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Old 11-01-2006, 04:52 PM   #1
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Using cell phones to link computers


I was wondering if anyone out there has tried using cell phones to link two computers? I.e. networking (PPP I guess).

My current cell provider gives me unlimited mobile-to-mobile minutes and it's only $10/month to add another phone.

I've been thinking of mounting a laptop in my car, so my idea was to have a gateway server at home connected to a cell phone, and then another unit in the car, which would connect together and establish a networked link.

Does anyone have suggestions for software and hardware?

Ideally, I'd like the laptop to connect via a command-line script, which would then disconnect after a given amount of time.
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Wondering if you have it figured out yet.

This is my thoughts on the subject. I would think if the remote site had a pccard type wireless cellular modem then if one knows the AT commands for it then maybe it will auto answer. Things not sure on this is do these pccard modems have a telephone number atached to it. I would think it would. Using a cell phone with either a cable or bluetooth connection I don't think will get it. One would have better luck on GSM networks just based on long ago I new one could have multiple phone numbers to say a Nokia 9000. But be years ago since looking into one of them. I did find this on a search of google. It may be able to be setup on your local services.

Let me know if you come up with anything.

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Looks pretty interesting. If you ever come up with anything please don't forget to post back.


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