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

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Fri Aug 21 09:37:07 PDT 2009

On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 8:46 AM, Dennis J Harrison
Jr<dennisharrison at gmail.com> wrote:
> This sounds "Oh, so; FUN!".
> WRT to all you can eat data - most plans are limited to ~5GB/mo (iirc)

If we are looking at two phones, 10GB a month is not that bad, really.
Note that one voids one's contract terms, I believe (tethering may not
be kosher as per the contract).

> 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?

Excellent! Will ping you in a bit...slightly busy with a bunch of
things. Maybe we can make it a SF-LUG exercise ;-)


> 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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