Connect to internet using GSM shield or USB 3g dongle


#1

Can I connect the Rasberry pi to internet using USB dongle or through GPRS via GSM shield so that I can make the IoT product more portable ?


#2

I am going this way for portable school tutes etc and demo purposes…

~ Andrew


#3

If you get one to work ( i havent tried yet ).
you should look into duck dns.
I’ve used this on a few linux boxes for ddns which would be what you would want to remotely ssh into the pi for future ease of use.


#4

We use USB WiFi dongles in the office, so that is no problem at all. However, I have noticed that if the connection is poor, it can take some time for the commands (such as turning off a light) to go through. Haven’t tried GSM Shield, so you’ll have to let me know! As long as the Pi can connect to internet, shouldn’t be a problem.

-B