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dakster
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:31 pm    Post subject: GPRS, cellphone internet access for iBook? Reply with quote

I've been poking around thinking of trying to get my antique iBook clamshell to work through my cingular phone, either through bluetooth or USB cable. Anyone gotten this to work? I found a GPRS gui program for this on the web, but all the binaries are x86 only. Just wondering if it's worth the effort of attempting to make it work....
Thanks for any tips!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi.
I use my 3G phone as a modem. This is what I did:
for kernel configurations see: http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_mobile_phone,_Bluetooth_and_GNOME
Follow it up till the paring part. After both you devices are paired, emerge wvdial for ppp dialing purposes.
Code:
@#emerge wvdial

You could opt for a different dialer like kppp or pppd itself. I found it easier with wvdial.
just copy wvdial.conf to /etc and change it accordingly
Code:
@#cat /etc/wvdial.conf
Modem = /dev/rfcomm0
Baud = 921600
Stupid Mode = 1
DialCommand = ATDT
Init1 = AT&FE0V1&D2&C1S0=0
Init2 = ATS7=60L0M1X3
Init3 = AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","internet"
Phone = *99***1#
Username = ""
Password = ""


Modem -> /dev/rfcomm0 created by bluez after pairing using rfcomm command
Buad -> you might want to change this. 115200 for gprs, 9600 for CSD, bigger than 384 for UMTS
internet -> change this to you networks APN, same for Username and Password. call your network for help

Good luck :wink:
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