I picked up a new cell phone that I had a little blurb about over here. It’s a pretty awesome phone from a design standpoint, in fact my only complaint with anything about it is the address book, which requires a new entry for each phone number they have.
The day after I got it, I was traveling to San Francisco (which is where I’m writing this from). And just for fun, I decided to see if I could get it to act as an Internet gateway for my Macintosh Powerbook wirelessly via Bluetooth. Low and behold, it works! And without even needing to install anything. It just works like magic. 🙂
For those of you that also have a RAZR V3 (or are thinking about getting one), this is the info you need to make it work with Cingular as a Internet gateway for your Mac via Bluetooth:
- Download these modem scripts, unzip them and drop them into “/Library/Modem Scripts”.
- Detect the phone with the Bluetooth Setup Assistant
- When it asks you for the Internet settings, this is what you want:
Account Name: [email protected]
Modem: Motorola GPRS CID1 +CGQREQ
- In the network control panel, go to the Bluetooth setup. Under the PPP Options tab, turn off Send PPP echo packets, Use TCP header compression. Under the Bluetooth Modem tab, turn off Enable error correction and compression in modem and Wait for dial tone before dialing.
Now you should be able to connect to the Internet via your Bluetooth port. Weeeeee… 🙂