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iPad Wifi Internet connection using Camera connection kit + 3G USB modem?

Discussion in 'iPad Hacking' started by nparab, Aug 9, 2010.

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    I have a jailbroken iPad wifi (non 3G) and I've recently bought the camera connection kit which has a USB port (which supposedly detects/connects to even non-camera devices like USB keyboards, USB flash drives, etc).

    I was wondering if it would be possible to attach a 3G USB modem/data card and make the Internet work without wifi? The 3G data card otherwise requires a bare-minimum wvdial from a normal Linux terminal.

    So,
    1. Can I get/install the wvdial .deb package on my jail broken iPad?
    2. If I can get the package, will this work (wvdial detecting and using the USB modem and connecting through it?), or is it too far out?

    Thanks for your help and suggestions.
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    not gonna happen. you need drivers for the device
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    Thanks for your reply Mike.

    On a normal Linux terminal, no drivers are required. You just set wvdial config as 'analog modem' and point it to /dev/ttyUSB0 or something like that. I got this info from a link, which I can't post right now because I haven't posted 3 times on the forum yet.

    That's what got me thinking that if I can get the wvdial package, it would work. I know this is a bit far out, but maybe possible?
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    yeah because it already has basic universal analog modem drivers.

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