I think the title probably sums up what I'm trying to do here...
I've used mobile phones before to connect laptops to the internet before... generally very successfully and also always with Windows. I've been a Linux noob for a while now and can't see myself going back to the dark side although connecting to the net via mobiles has always been a struggle.
Ok, so I have an LG Viewty on 3 mobile and an Acer Aspire One running Fedora 11.
The phone has a bolt-on tariff which allows for 3G/HSDPA data connection and I can access the net on he phone without problems.
The phone is recognised by Fedora when connected by USB cable under the "file" option on the phone allowing users to transfer files and also finds the phone under the "data" option (which should allow for connected to the mobile network.
The Network Manager GUI allows for config of the various settings for the USB connection but although I have mirrored the settings found in the phone for the connectivity I've had no luck.
My phone says it uses the following info to connect:
Authentication: No auth
APN : three.co.uk
The Network Manager GUI goes through the setup walkthrough and ends up with the following:
I think I must have fiddled with just about every option in the GUI... putting in fake user/pass details in case it is expected as others on the net have stated, ticking/un-ticking connect automatically, disabling all the authorisation methods (as my phone states they are not necessary) and the compression methods etc etc.
I'm guessing I'll need to use Terminal to get it all up and running but don't have a clue where to start.
I'd be even happier to get the bluetooth connection running, but I'll walk before running.