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Wireless Linux Everywhere with GPRS and CDMA
Brian Jepson, Editor, O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Track: Emerging Topics
Date: Friday, July 30
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Location: Salon A


Wi-Fi is nice, but it has a limited radius. Cellular data is practically everywhere, and it's cheap (anywhere from $20 to $80 a month for unlimited data). And former poky speeds of 19.2 kbps gave way to 40kbps in 2003, with 70kbps and higher becoming the norm in 2004.

Getting on cellular networks with Linux is pretty simple in theory. If you can make a serial connection to your cell phone, it's a simple matter of some ppp settings. However, there's more to it than that. In this session, you'll learn about:

  • Finding a cellular data plan that's right for you
  • Choosing a phone or PC Card
  • Connecting to GPRS networks with phones using Bluetooth or a USB cable
  • Connecting to CDMA networks with phones and a USB cable
  • Connecting to GPRS and CDMA networks with a PC Card
  • Tips and tricks for getting the most out of your service

  • Download presentation file

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