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Old 02-03-2004, 12:48 PM   #1
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using a nokia 5110 as a modem


hi there

is it possible to connect my nokia 5110 with my data cable to my computer using it as a modem ? i have a data cable.

i tried configuring it using modemconf, but it is not working :-(

please help
 
Old 02-03-2004, 05:09 PM   #2
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I used to have a 5110 some years ago, and iirc it is not possible to use it as modem. Even the 6110 (same time, higher price) made problems when being used as modem.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 05:45 PM   #3
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it works with windows, so why wouldn't it on linux ?

i just don't have the linux knowledge/experience...

i found something called gnukii, is that what i need ? or is that for something completely else ?

i find this gnukii thingy poorly documented

thanx for the reply ricstirato
 
Old 02-03-2004, 06:14 PM   #4
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it works with windows, so why wouldn't it on linux ?
5110 as a modem? hmm ... just learned something new

At least the 5110 is no standard AT compatible modem, which is why you can't simply use it like any serial modem. I didn't know gnokii up to now, but it looks like this is what you need to get the 5110 running.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 02:45 AM   #5
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i discovered this by accident whilst working on my windows system; i installed the nokiatoolkit so i could type sms on my regular keyboard, an when i wanted to call into my isp, it was the nokia wich was calling

so i'm quite shure it does work, i'll keep you posted about the results

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Old 02-04-2004, 06:58 AM   #6
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the strangest thing just happened

i found gnukii on some forum, but is seems the poster there had made a typo, and changed the o into a u. so i was looking for information on gnukii with google, but i made the same typo (only in reverse).

this means i found a lot more info now, so i can continue trying to get the 5110 to work
 
Old 02-04-2004, 09:45 AM   #7
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ok, i got gnokii to read my sms messages, edit phone numbers, change logo's, etc etc

but no modem, so back to 0

is there really nobody who can help me out ?
 
Old 02-04-2004, 02:34 PM   #8
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This is getting interesting ...

If there's noone to tell how to do this straight, maybe we can try to find this out together. I'll have a look into my big cablebox at work tomorrow, there should be a link cable for my old 6110.

How did you try to dial out? If I read the man pages correct, you should use gnokiid and mgnokiidev to create a virtual modem on /dev/gnokii, which is then usable like any AT modem.

gnokiid uses /etc/gnokiirc (or ~/.gnokiirc) - what are your settings there?
At least the model parameter must be set to "5110"

There are also examples for ppp scripts in the docs. But maybe for the first tests it should be enough to use minicom to dial out.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 04:49 PM   #9
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ok, if we're able to pull this off i'm writing a howto on this thing

there's a little setback for the moment, i messed op my urpmi, so i have to reinstall some things, but i'm thinking of switching to gentoo (wich extually puts this topic in the wrong place, i think it better fits in general networking (if any mod reads this, this is my suggestion ))

i too read about the function to create a virtual device, but it didn't say that it created a standard AT modem. i'll look into it.

btw, i have both the 5110 and the 6110

i hope to have a working computer tomorrow, in the meanwhile i'll google some more

really thanks for spending your time helping to solve this problem!
 
  


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