GPRS for FSO Milestone 2

C R McClenaghan chris at
Fri Aug 8 07:38:22 CEST 2008

I've been away from home since this thread began. I tried to learn in  
the meantime a little bit about the mdbus *PDP* per Mickey's  
suggestion, but I'm not there yet. What I have working seems to allow  
multiplexing of data and voice through gsm multiplexor, however more  
than 2 "calls" of either type seems to kill and further calling and  
requires a reboot. I have been able to hold a gprs data connection for  
over 4 hours. It did not fail at the end, I moved on to another task  
requiring a reboot. I'll post my interim method tomorrow.

In the meantime, does anyone else experience gsm instability with FSO  


On Aug 7, 2008, at 9:37 PM, Michael Shiloh wrote:

> Fredrik Wendt wrote:
>> ons 2008-08-06 klockan 21:07 -0700 skrev Michael Shiloh:
>>> C R McClenaghan wrote:
>>>> I've been able to hack together the necessary ppp scripts to get  
>>>> GPRS
>>>> working on FSO Milestone 2 release. This is for a Freerunner, if  
>>>> it matters.
>>> <snip>
>>>> I'll post something to the wiki if there's sufficient interest.
>>>> Chris
>>> To make a typical British understatement, "Heck yeah!".
>>> Getting GPRS working has been incredibly difficult. Please post your
>>> recipes on the wiki in the appropriate place.
>>> If there already exists one set please add yours as an alternative -
>>> this is one case where duplication is good because each carrier  
>>> seems to
>>> be a little different.
>> You shouldn't need to execute pppd by yourself (on the FSO) - there  
>> are
>> methods available on the dbus ready to be used.
>> I have a shell script that executes:
>> mdbus -s org.freesmartphone.frameworkd /org/freesmartphone/GSM/Device
>> org.freesmartphone.GSM.PDP.ActivateContext  
>> username
>> password
>> It works perfectly. (However, after a disconnect I loose all GSM
>> connectivity, but I need to test this more in order to feel I can  
>> file a
>> bug.)
> Please wikify this information
> Thanks
> Michael
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