iDEN dial up networking with the N800 via Bluetooth... WooHoo!
Saturday, December 29, 2007 9:30:25 PM
Many offered possible work arounds however, there was still a problem maintaining a BT connection. Bugs were filed in Bugzilla (1095 & 1149) and although less than a handful of users voted for them, it appears the Maemo Team have corrected the root causes in OS2008’s release.
Motorola’s method for DUN on an iDEN handset is to specify “s=2” in the dial up string. This allows the GPRS connection to “piggyback” on to the phones always on connection.
Up until OS2008 the tablets would not allow the characters “s” and “=” to be entered in this string. That has changed and now any character can be entered in a new “GPRS” connection set-up!
(Only for GPRS, DATA call characters are still limited.)
The tablet's options still do not include “iDEN” but there is an easy work around...
1. Go to “Control Panel” > “Phone” > select “new”.
2. While the tablet is searching, set your phone to “Find Me”
3. Pair the devices. (I use my initials to identify my phone. The default name I believe is the model number.)
4. Once the pairing is complete go to “connectivity” in the control panel.
5. Tap “connections” then “new” then next.
6. The connection name field can be anything you want. (I chose iDEN.)
7. Connection type should be “GPRS”
8. Select “next”
9. Remove the “Access point name” and change the dial up number to “s=2”
10. Remove and do not add anything in the “User name” and “Password” fields.
11. DO NOT check the “prompt password at every login” box.
12. Hit “next” then “Finish” and enjoy your new connection.
If you are using the connection Wizard select “USA” as the country and “AT&T” as the provider then follow steps 9 through 12. Your new connection will be called “AT&T” but it can be edited later.
As far as I can tell the connection is rock solid and stable. It has been connected for the past 40 minutes while I type up this post.