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01-13-2005, 04:18 PM   #1

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Dave: I have the Audiovox VX660 on Verizon. I’m a recent convert from Palm and pdaNet. I cannot understand how to get the Internet Explorer on the VX6600 to work – I need to add a modem or something, much less get my laptop to use it for a modem to get onto the internet which I desperately need to accomplish in the next 48 hrs for a business trip. Sure would appreciate some help if anyone knows what I need to do – I’m not real low tech but I struggle with some of the instructions like “put that on the 6600” an old guy who is a computer newbie

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01-13-2005, 05:20 PM   #2

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Hello Ron. Welcome to Dave’s iPAQ. I will wait and let David answer your question on the Verizon EV-DO Internet connection since he has this service and I do not. Most people who use their cell phones as modems for internet connectivity use Bluetooth to connect the two devices together. The VX6600 has Bluetooth. So, the first question is, does your laptop have Bluetooth? There are cable that can be used to connect phone and laptop, but this phone is so new that I do not know if any after market companies are making accessories for it yet. If you do not have Bluetooth built into the laptop, you can buy a Bluetooth adapter. They are available as USB Devices and SDIO Cards. If you have a Toshiba laptop, Toshiba sells a SDIO Card specifically for their laptops. All of their newer laptops actually come with software support for this card built in. My new Toshiba M205 Tablet PC came with the software. But, I have not ordered the card yet. It is on my “want” list. You will need to “Pair” the devices for them to link up for the connection and setup the services that you want the Pair to share. Unfortunately, I do not have one of these phones and do not know anything about the Bluetooth system on your laptop (if you have one) so I can not give you a detailed step-by-step direction to tell you how to make it work. This will require some RTFM on your end. (Read That Fine Manual)

So, reply back and let us know if you have the Bluetooth hardware or will need to go buy it. We will see if we can help you from there. The other moderators here on the forums may even have additional suggestions for you.

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01-13-2005, 10:31 PM   #3

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My laptop is a HP pavilion zv5000 and I had thought it had Bluetooth, but now I’m beginning to think that it just has WiFi built in. I’m willing to spring for a bluetooth adaptor for it. I sure appreciate the help.

 
01-14-2005, 09:24 AM   #4

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Okay. Go out and get a Bluetooth Adapter. They can be found at most computer and office supply stores. Make sure to get one that specifically says it supports Windows XP. Some of the older units do not play nice with XP. Once you have it setup and configured try to pair the two devices. Come back here and let us know if you run into trouble. Remember to RTFM.

I am going to split this thread from the FAQ thread since it is not really following that line. Hope you do not have trouble finding it when you come back to our site.

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01-14-2005, 10:35 AM   #5

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So far no luck for me with the Bluetooth and using the 6600 as a modem. I have googled it and found that that may not be the best approach but to instead use it as a USB modem via the cradle. I have downloaded some instructions on how to do this and will be testing it out. The short of it is that this is not a very “blessed” approach but it will work faster than Bluetooth. More to come…

 
01-14-2005, 12:07 PM   #6

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Originally Posted by SeanF

So far no luck for me with the Bluetooth and using the 6600 as a modem. I have googled it and found that that may not be the best approach but to instead use it as a USB modem via the cradle. I have downloaded some instructions on how to do this and will be testing it out. The short of it is that this is not a very “blessed” approach but it will work faster than Bluetooth. More to come…

I bought an extra cradle just for that but it is a lumpy thing to carry around with me. Whatever it takes I”’ do it. I live on the road 50% of the time and was just happy as a lark getting my mail with the Treo and pdaNet which took about 1 min to set up. Lost in space on this thing – At least I have Microsoft Voice Command working and that is nice. I appreciate any and all help folks.

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01-17-2005, 09:08 PM   #7

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Ron Two issues first are you speaking about Pocket IE? On the actual phone? Or are you speaking about your Internet explorer on your computer. Two different issues. If you cant launch PocketIE on the phone something was not configured properly on the PocketPC? Please elaborate..

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Dave: I have the Audiovox VX660 on Verizon. I’m a recent convert from Palm and pdaNet. I cannot understand how to get the Internet Explorer on the VX6600 to work – I need to add a modem or something, much less get my laptop to use it for a modem to get onto the internet which I desperately need to accomplish in the next 48 hrs for a business trip. Sure would appreciate some help if anyone knows what I need to do – I’m not real low tech but I struggle with some of the instructions like “put that on the 6600” an old guy who is a computer newbie

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02-13-2005, 01:07 AM   #8

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how were you able to connect to the internet through the usb? I’ve been trying to connect using a belkin usb bluetooth device, but the most i’ve been able to do is share files? what do i need to do to use my xv6600 broadband connection through a laptop?

 
02-13-2005, 02:09 PM   #9

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I know this is piling on questions, but reading the above and looking at adaptors for non-bluetooth laptops now has me confused. What is the difference (other than form factors) between a USB bloototh adaptor (for laptop) and a PC card adaptor? Is the card more capable? It is certainly more expensive, like 3x more.

 
03-17-2005, 09:48 AM   #10

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I am struggling with this as well. I read one article here in this forum about how to use the xv6600’s ev-do connection so a laptop can get online via bluetooth and I followed it to the letter (at least I thought). I can send files but cannot connect to the phone’s Personal Network. Anyone have any success with this?

TIA

 
03-17-2005, 10:06 AM   #11

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Did you ever notice that when you post to a group you almost always find a possible solution on your own? Oh well.

I was able to make this work by creating a dial up networking connection and using the DUN adapater provided by the phone through bluetooth. I dialed #777 and was on the internet. It seems like there should be other ways to do this though?

 
03-20-2005, 12:03 PM   #12

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configuring bluetooth PC to use xv 6600 as broadband modem

I too am looking for the magic steps to take to set up. On the Tablet PC Fujitsu 5020d (which itself is a very cool device) I go into custom bluetooth discovery mode and find the quickly find my xv 6600 and I am offered 3 services (Dial-up networking, Group Ad-hock and serial port).

I have played around with each of these services but don’t which one to keep hacking at until i get it to work. The Agroup Ad-hock has a service name of “National Access” so I have focused on that one, but I keep getting a “Connection from the Pocket_PC has been denied” message.

 
03-20-2005, 06:48 PM   #13

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It sounds like you are right where I am. I created a dial-up network connection using the COM port that the xv6600 presents to my laptop and I am able to connect. This may be the best/easiest way – I don’t know. I was hoping someone else could chime in and confirm one way or another.

 
03-23-2005, 01:29 PM   #14

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Speed?

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Originally Posted by bartelme

It sounds like you are right where I am. I created a dial-up network connection using the COM port that the xv6600 presents to my laptop and I am able to connect. This may be the best/easiest way – I don’t know. I was hoping someone else could chime in and confirm one way or another.

Are you getting Broadband internet access, or dial up connection to a land based modem?

Mike

 
03-23-2005, 05:33 PM   #15

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Are you getting Broadband internet access, or dial up connection to a land based modem?

Mike

Verizon Broadband. I am dialing #777 from my dial-up network connection on my laptop.

 
03-23-2005, 07:26 PM   #16

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VZW instructions….

Hey guys, I just wanted to chime in on this because I have just set this up myself this week. I called VZW and they were nice enough to provide me with the attached document. Just follow the instructions….very simple. First off I want to reiterate what dave was hinting at……sure your VX6600 has Bluetooth….but your other device (Laptop,Desktop. what have you) needs to have bluetooth as well. There are ALOT of choices for bluetooth adapters out there. Most are USB based. I bought mine from CompUSA….it was the IOGEAR class 1 adapter. I’m not exactly sure if class matters, I am just telling you what has worked for me. So once you have the Bluetooth set up on the device you are wanting to get on the internet with follow the instructions on the attached document. One thing that took me a while to figure out is that the Key is actually the name of your device. Mine was Pocket_PC, just look at the name of your Pocket PC if it is any different. Hope this helps you all….I have found this to be MUCH more reliable than the USB Cradle option Dave Spoke of on his original review of this PPC. If this is Bluetooth is not able to work for you…..the cradle option is an alternative. Jake PS….I am always connecting @ 100kbps with bluetooth….with the cradle option it is a higher bandwidth.

PSS It looks like I am unable to attach this Word Doc, just send me private message and I will send it to ya.

 
03-26-2005, 12:21 AM   #18

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OK, here it is. On my PC, BLUETOOTH Dial up networking establishes a 230Kbps connection to my xv6600 w/c; and a speed test against CNET Servers from my mobile Pentium tablet PC came back at 165 Kbps. This does not surprise me (only 165) because inside my home, my phone switches back and forth from EV-DO to 1_xrtt

Now I’m getting excited about my new phone. And FYI I returned the Moto 8250 headset and got a BT800. Ecost, 97.00 2days!

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03-29-2005, 06:26 PM   #19

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Service agreements

First, let me promise that I have no interest in policing what VZW users do on the network. I just was looking over plans and saw this part. As a caution to those connecting through Verizon’s data network, keep in mind the terms of your service agreement. In the National Access agreement, this can be found: “Unlimited PDA/Smartphone and BlackBerry® Plans: …The Unlimited plans cannot be used: (1) for any applications that tether the device to laptops, PCs, or other equipment for any purpose, (2) for uploading, downloading or streaming of movies, music or games, (3) with server devices or with host computer applications other than the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, including, without limitation, Web camera posts or broadcasts, continuous jpeg file transfers, automatic data feeds, telemetry applications, automated functions or any other machine-to-machine applications, (4) as substitute or backup for private lines or dedicated data connections…”

http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/…eSort&catId=329

 
04-04-2005, 10:18 AM   #20

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Hi there. Just curious… In the attachment that you provided, the USER NAME is listed as: [email protected] Is that the standard generic user name, or is that YOUR user name?

Thanks!