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Old 01-27-2004, 11:56 AM   #1
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Question Internet connection via mobile phone?


Just wondering how I could connect my laptop to the internet for lightweight stuff like email. I wont have a telephone line soon. My current mobile is a nokia 3310.

I've heard it can be done via mobile phone.

Thanks for any info,

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Old 01-27-2004, 04:59 PM   #2
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The way I usually get this to work is using Winblows first. If you have it installed, this is the way I do it.

I use the Serial data cable versions verses the USB data cable. I have never tried the USB cable setup. If someone uses their phone with a USB data cable, point me to a site that shows how to set it up.

1. I assume you have the data cable and software for Winblows.
2. Install it under Windows and have it working for you.
3. After making a connection Open the modem log and it contains all the AT commands it used to make the connection.
4. Take those commands use them under your PPP Dailup App under Linux and set it up like you would as a generic ext modem and all should work. Sometimes you can tweak the settings and get about 10% increase.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 02:41 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot. Do I need special drivers for my mobile phone or anything? I think I'll opt for the serial connection over usb if I have the choice. Its always easier.

Thanks again for your reply,

unholy
 
Old 01-28-2004, 03:26 PM   #4
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If using a serial data cable, you will not need any drivers. Consider it as an External modem and 99.9% of the time those are consider as real modems.
 
  


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