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Old 05-31-2003, 12:16 PM   #1
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Motorola 120t cellphone , laptop, connect to internet - how?

I am wondering about using my laptop with my cellphone to connect to a dial up isp like earthink. I have a motorola 120t and with my cell phone service provider, enjoy unlimited nights and weekends and long distance. If I am on the road, I would like to be able to use my laptop to surf the internet. I have Redhat 9 installed. There seem to be a couple of options available, a usb data cable or a serial data cable. I am thinking that either would work, but most likely the serial cable ( usb support might be troublesome) . On the website of Motorola it talks about using cell phone networks for internet. I am interssted in using an isp like earthlink which I dial up from home. I wonder if this is possible. If I go with the serial option, the laptop should be able to see the cell phone as a regular serial device and configure it like i would normally do for a serial modem. Is this correct, or are these cables proprietary only allowing to connect to the isp endorsed by the company. I would hate to find out after the purchase that I cannot connect to any other isp other than the cell phone service provider isp (which is nonexistent in my area right now). Thanks for any advice.


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