Posts Tagged ‘GPRS’

Mobile UMTS access in Germany with Linux

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

As mentioned, I’ve got an Asus EeePC 901 Go.

It’s very nice to have internet-everywhere via the internal UMTS G3.5 modem, and this is very easy to accomplish with (Debian) Linux.

I’ve written a small HowTo that describes the necessary steps.
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Mobile GPRS internet access in India via Airtel

Monday, March 16th, 2009

I’m currently in India and tried to get GPRS internet access using a mobile phone and a laptop. In fact, I’ve written this blog article in the middle of nowhere between Bikaner and Jaisalmer (Rajasthan). ;-)

So, I bought an Indian prepaid SIM card (I’ve choosen Airtel). That was the easy part. With this SIM card I can make calls to Germany for a few rupies (around 10 Rupies=0.15€ per minute).

But getting the GPRS internet access working was a bit more complicated. Airtel SIM cards do not have GPRS activated out-of-the-box.

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