3G USB Dongle (was Re: Neo as cellular modem?)

nickd blumph at gmail.com
Wed May 28 03:19:45 CEST 2008

That's a great idea Matt! Might be a drain on the battery moving packets 
around though. Speaking of which, would anyone know if it would be 
possible to use a 3G USB dongle on one of these? I can't see why not. I 
have a friend here in Australia who users a Three (Hutchinson) network 
USB dongle plugged into his Ubuntu box. He tells me it uses PPP to 
dialin and it's as easy as pie. Can anyone shed some light on this?


Matt Mets wrote:

> It should be no problem.  You just have to set up your routing tables 
> correctly so that the desktop knows to route its traffic to the 
> device, and the device knows to forward traffic to the cellular 
> connection.  It would be really handy to have an application to 
> configure all of this automagically.
> It might also be cool to have the Freerunner act as a wireless 
> router!  Instant (slow) internet anywhere...
> Hi,
> I'm was sitting in my workshop with the cable modem out and the local 
> wireless not working correctly and so no internet access today, 
> wondering if we can expect to use the FreeRunner/Openmoko as a 
> cellular modem at any point. I haven't seen much mention of this. Any 
> ideas?
> Thanks,
> Vinc
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