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

From: Valeri Galtsev galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu
Date: Thu Aug 23 06:55:09 EEST 2012
Hi Andrew,

Fedora 9 in awfully old... Try boot off live CD with latest Fedora (17).
If Fedora 17 behaves, it may be lime to upgrade system on laptop ;-)

Good luck!

On Wed, August 22, 2012 5:47 pm, Andrew Daviel wrote:
> 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
> connection.
> 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
> phone.
> 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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Valeri Galtsev
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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247
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