Getting on the internet with a 3G handset

  • sydb
Posted: Mon, 05/05/2008 - 01:58
Hi, My new job means I will be spending two nights a week in a Travelodge. Lucky me! I refuse to pay their exorbitant fees for internet access (£5 an hour / £10 for 24 hours) especially when I already have a 3G handset (Motorola RAZR MAXX V6) which I use to get online with my Nokia N810 internet tablet. Getting the N810 online via bluetooth was a piece of cake, the N810 is delivered with configurations for a range of mobile providers including mine, vodafone. But I've struggled to my 64 Studio to connect over bluetooth or a USB cable. Tonight I've found a nice program available in the Debian Etch repositories called GNOME PPP. It took me about 5 minutes to get online via USB cable. - Enable the Etch repository - Install GNOME-PPP - Connect your phone - Start it up (it's in the Internet section of the GNOME menu) - Put in your details (Vodafone want you to dial *99***1#. Username is web, password is web. Modem device is /dev/ttyACM0 - but clicking Detect in the GNOME PPP setup dialog found it anyway. Set Stupid Mode in the GPPP Options panel ("Ignore terminal settings"). - Click connect. - Done.