HOWTO: Sharing SHR-U GPRS to *buntu laptop

Jeffrey Ratcliffe jeffrey.ratcliffe at
Sun Oct 11 16:58:01 CEST 2009

On Thu, Oct 08, 2009 at 03:51:21PM +0200, Michael 'Mickey' Lauer wrote:
> As per mdbus --help, you need a busname and an objectname before the method -- 
> you can gather these by recursively calling mdbus -s ...

OK. Got it working:

$ mdbus -s org.freesmartphone.onetworkd /org/freesmartphone/Network org.freesmartphone.Network.StartConnectionSharingWithInterface usb0

I was able to access the DHCP server from my Eee PC running Jaunty by
copying the MAC address from the static entry in network-manager, and
created a new entry with the same MAC but DHCP rather than a static IP

It seems very slow.

ping directly from the FR is ~750ms, from the Eee PC
via the tether started on 2000ms and settled on 950. Is a 200ms
difference to be expected?

mutt started and loaded the headers reasonably quickly, but simply scrolling up and down the
index view without reading the messages was unusably slow, so I tried gmail from firefox,
which promptly crashed the connection. On first view, it seems it was the dhcp connection that
crashed, as I was unable to reconnect to it.

After using GPRS I cannot suspend, which is evidently a seperate issue
- and after some playing, after using GPRS, I have to reboot the FR to
make it usuably as a phone again.

> >and how would you turn it off again?
> This is not implemented yet :) Add me a ticket and I'll do it.


Thanks for the help



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