Using Minix PPP with a Motorola Timeport GPRS Telephone

In Finland it is really cheap to use portable phone and GPRS functionality to connect to the Internet. I have been studying this issue because there are areas in Finland where one is not able to get any better line like xDSL. Unfortunately GPRS is rather slow - like some 33 kbaud modem - but when used for lynxified web browsing or emailing, it is quite OK.

I have tested GPRS connection with Minix 2.0.3 ppp.drv and, as there is no SSH for Minix, also with OpenBSD 3.2 pppd. The scripts and steps necessary to have a Timeport Telephone working with Minix have been written using examples along the ppp.drv source and Claudio's  comments.


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