Ubuntu and gprs connectivity
luminary06 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 4 12:03:10 BST 2009
Yeah, its nothing to get excited about in my opinion... its basic gprs, not
edge or umts...
the best way to compare it, is with cdma wireless i think. it is handy for
but nothing really special.
just to correct sams post, its actually hcitool, its a command line driven
utility for setting up bluetooth
connections to a pc, however, i find it can get too complex for something so
simple if you arent familiar
you may want to check out these sites on the web, its quite easy to follow
however this is assuming you that really do want to useyour phone as a
bluetooth modem, and
have bluetooth setup on both your pc and phone.
most phones now days allow you set it up as a modem device via usb... so
just by plugging it in, it gets recognised as a
usb gprs modem. you can then read up on how to do it via cable on this site
On Sat, Apr 4, 2009 at 2:11 AM, Simpson Moyo <simpsonmoyo at gmail.com> wrote:
> dont expect much... it will be running on the same infrastructure they are
> using for voice and sms... so expect congestion for the fist six+ months.
> They are however planning to move their base stations from microwave to
> fiber... so that should be interesting... but till then... slow surfing...
> On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 8:08 PM, chris <chris at shaw.co.zw> wrote:
>> I am no expert, and I haven't tried it yet, but from what people who have
>> the econet gprs have said, it is a bit of a disappointment.
>> On Fri, 03 Apr 2009 17:21:13 +0200, "O. Sinclair" <o.sinclair at gmail.com>
>> > 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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