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Spending vacation at the summer house without Internet connectivity? Unthinkable.
The first few days, I connected the laptop to my cell phone using Bluetooth, and then to the Internet using 3G/UMTS.
However, we have more than one laptop here, and the range of bluetooth is limited. I ended up setting up a wireless access point with a PCMCIA slot for a 3G/UMTS card. It has worked flawlessly for several days.
The writeup on how to do this is long, so I put it at a separate page:
Update: I have written a similar howto for OpenWRT 8.09 and Huawei E220, see http://josefsson.org/openwrt/dongle.html
Only a few hours after the Neo1973 was launched, I placed my order for a Neo advanced. Even before it hit slashdot.
They still haven’t charged my credit card. They confirmed my order though, and also asked me whether I wanted a black/silver or white/orange.
I’ll blog about my progress with the device under the new tag ‘openmoko’.