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So I'm looking to tether my Pantech Matrix C740 (AT&T) to my Ubuntu box. The AT&T website says to use AT&T Communication Manager, but it only works on Windows. Are there any equivalent programs for Ubuntu, or am I SOL?
It depends how you connect to your mobile phone. Basically tethering works as follows under linux:
1. You will have to setup a connection to your mobile phone. This procedure depends on whether you connect
by USB or Bluetooth. In any case you will have get a serial device (e.g. /dev/ttyUSB0 or /dev/rfcomm0).
2. The serial device can be used the same as a normal modem. pppd will be used to establish your internet
connection. There are many frontends to do this. One example is networkmanager.
The critical point is the first step. How do you want to connect your mobile phone to your laptop/pc?
Does the system recognize the mobile phone? Connect it and post the output of "dmesg" and "lsusb". Also check if device files like /dev/ttyUSB0 or /dev/ttyUSB1 exist. If yes, there should be no problems to use the mobile phone as a modem.