by Beceem.
> The kernel on my laptop is 2.6.28-11-generic Ubuntu i686
> I installed the s/w that came with the card with
> WINE. Its a connection
> manager and the GUI installs and runs. Of course, it does
> not pick up the
> card. These USB drivers come with the card, and the
> ones that relate to
> the hardware ID are :
> Files/Alcatel-Lucent/WCM/Driver/USB# ls -1
> I have loaded the BcmBusCtr into NDISwrapper but do not
> know how to test
> that it might work.
> # /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper -l
> bcmbusctr : driver installed
> Note that I think this ought to say driver installed,
> hardware present.
> The other drivers that came with the s/w are here.
> (I tried to load the drxvi314 just in case, but got invalid
> driver error
> or something.)
The last two looks like firmware... the possibility with ndiswrapper is probably slim.
They are hiring for linux driver people, may be you can consider getting in touch with them and ask them to supply specs:
I checked briefly and there is no native linux driver (either on their web site or in-kernel), so you best bet currently is probably trying enable usb kernel-pass-through on wine; I don't know if that's possible for time-critical usb devices like network drivers. (non-timing critical ones like scanners have been known to work, I think); or e-mailing beceem and ask them to get in touch with linuxwireless .