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Re: Onboard Modem



On Sat, 2006-04-22 at 09:27 +0100, Chris Lale wrote:
> Fernando Augusto Bender wrote:
> 
> >On Fri, 2006-04-21 at 18:40 +0200, Hans du Plooy wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>On Fri, 2006-04-21 at 09:54 -0300, Fernando Augusto Bender wrote:
> >>    
> >>
> >>>Fellows!
> >>>
> >>>Just to know it: Does somebody here experienced putting this onboard
> >>>modem to work on linux?
> >>>
> >>>I connect to Internet through LAN, but I want to try doing it with a
> >>>cell phone, as we got phone call credits from the Telco every month
> >>>which we do not use completely.
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>Unless your cellphone allows you to put a phone line in it, this won't
> >>work.  The only way in which you'll be able to use your computer modem
> >>to make a cellphone call, is to use a cellphone-to-landline converter of
> >>sorts.  I think Nokia has such a beast - it takes your sim card, and you
> >>plug your ordinary phone or fax machine into it.
> >>
> >>Another option is a GSM modem (assuming you're on a GSM network).  It
> >>sits on your serial port, like an ordinary modem, but does the
> >>conversion to cellphone language.
> >>
> >>Maybe there are other ways to do this with normal cellphone calls (as
> >>opposed to using GPRS or 3G or a similar technology), but I don't see
> >>you doing it with an ordinary cellphone and an ordinary modem.
> >>
> >>Hans
> >>
> >>
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >Fellow,
> >
> >I have already managed this part.
> >I have got the so called converter, the same used to make PABX output
> >lines to make calls to cell phones form the same operaotr telephone
> >number. I am sure it works.
> >
> >My problem resides in the mother board. I've just explained the
> >applicaiton in order to explain why - if I am already with an Internet
> >access - I still need another way to get it.
> >
> >  
> >
> You might save yourself a lot of pain by using an external serial port 
> modem. Almost any model should work easily in Debian. A few years ago I 
> just bought the cheapest available - an ELSA MicroLink 56k Fun II - and 
> it worked first time.
> 
> Chris.
> 
> 

Fellow!

Hmmm...

That's a good idea.
I'll consider it as well, so I know there is a way out. :)

Thank you for your suggestion.
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