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Internet connection sharing (ICS) on windows mobile6 devices

Postby Fergus on Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:08 pm

Just quick tutorial/link for those who have a windows mobile device and want to use its data connection to connect to the internet.
This is based on elyssa so i cannot say for certain if it will work with other releases.

This uses a part of the synce program to allow access to the USB port.

Firstly, for elyssa we need install the ubuntu svn package:

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sudo apt-get install subversion build-essential


then we need to download the appropriate synce part:
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svn co http://synce.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/synce/trunk/usb-rndis-lite
cd usb-rndis-lite/
make
sudo ./clean.sh
sudo make install


On the phone, start ICS click the left soft key (”Connect”) and plug in the USB cable.
Next , click the network icon in elyssa task bar and select the USB connection.
That should be it you!
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Re: Internet connection sharing (ICS) on windows mobile6 devices

Postby Husse on Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:52 pm

This looks too simple to be true :)
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Re: Internet connection sharing (ICS) on windows mobile6 devices

Postby Fergus on Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:24 am

I was frankly shocked too.... especially when it worked!!!
Now what would be good is if i could do with same trick but with bluetooth!

Will post when i have time to play with Elyssa's bluetooth stack which has changed since my bianca install.
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Re: Internet connection sharing (ICS) on windows mobile6 devices

Postby GuttaMan on Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:38 am

Husse wrote:This looks too simple to be true :)

Yessir, Indeed, but it works!

Man, I just stumbled on this thread so I decided to try it out...and less than two minutes later I was using my data connection to get on the web! I used to do it all the time when back when I was on WinXP, but somehow I didn't think it would be possible to set this up on a Linux machine, much less this easy and simple.

Good work Fergus. Much appreciated over here. Now I'll be looking out for that Bluetooth version. Thanks!

This should be a sticky somewhere. :mrgreen:
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Re: Internet connection sharing (ICS) on windows mobile6 devices

Postby wyvern73 on Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:41 am

Good Stuff, Man,

However, the ony internet connection I have is thru my phone, and the only way to get on the internet is with that other, not cool OS, Windows. Is there other way to get the packages and get them to install, for that is my issue.

If only someone could put an ISO for the packages online somewhere, so one could use APTonCD to set it up.
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Re: Internet connection sharing (ICS) on windows mobile6 devices

Postby Fergus on Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:43 am

Just a quick update on this guys i thought i would post my source links in case there are other specifics that i have missed with my first post.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=340747

http://ochsenhirt.org/2008/05/20/use-internet-connection-sharing-on-wm6-with-hardy-heron-howto/

http://ohioloco.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?s=b8e41928615b94e6ebd3ad18aabd4d6b&p=3588717#post3588717

Please note that on my Dell D620 removing this device is causing crashes, so be careful with what you are working on when you unplug these devices.
I have made a post detailing this problem.

http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=13903
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Re: Internet connection sharing (ICS) on windows mobile6 devices

Postby Erl1 on Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:59 am

Hello! I've been trying to get ICS working on my HTC touch diamond (windows mobile 6) for a while now, but there seem to be a problem with assigning ip address from my phone to my laptop. I've done some research on the web and it looks like I'm not the only one having this kind of problem with this phone, so I thought I would post here in case some of you have managed to get it working. :)
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Re: Internet connection sharing (ICS) on windows mobile6 devices

Postby st4r50 on Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:04 pm

This appears to work with Felicia and windows mobile 6 standard. I'll post further after fully testing but it makes the connection.
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Re: Internet connection sharing (ICS) on windows mobile6 devices

Postby JohnnyReb on Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:12 pm

I was able to connect to the Internet using my at&t tilt (windows Mobile 6) with no problems. Connect the phone via USB to the computer, use the file explorer -> windows -> Internet share. Then press connect.

BTY I am using Linux Mint. Did not have to change any computer settings, no downloads, no code hacks. just click and was there. I am however only able to surf on the enhanced network. 3G is not available in my area so I surf at 56k or less :( Friends of mine are able to use the 3G and they say it is very fast.


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