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Internet possible with PPP and USB-Host?


#1

Hmm, I am just wondering.

Is it possible to connect a 4G USB-stick to a USB-Host module and connect to the Internet when PPP is working?

I guess there might be a problem with power, but can you just but 5v external supply to the pin2 of the Gadgeteer socket?


#2

Assuming they appear as a serial device or com port in the same way as they do on a PC, it should work. Normally they appear as 2 or 3 comports. Under Android for instance, there is one port for PPP and the other is for AT commands. The 3rd is usually audio but most modems don’t support this anyway.

On a PC they are limited to 500mA because of the USB limit.


#3

@ njbuch - That is not possible. PPP only works through one of the built in serial ports on the device. USB Host serial devices are not supported.


#4

Sad, whats the reason for that?


#5

but when we get it
:’(


#6

maybe v3 of this will help… who knows…