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Hey, I searched forums but couldn't find anything what could help me with this, so here it goes.

I've upgraded my phone (finally -_- ) to Nokia E51. It supports both gprs and wifi connections. My objective is to share gprs connection through wifi to my eee or any other device.

To be honest I didn't know that kind of thing is even possible. But my friend showed me JoikuSpot. Aplication that can share any connection over wifi/bluetooth and maybe even more options.

I've seen this working, but when I tried this with my phone - it does not work. ;/

It set up access point correctly. EEE received data from DHCP but I can't reach any destination. Gateway is set. When I try to ping some dns name it tries to ping router(cellphone) with positive results, but thats all. I tried to ping IP because maybe was something wrong with DNS - no luck... timeouts.

GPRS on phone works fine.

Any idea what might cause problem? Or maybe you can recommend other aplication with features like that.

Sorry for my english and thanks in advance.

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Hey, I searched forums but couldn't find anything what could help me with this, so here it goes.

I've upgraded my phone (finally -_- ) to Nokia E51. It supports both gprs and wifi connections. My objective is to share gprs connection through wifi to my eee or any other device.

To be honest I didn't know that kind of thing is even possible. But my friend showed me JoikuSpot. Aplication that can share any connection over wifi/bluetooth and maybe even more options.

I've seen this working, but when I tried this with my phone - it does not work. ;/

It set up access point correctly. EEE received data from DHCP but I can't reach any destination. Gateway is set. When I try to ping some dns name it tries to ping router(cellphone) with positive results, but thats all. I tried to ping IP because maybe was something wrong with DNS - no luck... timeouts.

GPRS on phone works fine.

Any idea what might cause problem? Or maybe you can recommend other aplication with features like that.

Sorry for my english and thanks in advance.

Can't you connect it with a usb? I know that is possible with some phones

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what i used to run on my windows mobile phone that was really neat was called wifirouter which was a wm program that would create an adhoc network that i could connect to wirelessly and use the gprs connection to get on the net. It was pretty cool but i dont know if that program exists anymore...

This looks like the program but it isnt free anymore...

http://m.wmwifirouter.com/consumer/

http://freewarepocketpc.org/2008/communica...nto-accesspoint

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Sure I can. It does work. But only in Windows. That is first bad thing.

Other one is i have to install bloatware 300MB Nokia phone manager just to do this one thing. But still .. I can't use it under Linux.

Wifi solution is more comfortable for me and does not concern what OS I am running as long as there are drivers for w-lan card.

This is why I picked up this phone, it has wlan and supports everything needed to make this job done. Lack of this ability just make this phone ... maybe not useless but not handy as expected.

So, please.. anyone got idea/solution?

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X3N

Thanks for info. But as far as I know this phone runs Symbian. So I'm afraid it can't run this app.

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Sure I can. It does work. But only in Windows. That is first bad thing.

Other one is i have to install bloatware 300MB Nokia phone manager just to do this one thing. But still .. I can't use it under Linux.

Wifi solution is more comfortable for me and does not concern what OS I am running as long as there are drivers for w-lan card.

This is why I picked up this phone, it has wlan and supports everything needed to make this job done. Lack of this ability just make this phone ... maybe not useless but not handy as expected.

So, please.. anyone got idea/solution?

/edit

X3N

Thanks for info. But as far as I know this phone runs Symbian. So I'm afraid it can't run this app.

yeah i havnt found anything comparable on any other mobile os

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EEE 900 => no bluetooth ;(

I explained my objective and things I've already done because I know other options. But for some reasons there aren't good enough. I know what I want. The only question is - how?

I see this is rare problem. But hopefully we figure something out.

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if you didnt buy the phone unlocked sometimes the carrier will lock out certain features such as "internet sharing mode" and "bluetooth DUN". but my suggestion to you would be to tether your phone using the usb cable and use it as a dial up modem rather than a wireless access point.

you should be able to do this in linux with kppp or some other simmilar DUN app. and youll need to get the dial up id and pass for your carrier. for example i have cingular/att so my dial up number is *99***1# user id is WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM and password is CINGULAR1. youll also have to set the modem init string command, it should go something like this AT+CGDCONT=1,?IP?,?internet?,?”,0,0 then you should be able to dial up and use your nokia phone as a usb modem. this is even simpler in windows.

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Hey.

I was off for 2 days, but meanwhile I tested it it with my friend's eee and effect was the same. BUT - i removed all internet connections configs and set them up once again. Right now instead of pinging host i opened browser. First site is always the joiku homepage, then after F5 (and a lot of time) my homepage loaded. I have adblock and other plugin to block images. So it was just text. It loaded REALLY slowly but finally something happend.

Come to think of, it might work before reconfiguring because i tried only to ping host not to use browser.

Still, the most important thing of all, does not work - putty. To be exact, nothing works except http traffic. I can't ping, ftp, ssh.. anything. Now I'm 99% sure that it's phone problem, but still. I have no idea what to do.

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