[ILUG] Linux Compatible GSM Hardware
patrick.oconnor at sysadmin.ie
Mon Aug 13 14:07:29 IST 2007
On 13/08/07, Gareth Eason <bigbro at skynet.ie> wrote:
> Patrick O'Connor wrote:
> > A friend and myself are toying with the idea of using our call a friend
> > free mobile allowance to connect (albeit at a low speed) to a home
> 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
The idea came from my friend who has just moved here and has to jump through
the usual hoops to get broadband for his work (freelance programming). This
is going to take ages so he had the thought of using his phone a friend free
minutes with metoer to dial up directly to my server at home via gsm dialup.
That way he could get "free" internet access. I know the speed would be
horribly slow on a GSM dialup but it could potentially at least allow him to
pick up mail and would be kinda fun to get up and running.
I have a pay as you go sim lying around and reckoned this would be a pretty
simple project and was considering what hardware I'd need to hook it up
considering the infrastructure I outlined in the last mail.
Thinking about it again though, I've just realised that I may have over
thought the solution by looking for specific gsm hardware. I also have a
Nokia 3510i phone which may have a gsm modem built in. If that's the case I
should be able to achieve a result connecting it up via dku cable to one of
the free usb ports (on the soekris or NSLU2).
Thanks for your thoughts, if anyone has anything to add I'd be glad to hear
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