Using the FR as a bluetooth /wifi modem

ivvmm unachievable at
Mon Mar 9 21:18:50 CET 2009

Ed Kapitein wrote:
> Al Johnson wrote:
>> On Monday 09 March 2009, KaZeR wrote:
>>> Hello list.
>>> Last week i was in holidays, far away from home. And the Internet.
>>> So i took my laptop, and setup a gprs connection using my Sony phone. Using
>>> bluetooth it's done within a breath : setup a rfcomm channel to the
>>> bluetooth serial port channel and you're almost done, using wvdial
>>> So two things came to my mind :
>>> 1) it would be nice to be able to do the same thing using the FR.
>>> 2) it would be even nicer to share the gprs connection from the FR using
>>> wifi
>>> Anybody already tried this?
>> I expect it to work more like some other SonyEricsson phones that present a 
>> USB or Bluetooth network interface and allow the connecting machine to get 
>> networking details over DHCP. FSO has 
>> org.freesmartphone.Network.StartConnectionSharingWithInterface to do this, but 
>> I don't know whether it's been implemented yet. 
>> AdHoc connections may be possible over WiFi, but we can't behave as a 
>> basestation.
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> Slightly different, but  perhaps usable:
> I use my FR as a router. The FR connects to internet over GPRS and i
> connect my laptop top the FR over bluetooth.
> Setting up the connection is done on the FR, you just need to use
> masquerading with iptables and ip forwarding in the kernel.
> It works rather well, although gprs is slow and ticket #2223 is not
> solved yet.
> Hope this helps.
> Kind regards,
> Ed

And how do you establish connection over Bluetooth? I am doing it
myself, but just over USB cable. So I wonder how could it be possible
over Bluetooth.

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