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02-05-2005, 05:20 PM   #1

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XV6600 and wifi I am bummed that it does not have wifi but I will get over it. My problem is I would like to surf with my XV and possible sync with my tablet(TC1000) at home and work wher I have wifi networks. Is it better to put bluetooth on my tablet or wifi on the XV6600? Will I be able to get to the internet using the XV6600 as a wifi to the tablet or am I destined to use the bluetooth or USB cable? I hope this makes since.

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02-06-2005, 06:27 AM   #2

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Bluetooth on your tablet, I would say. The wifi cards for the 6600 seem to be having compatibility problems. Verizon’s reasoning behind not including wifi is its high-speed EVDO network. Although I can’t see how they can compare the range of connectivity that is possible with wifi (networking and such) to EVDO, I can also understand their business-end view of it. Not including wifi ensures people will need to purchase the $45/month plan if they intend to use the internet substantially on the 6600. Including wifi would open the door to competitors also profitting from their device and would lose them some much-desired income. However, the EVDO network (if it’s available to you) is great so I guess I can overlook the absence of wifi.

Also, I haven’t met anyone that has had consistent success with the wifi card (although the ones I met only tried the SD version) and I myself use the usb cable.

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02-07-2005, 10:17 AM   #3

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My 2 cents…

I have been wrestling with Wifi on my 6600, and have finally had good luck with Sandisk’s SD card. Don’t even think about trying to use the combo wifi + memory cards – Sandisk’s combo bus driver won’t work and may hose up your SD drivers completely (requiring a hard reset to recover – been there, done that). The Sandisk card works pretty much flawlessly, but does occassionally require a soft reset when I first insert it. If you can live with that and the fact that it sticks out of the SD slot about 3/4 of an inch, it should work for you.

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02-07-2005, 10:30 AM   #4

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That’s good news steve. Yea the 3/4 inch extension can be annoying and for me, potentially dangerous since I’ll probably break it off.

 
02-07-2005, 11:52 AM   #5

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Yeah – the card sticking out is a big issue – I’m sure some of our users will snap them. Good info on not using the combo card — will track down a std sandisk wifi card and give it a shot. Local Fry’s only had the combo card and another card by a mfg that I did not recognize…

 
02-07-2005, 10:38 PM   #6

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Is there a compatibility issue with Sandisk Wifi+256MB and VX6600? Is there a compatibility issue with Sandisk SD Wifi+256MB and VX6600? I’m thinking of purchasing one for my VX6600. Sandisk site shows that Sandisk SD Wifi+256MB is compatible with VX6600. Here is the link to Sandisk:

http://www.sandisk.com/pdf/retail/w…mpatibility.pdf

Have you tried their latest drivers?

 
02-08-2005, 09:36 AM   #7

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Originally Posted by Jungerishere

Is there a compatibility issue with Sandisk SD Wifi+256MB and VX6600? I’m thinking of purchasing one for my VX6600. Sandisk site shows that Sandisk SD Wifi+256MB is compatible with VX6600. Here is the link to Sandisk:

http://www.sandisk.com/pdf/retail/w…mpatibility.pdf

Have you tried their latest drivers?

I have the combo card sitting on a shelf as I can not make it work. If someone has a positive experience with a latest driver please let me know.

 
02-08-2005, 09:44 AM   #8

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Other forum members have posted problems using this card. If SanDisk is now listing it as compatible, it may be possible that they have come out with new drivers to support the card. But, I have not seen anyone verify it in these forums. If you really want this card, give it a try. You can always return or exchange it for another model. Just proceed with caution if you do try this card. Make sure you have a good backup of your data before you start.

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02-08-2005, 11:48 AM   #9

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Tried both drivers – 02 and 03 – no workie! If you want wifi on your 6600 – pick up the NON MEMORY Model! – It works fine.

 
02-09-2005, 08:56 PM   #10

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Hmmm I saw on other sites some got it working weird?

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02-11-2005, 06:21 PM   #11

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THANKS to DC for putting this board together and to all the kind users who are letting me learn from their experiences. I’ve found much valuable info here that was seen nowhere else on the web. I work on the fringe of EVDO and live outisde of it. I’m planning on picking up the 6600 & a WIFI card (without 256 memory – thanks SteveB), but curious what kind of connection to expect. Is the WIFI connection similar/better/worse than your EVDO connection speed (300-500kb)? If it’s anything like a standard WIFI card wouldn’t you be surfing much faster on WIFI than EVDO on your home network? I get 11mbps through my 802.11b connection. Thanks in advance!

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Yes, Wi-Fi will be faster than EVDO. But, when on the road, EVDO is wonderfull to have. It is really fast, even when compared to home broadband.

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02-11-2005, 09:45 PM   #13

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WiFi is MUCH, MUCH, MUCH FASTER…

WiFi is also known as 802.11b connection or wireless B. That means it could reach 11Mbps!!! I have Comcast broadband service at home and I get 3.2 Mb!!! Your WiFi is definitely much faster than EVDO that only peaks at 500k. WiFi is well worth it! My friend’s HP Ipaq 6315 PDA/phone has WiFi built-in and no comparison between the two. Also, you don’t have that slow EVDO lag time that makes it even slower.

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THANKS to DC for putting this board together and to all the kind users who are letting me learn from their experiences. I’ve found much valuable info here that was seen nowhere else on the web. I work on the fringe of EVDO and live outisde of it. I’m planning on picking up the 6600 & a WIFI card (without 256 memory – thanks SteveB), but curious what kind of connection to expect. Is the WIFI connection similar/better/worse than your EVDO connection speed (300-500kb)? If it’s anything like a standard WIFI card wouldn’t you be surfing much faster on WIFI than EVDO on your home network? I get 11mbps through my 802.11b connection. Thanks in advance!

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02-12-2005, 08:55 AM   #14

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Bought just the WIFI card from SanDisk….it works fine. Still no luck on the combo card.

 
02-17-2005, 07:37 PM   #15

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the 6600 has no Wi-Fi?

Um….stupid question I know…but still one I have to ask…

I have Cingular’s version..and well it would be nice to have at least EDGE but oh well..I can live with 53.6kbps while not around a HotSpot…

 
02-22-2005, 04:15 PM   #16

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AmbiCom SD Card Wifi (Mfg Part #: WL11-SDIO)

Has anyone tried this card? I can get it at my local COMP USA but don’t know if it will work…

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02-27-2005, 08:03 PM   #17

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I have the xv6600 and did some 1xRTT surfing on the couch this afternoon. The speed is acceptable for occasional use. I also have a ux50 and have used it wirelessly on my network. I can tell you the speed is nice but this type of usage sucks the batteries dry in short order. Wi-Fi is nice but to me(just my opinion) is overrated in a PDA. Now if they would just bring EV-DO to my area!

 
03-10-2005, 12:26 AM   #18

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1x does show it’s latency when compared to the WIFI. I actually haven’t used EVDO yet, but WIFI works great all over my house.

On a side note, when the card is inserted in the top, the SanDisk bar code sticker is facing up, while the shiny label (looks more presentable) is facing back. The green light that indicates a signal (or looking for one) is facing away from me. I have to turn the ppc around to see it. Does everyone’s card insert in this backwards manner?

 
03-16-2005, 05:00 PM   #19

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Sandisk just let me know that their WiFi-only SD card has been discontinued. Has anyone had good results with another manufacturer’s card?

 
04-10-2005, 01:58 PM   #20

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Sandisk SDWSDB-000

Hiya, I just got my verizon xv6600. it seems like a nice ware but I tried getting my Sandisk wifi to work it in and the damn thing wont recognize it. The software installs fine however. There were 2 different versions of software. I tookt he pocket pc 2003 version and when i installed it it did say that it wasnt designed for this version of pocket pc 2003. I am probably gonna return this phone if I cant get wifi to work it in. Mine is the one with the camera if that makes a difference. Anyone have to do anything special to get the sandisk wifi card to work? I know the card is good as it works in my regular hp pda just fine.

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