Any experience using cellphone as a modem on FreeBSD?
josh at tcbug.org
Mon Dec 3 12:32:26 PST 2007
On Monday 03 December 2007 02:08:52 pm Yuri wrote:
> I have Motorola cellphone with data package on it and FreeBSD laptop.
> It would be very nice to have internet everywhere.
> Anybody uses/used cellphone this way?
> I know internet connectivity can go through the special cable and maybe
> through Bluetooth.
> I guess from FreeBSD side it should look like USB modem.
I've done it, and it's painful....took me the better part of two days to get
working. The main sticking points are you need to dial some arbitrary number
that your provider won't be able to tell you without spending 5 hours on the
phone, and you need to know your username (relatively easy to find) and your
password (harder than hell to find).
Once you have all that figured out, AND you've made sure your data plan
includes "Phone as Modem" capability, you can link to it with bluetooth and
then dial out over it with PPP.
mmmm, that reminds me, the ppp chat script was fairly hard to figure out too.
PGP: 8A48 EF36 5E9F 4EDA 5A8C 11B4 26F9 01F1 27AF AECB
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