Any experience using cellphone as a modem on FreeBSD?

Yuri yuri at
Mon Dec 3 12:59:44 PST 2007

Quoting Josh Paetzel <josh at>:

> 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.

Thank you for information.

It's unfortunate that even though cell phone already has IP connectivity that
built-in browser works through it's still necessary to go through dialup/PPP to
get this to laptop.

I guess I will give it a try too.


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