Ubuntu and gprs connectivity

Samuel Mukoti samuelmukoti at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 19:05:30 BST 2009

M quite excited about though with GPRS my experience over the last  
6momths or so I've noted it's about the same speed as dial-up.

I'll have a look when I get my hands on a phone with a better  
bluetooth stack (currently using an iPhone and it's sux when it comes  
to Bluetooth)

The setup is quite simple, you map a serial device with the hctool  
then use wvdial to dial a magic number that allows the phone to tether  
the GPRS connection to the PPP daemon.

Will post more detailed info soon..


Sent from my iPhone

On 03 Apr,09, at 5:21 PM, "O. Sinclair" <o.sinclair at gmail.com> wrote:

> Friends,
> I guess we have all heard that Econet is going to offer GPRS internet
> connectivity "real soon now". It will be faster than dial-up at least
> and should cover whereever they cover.
> Anyone has any experience on how to make this work from Ubuntu,  
> Kubuntu
> etc? I guess we talk mainly about using your cellphone via bluetooth  
> as
> a modem - somehow...
> Sinclair
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