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Share internet between an old Nokia cellphone and Debian.

Postby hack3rcon » 2019-08-10 14:13

Hello,
Can I use the cellphone internet connection on Debian? I have a "Nokia 6120 Classic" cellphone and want to use its internet connection on my Debian. Any special config or application needed?

Thanks.
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Re: Share internet between an old Nokia cellphone and Debian

Postby CwF » 2019-08-10 15:16

hack3rcon wrote: Any special config or application needed?

Yes.

You are special configuration aren't you!

Having spent a decades out of bounds I've suffered satellite and cell for so long that I'm used to it. Now it seems almost viable compared to some wired solutions. My currrent cell connection finally has the capacity to feed all my boxes, most of the time. I hotspot to a wrt router that works backwards and all computers are eth wired into the router, so no debian (or any OS) config at all, just works. Tethering an ancient phone won't be fun. Maybe upgrade to something with wifi.

So is it your limited bandwidth that prompts you to post short obtuse questions here without doing any apparent research?
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Re: Share internet between an old Nokia cellphone and Debian

Postby golinux » 2019-08-10 19:55

I'm guessing your phone is too old to use this . . .

https://maemo-leste.github.io/
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Re: Share internet between an old Nokia cellphone and Debian

Postby hack3rcon » 2019-08-12 04:47

golinux wrote:I'm guessing your phone is too old to use this . . .

https://maemo-leste.github.io/

It is Symbian S60.
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Re: Share internet between an old Nokia cellphone and Debian

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-08-18 17:47

hack3rcon wrote:Can I use the cellphone internet connection on Debian?

Only if your phone allows USB tethering. If it does then it will show up in the output of ip link once it is connected with tethering enabled.
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Re: Share internet between an old Nokia cellphone and Debian

Postby kedaha » 2019-08-18 17:57

golinux wrote:I'm guessing your phone is too old to use this . . .

https://maemo-leste.github.io/

Thanks golinux for posting that link; I have an old Nokia N900 so I'm interested to see there's a development image available for it.
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