On Thu, 18 May 2000 13:52:09 +0100
Dave Rynne <dave at esat.net> wrote:
| Looking at getting some laptops -- most likely Dell or Compaq but possibly
| IBM or whatever. I'd like to be able to use an IR connection to my mobile
| for dialup access. Anyone played with IR support in Linux ? ... and gotten
| it working ?
Um, yeah. I got IR working with a Toshiba Portege 3020.
Pretty straightforward, kernel 2.2.15, irda-utils 0.9.9, some minor
configuration and Bob's yer whotsit. I have had the whole machine lock up
on previous kernels though, usually as a result of a dodgy link and/or some
misconfiguration. I really wouldn't want to try and do the dial-up access
via IR thing though, and instead would say to go with a Xircom CEM56-100
and a GSM cable to your phone. That would also mean you can move the mobile
around to get a better signal.
The other thing I got caught out by is that the IR interface on the
Nokia 610 isn't much use for talking to non-Nokia kit.
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