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In VOICE newsletter june 2006 Ed Durrant wrote an article on
connecting his eCS computer to internet via an LG 8330 cell phone. The
article is here.
Well I decided to try it out on my LG U8130 and it turned out to work.
Instead of Injoy dialer (which Ed used) I tried eCSCoNet dialer coming
with eComStation. Read Eds article for a more comprehensive
walkthrough. Here's the steps I took:
Phone: No preparing needed for my part. You may need to download
"internet settings" from your phone network provider if you haven't
done before. My APN (access point name) says eg services.djuice.se .
- If you don't have it earlier - add a line loading usbcom.sys to
config.sys. In my case it says: DEVICE=C:\OS2\BOOT\USBCOM.SYS /N:COM4.
(Ed choosed COM8. That didn't work for me, eCSCoNet just shows 1-4.)
Be shure that usbcom.sys exists on you system, otherwise download from
ecomstation.com. Now reboot
- On desktop open up Internet>Dial-up tools. Start "Configure
eCSCoNet with internet assistant".
- Go through some "Next steps", then choose "Serial port (Modem or
virtual device)" and press NEXT. Call your connection something, eg
"LG". On phonenumber write 99 (*99# is required but eCSCoNet just
allows numbers). Choose "Automatic DNS.." and press NEXT
- Domain is required. I wrote djuice.se which is my providers
domain. Other fields will be filled automatically, just let them be
that and press NEXT
- Set COM port to whatever you choosed in "DEVICE" statement
above, in my case COM4. Set baudrate to highest, 115200. I can't get
it higher. Press NEXT
- Just press NEXT again and again (direct connection)and again.
There uncheck IBM dialer, it wont work (or it is harder to make it
work). Press NEXT
- You have to fill in "Full name" and "User name". It's not needed
so you can write anything. I just wrote "x" and "m". Press NEXT and
choose "Let dial in program prompt for password" Press NEXT. And press
NEXT again. And again.
- Now just check "Configure these values" and press NEXT. Program
gets configurated. Press NEXT again and then FINISH
Put your phone into USB and it will show up in USB-dock
(Programs>Utilities). Open eCSCONet and choose your connection name.
As you choosed "Let dial in program prompt for password" above it will
do that. And when it does you can add a "*" before "99" and a "#"
afterwords in the number. Do that and the press DIAL. In a moment
eCSCoNet will show your IP and you're up! (I noticed that if I
disconnect I have to reboot my phone to make it work again). My speed
was about 150 kb/s. I don't know if it is possible to get it higher if
one can set a higher baude rate in some way. Anyway it works very
well. Rates in Sweden is about 10 SEK (1 euro)/MB. So its ok to surf
around a bit and check mail and so on.
When there is time I will test this on other phones in my family and
try them out as well.
Information is sent by: melf -- 2010-02-23 19:05:28
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