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    using a nokia 6500 as modem with eeepc 900 on Linux op sys


    Hi,

    I'm new to the forum. I have just upgraded my mobile phone contract with orange and a new phone (Nokia 6500) which I had hoped I could use as a modem with my newly acquired Asus Eeepc 900 which uses Linux as the operating system.

    I have subsequently found out that while Orange supports the 6500 as a modem for the eeepc 900 with Windows and mac systems it doesn't support Linux. Does anyone have any advice and simple instructions (bit of a novice if you hadn't guessed) of how I could get the two to work so I can use email and internet.

    Cheers

    Chesso50

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    I think you should treat it as a dialup connection. I no longer have the default desktop, but there should be an Internet Connection Wizard that you could try using.

    If this doesn't work, you need to try the ppp for dialup. First, start the Synaptic Package Manger from a terminal. To get a terminal use the Ctrl+Alt+T keys. Enter "sudo bash" to get root privileges, and enter "synaptic" to start it.
    Now you need to add a Xandros repository. Select Settings-->Repositories. Select "New", and enter this information.
    Code:
    Binary(deb)
    URI:  http://xnv4.xandros.com/4.0/pkg/
    Distribtion:  xandros4.0-xn
    Section(s):  main contrib non-free
    Select "OK" and then select "Reload" at the top of the page. Search for ppp, and install ppp pppconfig pppoe and resolveconf. Some may already be installed.

    Start ppp from a terminal with sudo:
    Code:
    sudo /usr/sbin/pppconfig
    And set up the connection.

    If this isn't good enough, you may want to use pppd and Kppp. These are available if you add Debian repositories. Here is some further info on that. You may want to install the full desktop too.

    Eee PC Tips: A crash course in Linux - Download Squad
    Last edited by waterhead; 11-01-2008 at 11:26 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chesso50 View Post
    Hi,

    I'm new to the forum. I have just upgraded my mobile phone contract with orange and a new phone (Nokia 6500) which I had hoped I could use as a modem with my newly acquired Asus Eeepc 900 which uses Linux as the operating system.

    I have subsequently found out that while Orange supports the 6500 as a modem for the eeepc 900 with Windows and mac systems it doesn't support Linux. Does anyone have any advice and simple instructions (bit of a novice if you hadn't guessed) of how I could get the two to work so I can use email and internet.

    Cheers

    Chesso50
    Paul thanks for the advice.

    Excuse my ignorance but if i'm using a dial up approach would I still be using wireless connetction to the 6500 or would a cable between the phone and the Eeepc 900 be better?

    Regards

    Steve

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    I did not know that you were referring to a wireless connection (Bluetooth?). I really don't have any useful knowledge on that subject. It does appear that you will have to add a USB bluetooth adapter. The Eee Pc manual lists two, here is one of them:
    http://www.billionton.com.tw/website.../GUBTCR41.htm.

    It looks as if you will need to install bluetooth. If you don't already have these repositories set up in Synaptic, add them first.
    Code:
    Binary (deb)
    URI:  http://update.eeepc.asus.com/1.6/
    Distribution:  common
    Section(s):  main
    
    Binary (deb)
    URI:  http://update.eeepc.asus.com/1.6/
    Distribution:  p900
    Section(s):  main
    
    Binary (deb)
    URI:  http://update.eeepc.asus.com/1.6/
    Distribution:  en
    Section(s):  main
    
    Binary (deb)
    URI:  http://update.eeepc.asus.com/p900/
    Distribution:  p900
    Section(s):  main
    While you can install from other repositories, it is best not to stray to far from the eeepc repositories. I found these packages available:

    bluetooth
    bluez-audio-support
    bluez-cups
    bluez-pcmcia-support
    bluez-utils
    libbluetooth2
    libbluetooth-dev

    My guess is that you should select 'bluetooth', and then 'bluez-utils' and 'libbluetooth2' are added for dependency reasons.

    If it isn't a bluetooth connection, then what is it?

    EDIT: You must be careful when you add repositories for the Eee Pc. Please read through this link first:
    http://wiki.eeeuser.com/addingxandrosrepos
    Last edited by waterhead; 11-02-2008 at 11:50 AM.
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    PAul,

    Thanks for the further advice.

    Regards

    Steve

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