K.S. Bhaskar on 21 Nov 2008 09:59:38 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] phone as modem

On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 12:48 PM, Art Alexion <art.alexion@gmail.com> wrote:

[KSB2] <...snip...>

> I'm sorry.  I meant was it more different *technically* using a tethered phone
> vs. a card?

[KSB2] No, they were pretty much the same.  Hardware wise, the dongle
plugs directly into a USB port, and the Crackberry needs a USB cable.
I suppose I could have used Bluetooth, but I didn't try.  Software
wise, they were identical in that both were done through ppp, as in
pppd call xxxx vs. pppd call yyyy to initiate, and killall pppd to

I didn't use the Crackberry enough to test speeds - I convinced myself
that I had TCP/IP connectivity, but as soon as I fired up the browser,
it took me to the tethered sign up page.

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