Identifying mobile phones as modems

Bastien Nocera hadess at
Wed Mar 12 11:59:56 PDT 2008

On Wed, 2008-03-12 at 19:39 +0100, Patryk Zawadzki wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 7:24 PM, Daniel Qarras <dqarras at> wrote:
> >  Ok, now I got the point, thanks. In this specific example case (Nokia
> >  CA-42) it would be rather safe however to assume that everything
> >  connected via it would support those GSM features mentioned, no?
> For as long as we can tell when an external device gets connected. I'm
> not familiar with the cable (not a Nokia user) but maybe it supports
> the USB hub interface or notifies the computer in some other way so my
> comment may we worthless. It would be kind of silly to complain to the
> user about a non-working connection when all that is plugged in is the
> cable ;)

As mentioned earlier, the cable by itself doesn't do anything. When
plugged in with an endpoint, you'll get a device (some Nokias will give
you the option to use the phone as mass-storage, or as a "phone", where
the serial port would actually appear).

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