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  • rmiles7721
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    I may have to fool around with this. The family is on AT&T while I am using Project Fi but I still have a line and extra phone on AT&T I don't even use. I may have to take the old Nexus 6 out of the box and start fooling with it.

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  • beerygaz
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    I'm glad it's working for you, this looks like a cheap solution and you could probably use the E173 for a backup data connection too.

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  • dexterdom
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    I just wanted to follow up on this. I finally received the Huawei E173 modem and it works great. I can send and receive messages using your plugin.
    The only trick was figuring out which COM port I needed to specify, since the modem presents 3 virtual ports to the OS. For the record, the right port is listed as "HUAWEI Mobile Connect - 3G PC UI Interface" in the device manager.
    This is on Windows 7 64-bit.

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  • dexterdom
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    Yes totally aware of that but I definitely appreciate the advice! I just ordered a Huawei E173 modem from Amazon.ca (I'm in Canada) which seems to have the right specs to work with your plugin. As soon as I get it I'll let you know how it works out.
    Cheers

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  • beerygaz
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    If you get a modem, be sure to get one that supports your carrier's frequency band. Many of the cheap ones on eBay are 900/1800 only and that won't work in the US.


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  • dexterdom
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    Thanks for the links but to be honest it's more work than I'd like to try
    I think I'll just pick up a cheap gsm modem for now.
    Cheers

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  • rmiles7721
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    Actually if you are willing to mess around you probably can. I still have my AT&T line and a GSM phone I'm probably going to be doing just that with.

    You can find some good info at:

    https://jalalsela.wordpress.com/2015...d-at-commands/

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...mands-t1471241

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8...-android-phone

    Definitely not an easy out of the box solution but it is possible.

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  • dexterdom
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    Originally posted by beerygaz View Post
    The plugin relies on the ability to create a serial port modem supporting the AT command set. If the phone creates a network card that's not going to work I'm afraid.


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    Hi there,
    Yes that's my understanding from browsing the other posts in this forum. I did some more googling and I'm seeing info that suggests that android does not support AT commands, but I thought I'd ask the Homeseer community...

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  • beerygaz
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    The plugin relies on the ability to create a serial port modem supporting the AT command set. If the phone creates a network card that's not going to work I'm afraid.


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  • dexterdom
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    Android phone as a modem

    Hi all, I have an older Samsung android phone lying around and was wondering if it would be possible to use it as a modem. Does anyone have any experience with this?
    I've tried the USB tethering option (connected to a Windows 7 PC) but it creates a virtual network card on the PC as opposed to a COM port.
    Is there an Android app that I can use to create a virtual COM port on the Windows PC?
    I understand that this can be done through bluetooth, but this particular phone does not support the serial port profile.
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