[ILUG] Linux Compatible GSM Hardware
bigbro at skynet.ie
Mon Aug 13 13:33:01 IST 2007
Patrick O'Connor wrote:
> A friend and myself are toying with the idea of using our call a friend for
> free mobile allowance to connect (albeit at a low speed) to a home server.
I'm curious - what itch are you trying to scratch? Depending on what you
actually want to do, there may be a number of other ways to do what you want.
If it's out of band connectivity, consider a 3G mobile card, which gives
internet access where coverage permits and gives much better data rates than a
GSM dial-up - which is limited to 14.4kbps or similar, IIRC. Adding one of
these to your server would allow multiple routes to the internet. Adding AICCU
and an IPv6 address allows multiple routes from the internet to the server
(note that some 3G providers use NAT, hence IPv6.)
Does this help? Are you just looking to set up an experimental dial-up server
using GSM connectivity? If you give us some more information, perhaps some
other interesting suggestions may surface.
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