Dialling INTO a wireless broadband modem with OpenMoko

Philip Rhoades phil at pricom.com.au
Fri May 27 19:22:50 CEST 2011


I have a remote server with a wireless broadband modem (dongle) on it 
and when am visiting the remote site I can make sure the dongle is 
connected to the provider and leave it running like that.  The 
connection usually stays up for some days - allowing me to log in to it 
remotely - but inevitably the dongle disconnects.  I am wondering if it 
would be possible to use minicom on the Freerunner to dial the phone 
number of the remote dongle, make a connection and give me a dumb 
terminal login to the server that the dongle is on.  It seems that this 
would just be a wireless version of what I used to do in the "good ol' 
days" with wired, acoustic modems connected to standard phone lines.  Is 
there some way to do what I want?  If it is possible, it would be a much 
nicer solution than leaving the remote dongle connected to the provider.


Philip Rhoades

GPO Box 3411
Sydney NSW	2001
E-mail:  phil at pricom.com.au

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