[maemo-users] cellphone tether works from N810 but not laptop

From: Andrew Daviel advax at triumf.ca
Date: Thu Aug 23 01:47:27 EEST 2012
I have a Nokia E71 phone, an N810 and a laptop
  running Fedora Core 9. The laptop has Bluetooth, also a USB cable to 
connect to the E71.

If I have a good signal, I can use the packet data interface on the phone 
itself, or on the N810 via Bluetooth to get an Internet connection.
But the laptop does not always work. Close to a tower, if I use the cable 
and select 'PC Suite' mode on the phone, the Gnome network app shows a 
wireless connection and syslog talks about ttyACM0 and activating my 
Further away from a tower, the connection does not show in the app and 
syslog says 'ignoring due to lack of mobile broadband capability'

I had naively thought the two devices used the same capability on the 

Does anyone know what the problem is, and if it's possible to get a 
connection on the laptop at greater distance ?

Andrew Daviel, TRIUMF, Canada
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