Non-gprs Internet access options without wifi (cel-dialup)

Richard Franks spontificus at
Mon Jan 15 14:21:33 CET 2007

On 1/13/07, Rob <openmoko at> wrote:

> Anyhow, I've been thinking about it, and at 9600 baud or whatever it
> wouldn't be worth bothering with.  I think what I'll do is build a
> little pocket sized battery powered usb hub with an attached usb
> 802.11 dongle.  While I'm at it, I'll probably put an sd card reader
> and an extra usb port or two on it as well.  It could be kept pretty
> small by custom building it in an altoids case or something.

You're in Toronto too? I'd buy one!

With regards the home dialup/modem/proxy idea.. I thought it should be
possible to strip+optimise content (e.g. images sent rescaled) and
thus reduce required bandwidth.


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