[maemo-users] I want to connect a laptop to the N800 with bt OR usb, how can I then use the N800 as a wifi modem all day long?

From: Oouc oouc at yahoo.com
Date: Wed Aug 22 16:39:39 EEST 2007
Is bt OR usb a better connection if I use the N800 as a wifi modem?    
What if I just want to use the laptop keyboard to type stuff into 
xterm or other portions of the N800?  Will the no host N800 usb make 
that impossible through usb?  Can it be done easily with bluetooth?

Something similar to this subject was discussed over a year ago.
Since my laptop has lost her wifi, connecting to the N800 and using
the N800 as a modem is very important to me.  I am on an extended 
trip and have Internet access to wifi but not ethernet.  I have a 
lot of work to do in a short time and having my laptop cut off 
from the Internet is a big problem.  The N800 connects easily to 
the Internet but without my usual big screen, hard disk, and many 
other advantages of the laptop over the N800;  twelve hours a day 
on the N800 is only a small fraction of the productive of 12 hours 
a day on the laptop.  The N800 modem is an excellent solution.  So 
how do I use it as such?

>From Kalle.Valo at nokia.com  Thu Mar 30 13:13:26 2006
From: Kalle.Valo at nokia.com (Kalle Valo)
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 13:13:26 +0300
Subject: [maemo-developers] WLAN and bluetooth modem on at the same time?
In-Reply-To: <96274d630603240504jc7e43f2j at mail.gmail.com> (ext Teemu Harju's
	message of "Fri, 24 Mar 2006 15:04:44 +0200")
References: <96274d630603240504jc7e43f2j at mail.gmail.com>
Message-ID: <87wteckzp5.fsf at nokia.com>

"Teemu Harju" <teemu.harju at gmail.com> writes:

> Is it somehow possible to use the WLAN and bluetooth modem with my phone at
> the same time on Nokia 770? The UI doesn't seem to allow this, but are there
> some scripts that I could run from Xterm to achieve this? My idea would be
> to use the Nokia 770 as a gateway from ad-hoc WLAN to public Internet via
> 3G. I'd probably need to make some changes to the routing tables also, but
> that I think I could figure those out if I got both connections up.

Yes, that's possible if you are willing to do some hacking. You could
first establish the 3G connection normally from the UI and then setup
the WLAN network manually:

ifconfig wlan0 up
iwconfig wlan0 mode Ad-Hoc essid mynetwork

After this you need to setup NAT and routing. You can find iwconfig
from the wireless-tools debian package.

Kalle Valo

tuomas.kuosmanen at nokia.com 
Subject: [maemo-developers] WLAN and bluetooth modem on at the same time?
In-Reply-To: <96274d630603300245h3db451ffob07b9e108575ae5d at mail.gmail.com>
References: <96274d630603240504jc7e43f2j at mail.gmail.com>
	<87wteckzp5.fsf at nokia.com>
	<96274d630603300245h3db451ffob07b9e108575ae5d at mail.gmail.com>
Message-ID: <1143722699.9512.24.camel at localhost.localdomain>

On Thu, 2006-03-30 at 13:45 +0300, ext Teemu Harju wrote:
> Thanks... that is probably the easier way. I was kind of trying to do
> it the hard way by establishing the 3G connection manually. How stupid
> of me.

This would make a nice and useful tool if it was made mostly automatic
to setup and easy to use. I'd help with the user interface if someone
thinks this is a good idea with python for example?


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