I have been USB-tethering with my Sprint HTC Mogul for more than two years, connecting my Ubuntu 8.04~10.04 and Win XP~7 laptops/netbook to Sprint’s usually-speedy-enough 3G data network. While my Mogul still works fine as a phone, email client, light browsing, an GPS navigation with Tomtom 7 and Google Map, I am really getting tired of Windows Mobile 6.1. I am a fan of building custom Linux kernels for the x84 architecture and having root access to an OS, so…
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*Updated Nov 4, 2009 Forgot to mention that you may need change your Mogul’s registry setting in order for tethering to be allowed by WinMo 6.1. Please see my earlier post on that. Yeah, it was only a matter of time before I tried to tether my slightly beat-up Mogul with recently-upgraded Windows 7. Since I am an 1L these days with much diminished leisure time tinkering around with pet projects, I’ll have to make this post very brief, at…
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I wrote a short article previously about how to tether the Sprint Mogul/HTC PPC-6800 with Ubuntu. I’ve had to switch back to Windows XP Pro with SP3 sometimes, and this weekend, while at a Marriott I found that I was having difficulty tethering.
When I got my Sprint Mogul in Oct 2007, there were posts and rumors online about Mogul’s built-in GPS module, but that it has been deliberately disabled. It was disabled perhaps because Sprint had planned to launch their own paid navigation service which is based on cell tower triangulation. Other posts have said that the hardware doesn’t have this GPS module at all.
With the ever-expanding 3G or 3.5G coverage, it is now quite convenient to use your 3.xG phone as a modem to get your notebook connected. While the process for tethering WM6 with a Windows machine is pretty strait-forward, it may require a bit more work if you have Ubuntu. Here I will try to summarize how I manage to get my Mogul tethered with Ubuntu Intrepid.
Change the boring default boot-up screens on your Sprint Mogul.