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update these local numbers work in Egypt 07777000, 07777770 plz spread the word

Ok, it may sound crazy but I think I found a possible solution to connect to the internet even through the cut off. The solution is by going back to the basics, So instead of connecting to the local Egyptian ISPs (Internet Service Providers) we will try to by pass it and connect to REMOTE free ones via the phone network. We will utilize the same way that was used in the past, when the internet was provided through dial-up connections and 0777 numbers. I will try to make this post as simple as possible and in simple non-scientific terms and step by step which I tried myself.

Normally in dial-up your computer connect to the local ISP and then establish a connection then you can send and recieve data through the phone line to and from the provider. This is the fuzzzy sound we hear when we pick up the phone on someone who is connected to the internet.

In a nutshell we need to dial another international ISP, but since most of our homes back in Egypt have no international phone-call capability we will by-pass this by linking to the mobile-phone network which is by default has international capability but unfortunately a little pricey (~2 LE a minute) but sufficient to make urgent communication on internet.

What you will need is:

- Regular Mobile Phone with Bluetooth.

- Computer with Bluetooth Dongle or any of laptops that has built-in bluetooth capability.

- Remote ISP number, username and password which I will provide at the end.

For simplicity I chose windows Vista (or XP) steps and I didn't put steps for other operating systems.

Steps:

1- Turn on the bluetooth on your phone.

2- Switch on bluetooth detection on your laptop.

3- From Start menu->Run and write this command: telephon.cpl (there is no "e" at the end of telephon)

4- A window will popup, if it asks for area code just write for example: 757 in united states.

5- Choose "Modem" tab from top.

6- Click Add button then click Next for automatic detection of your phone

7- If your phone is bluetooth modem-capable it will appear in the list, choose it.

8- If it requires a pass key just write "123" for example and on your phone it will ask the same question so press "123" or the same number you chose and finalize the pairing.

9- Now it is supposed to say "Already connected" beneath the icon of your phone, right-click on the icon and press properties.

10- A window will appear, in Services tab make sure that the "Dial-up Networking" is present and enabled (checked).

11- Press ok and it will turn you to the first window and now you will see your phone appearing in the modem list.

Your phone now is connected as a modem to your computer...you are doing great so far.

Phase 2: Dialing up a remote ISP.

I chose a website that provides numbers to remote ISPs in the US. I signed up with:

username: hany

password: egypt

here is a list of ISP numbers:

8582373733

2132273733 -- Los Angeles (DA01), CA

3109493733 -- Avalon, CA

3233903733 -- Los Angeles (DA11), CA

3236233733 -- Los Angeles (DA14), CA

3236243733 -- Montebello, CA

3236253733 -- Los Angeles (DA06), CA

5623693733 -- Long Beach, CA

6193643733 -- San Diego, CA

6197473733 -- Jacumba, CA

6197743733 -- Dulzura, CA

6198683733 -- Campo, CA

And a French ISP here: +33172890150 (login 'toto' password 'toto')

And from Lebanon:

1. IDM card

PIN code: 153408U-3LCWTCKDBKYWL8 To activate: username: idm pass: prepaid To sign-up for account: http://www.idm.net.lb/myaccount & follow instructions Dial number: +9611205905 (analog) +9611328468 (digital) POP and SMTP: pop.idm.net.lb, smtp.idm.net.lb

2. Terra card

Serial number: DGU-252WE-010 Code number: 4KG4K-YQKUU To sign-up for account: http://signup.terra.net.lb username: terranet pass: terranet Dial number: +9611363323

From Greece: The structure is: number (put +30............) username password

For ALL numbers you must put +30 (to enter Greece SS7)

Tell me if I can help in any way....

8993005555 free free

899300300300 viva free

8991006000 greece greece

8012000200 vres free

8991001101 megatext megatext

899300300300 kom free

8991001999 free free

8017505222 freegr free

8993005555 greece free

899300300300 pass free

8015005051 winbank free

8991006000 ifree ifree

8015000500 8998999999 tellas free

801200200200 lfm free

8018029004 enet free

8012003733 free net

8012000200 any time

2129555555 easy free

801200200200 entercity free

8991004646 in free

899300300300 anonymous free

8998999999 8015005000 tellas free

8012000200 tanea free

899300300300 asxetos free

8993005555 free free

8994000400 Any (or any) time

8991004646 in free

Also you can dial to the UAE using the phone number +971 500 5555. This is a number for the ISP Etisalat. No ID or password needed.

And one more: +46850009990. user/pass: telecomix/telecomix


I chose the first one and it worked for me.

1- From Start menu choose "Connect to"

2- From the window choose "Set up a connection or a network"

3- Choose "Set up a dial-up connection" then press Next.

4- It will ask you which modem to choose to establish the connection CHOOSE YOUR MOBILE PHONE MODEM, usually it is "Standard Modem over Bluetooth Link"

5- A window will appear in Dial up phone number put 001 + the phone number from the list above. (ex 0018582373733)

6- Username and password I provided and feel free to register new ones at any free ISP site.

7- It will now try to dial and connect to your phone, your phone will ask for confirmation, you agree.

8- It will establish and test your connection.

You can now use your browser and connect normally, but beware:

1- THIS IS AN INTERNATIONAL CALL, THIS WILL COST PROBABLY ~2LE A MINUTE.

2- THE LOAD ON THE ISPs REMOTELY IS HIGH, SO CONNECTION WILL BE VERY SLOW AND SOMETIMES BLOCKED, SO I ADVICE TO MAKE LOTS OF ACCOUNTS ON FREE ISP PROVIDERS.

I hope this was descriptive enough, I am living in the states, I tested it and it works I open "Google.com" from my laptop with no connection except my dial mobile phone. Similar connections could be established using USB instead of Bluetooth, and landlines if you have international capability.

Thank you, a fellow Egyptian

Comments

You guys are doing a patriotic service to your people. Good luck and I hope this helps the people who need you.

Freedom and democracy!!

Doug

Does anybody try using different DNS servers? I have been hearing that sometimes people managed to get access to website just by writing the IP directly. I called a couple friends and instructed them to try switching to opendns.com servers but it didn't work with them. Anyone more tech savvy who is willing to test that from within egypt and let us know?

HACKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE !!!! LET'S HELP EGYPT TO HAVE INTERNET BACK AND HACK THE GOV....

FREE FAST DNS TO BROWSE THE NET

208.67.222.222 208.67.220.220

8.8.8.8 8.8.4.4

if anyone need something that i can help i'm in CANADA and i will help

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This is geeky, but if you want a webserver with a dynamic IP and without having to rely on dyndns.org then try this: http://members.iinet.net.au/~metcalfe420/redirect_how_to.html I've also written software (with peak oil in mind, but could be used for anything) for online collaboration which uses very little bandwidth as it stores list data in a hidden frame.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~metcalfe420/projects_help/getting_started.html

Regards Edward

Hi,

I've contributed instructions on how to do this for Mac. Step by step, with screenshots.

http://tatsuikeda.tumblr.com/post/3026305280/egypt-dial-up-bluetooth-modem-tethering-instructions

Hope it helps. -Tatsu

I need a url with info on how to set up my modem so people in Egypt can call in and share my connection (windows 7). The werebulid page (http://werebuild.eu/wiki/Egypt/Howto_PPP) only has info for Window 98...