I will add more updates as they come. I was able to connect to GPRS/Edge using Bluetooth and the USB Cable using Fedora Core 5.
I'll post my steps shortly.. Needed to create an entry for the report.
These steps are for Fedora Core 5 and the w600i.
You need to install all the bluez and gnome-bluetooth files. Fire up yum search to check those out.
- GPRS/Edge Connection Over Bluetooth
service bluetooth start
- Turn on bluetooth and make your phone discoverable
- Make a note of the mac address of your phone
- I edited my /etc/bluetooth/rfcomm.conf file.. don't know if that made any difference
# Automatically bind the device at startup
# Bluetooth address of the device
#real mac here
# RFCOMM channel for the connection
# Description of the connection
/usr/sbin/pand --connect 00:00:00:00:00:00 & #real mac here
/bin/sleep 10 &
/sbin/ifconfig bnep0 up &
/sbin/dhclient bnep0 &
- GPRS/Edge Connection Over USB Cable
- I used NetworkManager to simplify the ppp connection and treat it like a regular modem
- Plug in the USB Cable and connect it to your phone. Open up a console and run dmesg
cdc_acm 1-1:1.1: ttyACM0: USB ACM device
cdc_acm 1-1:1.3: ttyACM1: USB ACM device
- Goto the Network Configuration... System--Administration--Network
- Add a new Connection by selecting New.. Modem Connection.. click on Forward
- For the phone number I typed in *99***1# that's the Profile for my provider for Edge
- Provider.. preferably you're cell providers name.. username and password can be anything.. at least for Cingular
- Forward.. then apply
- File Save
- in the console look for the file ifcfg-Providername
- Edit the file. My MODEMPORT= was wrong. It was pointed to /dev/input/ttyACM0 that didn't exist
- Now tou should be able to left click on the NetworkManager icon in the notification panel and under Dialup Connections there will be a connect and a disconnect for your provider.
Let me know how your experience differs