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Old 10-03-2009, 02:53 PM   #1
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Using mobile phone as modem for laptop

I have been trying to use my HTC Hero phone data package for browsing the web from my laptop with no success.
The steps I have taken so far ( based on googling the query and reading the wiki )
1. Installed USB RNDIS driver for SynCE from the AUR
2. Brought the interface up ( the interface is named usb0 on my system, not rndis0 )
3. ran the command dhcpcd usb0

And then it broadcasts for a lease and then times out.
Any suggestions, please
What am I doing wrong?

Old 10-03-2009, 03:03 PM   #2
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Hello samsom,

I have once used my Samsung mobile as a modem. On the phone one has to choose that it should work as a modem instead as a mass-storage-device.

Old 10-03-2009, 03:05 PM   #3
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if its GPRS/EDGE connection via usb, then do this:

Install wvdial

run as root or sudo
wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf
then edit /etc/wvdial.conf with your isp's settings(dial no., username etc)



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