I'm about to go on an unplanned international trip and want to make sure I will have emergency internet access to my office should the need arise. (Really, just SSH access to internal systems) I have traveled to the area before and know that my Cingular phone will roam on one of two local carriers and has GPRS connectivity.
I found and installed Shark Modem as it looked like a perfect solution to the international data quandary for me. I started with version 2 as the Bluetooth functionality appealed to me. It installed easy enough and was easy to get my PC talking to the device but no matter what I did I couldn't get the device to talk out. I kept getting "could not open tunnel - failed" messages from Shark Modem on the 7100g. The byte counter would increment going out from the PC but nothing was coming back.
So I decided to try version 1. Loaded up and worked on the first go, no trouble whatsoever. It's not the fastest internet I've seen and amazingly it is not the slowest either (random ISP in India wins that) and it appears it will get the job done if I need to get in.
Any ideas as to why version 1 would work fine right out of the box but version 2 wouldn't? (Neither BT or USB)
i only tried version 2 but it didnt work for me. the few times it did work it was so slow it was unusable. i am really bummed since i would prefer to use this over tethering from verizon. shark's customer support was useless...