There is a device I am doing testing on that can either use dial-up as a backup connection or if the location does not have broadband it can use dialup as the primary connection. It has been interesting doing so much dialup testing recently since it has been almost 10 years since I have done much with dial-up. One of the ways to test dialing out from Linux is to use minicom which will allow you to communicate with the modem installed on your computer. So minicom will setup the connection to the modem and then AT commands can be used to dial the number of your dialup provider. Below we describe how to configure minicom and then a brief list of AT commands that can be used.
I haven’t configured a dial up modem in quite awhile so I forgot a number of the tips and tricks that I used to use back in the good ole modem shotgun days, etc. I was working to get a dial up connection working properly through an SPA-2000 over a VoIP connection. In doing so I was thinking that the modem was actually dialing out to quickly and it might help the situation if I added a delay before the modem actually dialed out. Below I describe how to add a delay to a dial up networking connection on Windows XP.
It is fairly easy to turn your T-Mobile Blackberry 8320 into a modem for your laptop on Windows XP. Follow the simple instructions below and you will be surfing the Internet from anywhere you have cell coverage in no time.
- Install Desktop Manager: First make sure you install the Desktop Manager software provided with your Blackberry cell phone. You should receive a CD with your Blackberry 8320 that includes the software so follow the step by step instructions for installing the Desktop Manager which allows you to sync your contacts, appointments, etc. with your computer.