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User currently offlineEWRvirgin From United States of America, joined May 2001, 358 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 9 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1491 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.

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User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4748 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1479 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 (13 years 9 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

I thought you needed a special type of modem?

User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1458 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

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User currently offlineEWRvirgin From United States of America, joined May 2001, 358 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 6 days ago) and read 1452 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, 21629 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1447 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.

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