Re: Cell Modem and Linux
On Friday 10 October 2003 04:16 pm, Bill Moseley wrote:
> Anyone have information on using a cell modem with linux?
> It's not for a desktop (i.e. not pcmcia).
> What kind of drivers are needed, if any?
I have one and use it occasionally. It is a modem, so it
interfaces like a modem. No special software is needed.
Some warnings .....
1. It doesn't work everywhere. There are some places where it
doesn't work at all, no matter how good the signal is. It has
something to do with what kind of system you are on. Even if
it is supported locally, you need a very good signal.
2. It is slow. At best, it connects at 9600. Some dialup ISP's
will not connect that slow, leaving you with no way to connect.