Identifying mobile phones as modems

Daniel Qarras dqarras at
Mon Mar 10 15:29:37 PDT 2008


> Right, class/subclass is enough to identify the device. Just it is
> not
> the phone itself but the cable. You will get the information about
> the
> cable connected even if there is no phone plugged in.

I tested this with Nokia 6021/CA-42 and it stays silent until I plug
the phone to the cable, ie just the cable doesn't seem to cause
anything here.

> And one more thing. If it is about automatic starting NetworkManager
> when the phone gets connected and it will make all other apps
> unusable
> (because port being in use) I don't think it is a good idea. If it
> will let other apps to connect anyway, that's fine.

To me it seems that connection will start automatically only if the
user has configured his gsm connection in NetworkManager to autoconnect
(not default). So I can use gnokii etc while the phone is connected and
seen by NM as long as the gsm connection is not active.


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