Previously I tethered using the
adb forward tcp:1080 tcp:1080 socks trick,
but that sucked because:
- DNS didn't work
- if it did, you could only use HTTP easily
- bit of a pain to setup
Ideally I would have liked to tether via a USB cable, though I couldn't quite figure out how to create a USB based network. Anyway a Wireless access point (AP) is better for sharing and being social, though it does need to be physically tethered to a power source since the device sucks battery juice whilst tethering.
Ad-hoc Wireless Networking Debian to the Android G1
This is a bit tricky, as I couldn't seem to get a DHCP IP over ad-hoc mode. So
here I set up everything manually, after inspecting the device with
I added to
iface wlan0 inet static wireless-essid G1mobile # configure this in 'Wifi tether' on your G1 wireless-mode ad-hoc address 192.168.2.20 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.2.254 dns-nameservers 192.168.2.254 # you need to install [resolvconf](http://packages.qa.debian.org/r/resolvconf.html)
And commented out the existing wpasupplicant configuration. Next
sudo ifup wlan0 and you should be away.
Comparing England's T-mobile, Orange and Vodafone 3G
I borrowed a Vodafone SIM card, but I couldn't get it working until I manually chose the Vodafone network and setup the APN with wap crap: wap.vodafone.co.uk user: wap pass: wap
T-mobile don't use the loaded legacy wap word, but their APN is confusingly called 'general.t-mobile.uk'. User: 't-mobile', Pass: 'tm'. I need to experiment with APNs as I hope I get around content transformation and crappy looking images.
Orange nicely just requires 'orangeinternet' to hop on. They give Vodafone a run for their money from Guildford! Orange also don't seem to run content through any transformation on my test. So images look decent! Orange WINS!
Just 12 months of poor T-mobile service to go of my 18 month contract... then PAYG for me! PAYG deals for mobile data are getting seriously reasonable of late. So much so, I might switch SIMs where I know T-mobile will suck.
I'm not quite certain if the aforemnetioned APNs are HSDPA. The 3G icon is present on Android during all the tests.