[sf-lug] bonding 3G via bluetooth...

Dennis J Harrison Jr dennisharrison at gmail.com
Fri Aug 21 08:46:33 PDT 2009

This sounds "Oh, so; FUN!".

WRT to all you can eat data - most plans are limited to ~5GB/mo (iirc)

I've done this with dsl connections before (back in the mid to late
90s I think).

Anywho; I have all the junk here to give it a go if you want to maybe
do a quick sprint on this to see how far we can get in an afternoon?

On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 11:02 PM, Sameer Verma<sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:
> Here's an idea I've been mulling over.
> Scenario: Let's say, we have two Bluetooth-enabled 3G phones with "all
> you can eat" contract. Let's say, I also have a DSL connection (eth0)
> that runs into a home LAN management machine (Linux box to manage
> traffic, etc.). What if I install two Bluetooth radios, and create a
> bond (http://www.linuxfoundation.org/en/Net:Bonding) say, bond0 = eth0
> + bluepppd0 + bluepppd1 and whenever the machine detects one or both
> 3G phones, it sets up the pppd and bonds into it, thereby increasing
> my aggregate bandwidth?
> Has anyone tried this?
> cheers,
> Sameer
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