On Mon, 17 Jan 2000 20:11:09 +0000 (GMT)
Trevor Johnston <tjohnston at oceanfree.net> wrote:
| Does anyone out there know where would I get a "mobile phone modem" for my
| Linux machine? I have an Ericsson GF768 and an 087 number, and if such an
| item is not too expensive I might just get one. I've been having other
| problems with it (see my other post tonight), but this question seems
| If anyone could explain any difficulties with these sort of modems, I'd
| also be very grateful.
Right, I'm using a Xircom CEM-56/100 Ethernet/Modem card, which does 10/100
ethernet, V.90 modem and (with the correct cable) GSM. The trouble is that the
card costs approx 220 IRP ex. VAT and the cable 75 IRP ex. VAT. It works fine
under Linux (although there were a series of releases of the PCMCIA software
which caused it to give trouble in the auto-detection at boot).
The other gotcha is that GSM data is limited to 9600 baud, I keep hearing wild
promises of great things in the Mbit range in the next couple of years, but
I'm not holding my breath. (WAP? Pshaw!) The other thing is that GSM web
browsing strikes me as a get-poor-v.fast scheme, particularly using pre-paid
That said, it is great to be able to set it up and reach back into the office
from the train....
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