HOWTO: Sharing SHR-U GPRS to *buntu laptop

Al Johnson openmoko at
Mon Oct 12 14:10:26 CEST 2009

On Sunday 11 October 2009, Jeffrey Ratcliffe wrote:
> 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
> address.
> 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?

Latency on GPRS is big and highly variable. That's the nature of GPRS, and one 
of the things that makes it unsuitable for VoIP. These numbers don't look 

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