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May 14, 2009

Helper apps for cell phone tethering?


Does anyone have suggestions for applications that ease the complication of "tethering" cellular phones to laptops for Internet access? I provide volunteer tech support for a guy that often travels to Kenya and India, and he was able to tether his cell phone and access the Internet in previous trips with a different Redmond based OS, but struggled to get the phone to connect to his Asus eee 901 running Ubuntu-eee 8.04. I understand that the OS is older, and I am hoping for suggestions on newer netbook distros that streamline this process instead of requiring manually edited wvdial.conf files and the like. The user of this laptop is relatively new to Linux, and I will not be in Kenya or India with him when he attempts to access the internet via 3G and 4G networks.

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