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Jun. 5th, 2004 | 01:44 am

I managed to get a net connection through the GPRS connection on my phone in linux.

T-mobile has several different levels of service for internet connectivity, I ended up subscribing to the top tier, however I configured my phone from my coworkers who had one of the lower tiers. The difference is the top tier gives you a real unfiltered IP address, while the lower tiers give you a 10.x.x.x address with only a few ports open. I could connect with http and smtp, but not jabber or ssh.

After switching from my gprs address from wap.voicestream.com to internet3.voicestream.com I was connected to the unfiltered access and could then use ssh and jabber.

The only remaining downside is the pathetic round trip ping time.

259 packets transmitted, 194 received, 25% packet loss, time 258366ms

rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 800.180/1050.882/1810.805/187.989 ms, pipe 2

An average of 1 second round trip, that makes interactive things like ssh a real pain to use.

Maybe now I can try to hang out at a coffee shop and not suffer a complete net withdraw.

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the Edward

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from: thedward
date: Jun. 5th, 2004 08:46 am (UTC)
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One of the things I really love about Austin is that I can count on half a hand the coffee shops that DON'T have wireless internet. And the only ones that charge for it are owned by starbucks (and it is arguable they don't count as coffee shops anyway).

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the Edward

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from: thedward
date: Jun. 5th, 2004 12:37 pm (UTC)
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Speaking of Austin. If you ever find yourself in Austin, make sure and look me up. You seem like someone I'd really enjoy chatting with.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Jun. 5th, 2004 11:47 pm (UTC)
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There isn't anything nearby pasadena that is officially unwired. There are plenty of unsecured home networks, but the only coffee shops that I'm aware of are starbucks.

I've occasionally thought about trying to see if there are any coffee shops with free wireless that are near the LA metro, but haven't felt sufficiently motiviated yet.

Also if you're ever in LA I'd like to meet you as well. (depending on which of us travels first).

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Dilinger

Meet up!

from: dilinger
date: Jun. 7th, 2004 02:37 pm (UTC)
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Wow, If you come to my house we can play a game.

Have you figured out how usefull this application is at that speed? Sounds pretty crazy.

Sometimes I wonder if I should get a wireless card and go War Driving, but then I think of how much time it would take and all the time I could waste naping or playing a game.

oh to play games.

Dilinger

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Diane Trout

Re: Meet up!

from: alienghic
date: Jun. 7th, 2004 03:06 pm (UTC)
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It's good enough for background email checking...

I've thought about wardriving, or even with a handheld I've got laying around maybe even war walking. Though it'd be nice to have the serial cable to connect to the GPS.

So I thought that you have to go to sleep early or something and thus that it's challenging to visit 'cause we're in different time zones. Also I haven't been gaming as much because of this whole dating thing and spending larger chunks of time with my girlfriend.

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