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Old 03-07-2008, 02:55 PM   #1
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Question Using network sharing between a PDA/Phone and linux


Ok - I am not sure how to pose this question but hopefully this makes some sort of sense.

I have a PDA/Phone (AT&T Tilt aka HTC 8925) which has Windows Mobile 6 running on it (I know I know - but it is not my phone). It has the Microsoft network sharing software application built into it AND I can connect a Windows XP or Vista Laptop to the phone and access the internet using the phone's Edge/3G network link from the laptop through the USB phone connection. On the laptop side the USB connection looks like a network interface and has a network driver loaded.

Now - my question is this....

How do I do the same thing in linux?? (Debian to be more precise).

The PDA/Phone has a DHCP server running on it when running the network sharing application so getting an IP, Netmask, Gateway and DNS settings is not a problem.

Anyone have any ideas how to approach this???

I really don't want to have to use Windows XP in my car computer!!!!!

Before someone says "use BlueTooth" or "use WMWiFiRouter" all I can respond with is: "BlueTooth is inherently slower than the internet connection and other devices in the car are running bluetooth" and WMWiFiRouter would allow most anyone to link up to my PDA/Phone and this is something I do not want ... I am looking for a USB solution here...

TIA.

gm...
 
Old 03-09-2008, 09:12 AM   #2
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Hmmm - Nobody has an answer to this question?

I find it rather hard to believe someone has not already figured out how to connect between a PDA/Phone's network and a linux system over USB.

Maybe I am posing this question in the wrong forum???

Any developers out there with some ideas??

gm...
 
Old 03-12-2009, 04:37 AM   #3
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Still working on this?

I might be able to help if you are still interested? You have to get a ppp link established. Just dont want to spend the time if it is not needed.
 
  


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