1 (edited by storme 2009-09-26 11:41:50)

Topic: Connecting via USB to GPRS/3G modem


I've gone through the forum listings and haven't found this topic listed. Has anyone here gotten a Chumby to work using a mobile broadband connection?

Suggestions on hardware and/or links to software resources or notes would be very much appreciate. I will be meeting with an engineer in a few days to discuss building this and will share what we come up with. I'd love to talk to anyone who's working/worked on this so we can get going quickly.

The dongle I had in mind might be something like this:

We will be dis-assembling a Chumby and repackaging it so if there's a simpler solution using internal connections we can do that.

Re: Connecting via USB to GPRS/3G modem

Cool idea.  I'm not sure about others, but with Android and Windows Mobile phones, you can set to create an ad-hoc network so you could use just use your chumbys wifi to connect over 3G, but it would be neat to have it connect directly.

Re: Connecting via USB to GPRS/3G modem

Not sure if this will help you, but you can connect your chumby to your laptop's shared wi-fi, while the laptop is connecting over the cellular data network using, say, an EVDO card.  Some details here:  http://wiki.chumby.com/mediawiki/index. … osh_laptop

Re: Connecting via USB to GPRS/3G modem

The EDGE/GPRS driver support should be in the kernel somewhere considering there's several Linux phones already on the shelf that support 3G data connections, at most should be a matter of adding the required modules to the kernel...