Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Dial-up W/ A Cell Phone  
User currently offlineEWRvirgin From United States of America, joined May 2001, 358 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 976 times:

Has anyone tried this? I'd like to use my cell phone to dial up with my laptop when away from home. How do I set this up? Thanks in advance.

5 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 964 times:

You can do this one of two ways, there is a cable connection for connecting you phone to your laptop, or you can connect the phone to the laptop via the infra red port on both (assuming that they both have such a thing.



User currently offlineSophiemaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 955 times:

I thought you needed a special type of modem?

User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 943 times:

There's cables out there that allow this. Just plug into cellphone and computer's tel-jack. I did it with a Nokia and a Mac laptop


"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineEWRvirgin From United States of America, joined May 2001, 358 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 937 times:

ok, I have a cable with one end that goes into my nokia and the other end is a female serial db9 plug. Don't know how the laptop will recognize it as a modem or dial the number thru it.

User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21457 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 932 times:

Many cellphones have an AT-command-set-compatible modem built in. Which means the phone behaves very much like a conventional serial modem. The connector goes into one of your computer´s serial ports.

You´d possibly need the right protocol configuration file for this phone ("modem description" for MacOS) if your system can´t work with the phone right out of the box. Try to get it from the phone´s manufacturer (if it didn´t come with the phone or the cable). It´s quite possible that several phones from the same manufacturer use the same modem commands, so you may not need an exact match.


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Brits Dial Up Naked Phone Calls posted Mon Mar 27 2006 11:25:36 by Nighthawk
Purse, Cell Phone Taken From Bush Daughter posted Wed Nov 22 2006 02:31:05 by AerospaceFan
School Cell Phone Ban Irks NYC Parents posted Wed Nov 15 2006 07:20:13 by Itsjustme
Hooking Up A Rotary Phone To A Modern Line posted Sun Nov 5 2006 19:40:10 by Falstaff
New Cell Phone For Me: Motorola Razr? posted Mon Oct 30 2006 19:42:51 by JasYHZ
The Day The Dial Up Died posted Sun Oct 29 2006 06:26:53 by L-188
Show Your Cell Phone Shots posted Tue Sep 19 2006 20:30:22 by Aloges
In 6 Weeks I Will Have No More Dial-up posted Sun Sep 17 2006 04:55:40 by L-188
Cell Phone Sim Cards - Hong Kong Airport posted Sat Aug 26 2006 10:58:04 by SA7700
Beware Of Cell Phone "Upgrades" posted Fri Aug 4 2006 07:07:01 by NWDC10