Will Freerunner have DUN support?

Mikko Rauhala mjrauhal at cc.helsinki.fi
Thu Apr 17 18:09:38 CEST 2008

On to, 2008-04-17 at 17:48 +0200, Federico Lorenzi wrote:
> Things get way more interesting with the FreeRunner however. Don't
> have a Wireless network card? Well...

Indeed. The great thing about an open phone like this is that it's
possible, for simpler cases even easy to network it any way you like (it
does get a little more complex the more interfaces you want to use, and
of course, writing a good GUI interface to support the flexibility might
be hard...)

Anyway, as to the original question, yeah, want to use the phone's GPRS
connection over Bluetooth DUN and/or BNEP? Not a problem. Want to use
the connection through a USB cable? Sure. Over an ad-hoc wifi network
(sadly, FreeRunner's chip not supporting access point mode)? Why not.
Use FreeRunner's Wifi interface from the USB-attached computer to talk
to a local wireless network? Yeah, that's what you already implied ;)

All of the above, simultaneously? But of course! Expect to tune a bit

Presumably the OM guys or Somebody(TM) will crack up a light GUI for the
simple cases of BT and USB tethering. Since this is slightly relevant,
I'll mention some braindumping of mine and some others on the wiki on
the subject: http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Talk:USB_Networking

Mikko Rauhala <mjrauhal at cc.helsinki.fi>
University of Helsinki

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