Month: August 2005

Dave’s Ipaq – Kaspersky Lab Releases Security for PDA Version 5.5 @ Dave’s iPAQ

Kaspersky Lab, home of one of the world’s foremost internet security labs, today announced general availability of Kaspersky Security for PDAs v. 5.5, the latest version of Kaspersky’s suite of protection for handheld devices and smartphones. This updated suite provides a wide range of important upgrades and improvements, including a new user interface, advanced data encryption and automatic update capability for perpetual protection.

Kaspersky Security for PDAs is designed to advance protection for one of the nascent but growing target areas for hackers and virus writers: the incredible explosion of portable electronic communication devices used in both personal and business settings. The suite offers comprehensive protection for handhelds running PocketPC and Palm OS, and smartphones running Microsoft Smartphone 2002 and Windows Mobile 2003 for Smartphone, and safeguards users while still allowing them full control and access to stored data.

“The incredible usefulness of handheld devices has made them ubiquitous extensions of corporate networks that are ripe for corruption,” said Steve Orenberg, President, Kaspersky Lab, Inc. “Kaspersky Security for PDAs extends our award-winning detection and industry-leading updates to this set of devices, which will continue to be significant targets as we’ve seen with the recent Cabir and Commonwarrior attacks.”

Kaspersky Security for PDAs v. 5.5 has improved virus detection and disinfection functions, along with a new antivirus monitor that complements existing functions by tracking application activity in real time, ensuring that malicious code cannot be executed. Updates to antivirus databases can be downloaded automatically, providing perpetual protection even as new threats are attempted. Version 5.5 is also designed to protect aspects unique to smartphones. Kaspersky Security for PDAs 5.5 not only detects and removes viruses on the internal memory of smartphones, but also protects the memory card, as infected objects are quickly identified and can be immediately deleted.

A new aspect of Kaspersky Security for PDAs v. 5.5 of great interest to network administrators is the ability to encrypt data stored on handheld devices. Now unauthorized users will be blocked from accessing confidential information, and PocketPC users can create hidden folders where stored data is encrypted and folders are password protected. In the event that a Palm OS users’ password to lock their device is bypassed and a malicious user gains access to the memory card, the encryption will still protect their stored information. New cryptographic algorithms from the Intel library are also incorporated to further heighten security when the program is run under PocketPC.

About Kaspersky Lab, Inc.

Headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, Kaspersky Lab, Inc. delivers the industry’s most immediate protection against Internet-born viruses and threats. Kaspersky is unmatched in the speed that it detects and disarms even the most sophisticated new attacks. Kaspersky offers complete security protection with advanced anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam, and firewall capabilities, supported by rapid response and automated hourly updates from its world renowned virus detection lab. Kaspersky is the software of choice as the anti-virus engine behind many of the industry’s leading security solutions, protecting more than 75 million users worldwide. The company provides live 24x7x365 tech support from engineers with 15+ years of leading anti-virus lab research experience. Superior round-the-clock protection, ease of use, robust functionality, and cost-effectiveness make Kaspersky ideal protection for small and medium sized businesses.

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Dave’s Ipaq – Socket Communication’s Wi-Fi Companion @ Dave’s iPAQ

INTRODUCTION:

Having worked with another WiFi Utility for a long time, I started noticing more and more that other users were complaining that it did not support WPA-PSK/TKIP Connections. Unfortunately, because I did not have a WPA compliant WiFi Router at the time, I could not test for possible issues like that. Of course, this all changed when I recently obtained a new WiFi Router that supported WPA-PSK/TKIP Connections! So I found myself unable to connect even though I had the right drivers. I went looking and found this program, and I have to say, It is a wonderfully well designed and thought-out product. It’s GUI is simple and intuitive, so the learning curve is next to non-existent; yet the program provides a wealth of information to those wishing to use it to troubleshoot their connectivity problems.

OVERVIEW:

For those who troubleshoot wireless problems on a regular basis, I highly recommend this product. It is a one-stop-shop solution that I have yet to experience a problem with. This program is, like my previously reviewed product, software that I feel that I will always keep on my iPAQ. As such, I have placed it in my permanent library of indispensable and highly useful programs.

PRODUCT CLAIMS:

Socket Wi-Fi Companion is an intuitive and graphical utility that displays your connection properties at a glance. There’s even a Power Save utility, so you can adjust the power settings when using battery power.

Basic features:
Wi-Fi Companion provides users with a friendly, easy-to-use interface to manage WLAN connectivity. The main page icons provide single tap access to browse the web or check email, find WLANs in range, install security certificates, view IP addresses or modify profiles.

Advanced features:
The Ping Utility enables users to check network connectivity to another device or host network. Trace Route enables users to identify the number of hops to connect to the Internet and possible sources of delay.

Features & Benefits

Wi-Fi Finder

Find Wi-Fi hotspots in range. Connect to wireless networks securely with a single tap. Manage power save settings to maximize battery life of Windows Mobile devices. Works well with all WLAN security protocols supported by Windows Mobile (WPA, WPA-PSK, 802.1x, 40/128-bit WEP, Open). Connect to Wi-Fi networks quickly and stay connected to the right network. Check network connectivity and survey your network range. Check each hop in your connection to the Internet to see where delays occur.

(Reviewer’s note: Socket Communication has also released a slightly different build of this product for users of their external Network Adapters, which can be found at www.socketcom.com/support/support_wlan.asp.)

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06-25-2005, 06:28 AM   #1

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antenna problems

recently the plastic piece that covers my 6315 antenna fell off and I cant find it
Does anyone know where I can find a piece to replace it

 
06-25-2005, 07:00 AM   #2

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Here you go. Foxconn has just about every part for the iPAQ

http://www.services.foxconn.com/store/Product.asp?relatenum=0&Category.Id={15E44270-1EE3-4B43-BC9F-402CA3ADCB36}&Product.Id={11D5F2A0-1E98-49FE-AC0E-DCA131649667}

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Isn’t this Covered under the warranty?

 
06-25-2005, 04:43 PM   #4

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in short no. unless you can prove it was a manufacturing defect.

 
06-25-2005, 04:48 PM   #5

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I saw some other guys complaining about this cover falling of their iPAQs. Sorry I can’t refer you to this forum cause it’s in hebrew but I’ll send them here to comment.

 
06-25-2005, 07:44 PM   #6

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what forum was it?

 
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How old is your 6300?

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It should be covered under warranty for a least a year.

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childhood83
How old is your 6300?

I purchased my Ipaq in April of this year

 
06-26-2005, 07:01 AM   #11

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I would assume it’s a warranty issue. Bring it back to where you bought it and see if they can help…otherwise, call HP.

Remember, you get more with honey than vinegar so be nice with the rep that you talk to on the phone. Keep us updated!! Good luck!

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This is not a warranty issue, the cover will pop off if you snag it against something. That is not a maunfacturing defect, it is considered operator error. I consider it poor design, along with the protuding phone keys. (Who the heck would design an attenna cover with a couple of clips holding it on instead of screws?) I bought my replacement at

http://www.pdasmart.com

 

Dave’s Ipaq – iPAQ hw6500 Video Presentation @ Dave’s iPAQ

Since I have never seen anywhere else I was lucky to get my hands on the link you will give you a thorough video overview of the hw6500 iPAQ Mobile Messenger. This video gives an excellent overview of the 6500 along with video and audio content! You wont want to miss this. Also Jack, Steve and I have talked about the hw6500 in last weeks podcast which you can download here.

Video Overview

Interesting I noticed that all the photo’s I have seen at MEDC only show one signal identifier not two like this video shows. If you look at the top of the device you will notice two green signal identifiers.. Hmmm what could that be?

Dave’s Ipaq – Ebay Anywhere via wireless Handheld and Phone @ Dave’s iPAQ

The new software tool Abidia Wireless enhances eBay Auctions with effortless, anytime, anywhere, access via wireless handheld and mobile phone devices; featuring customizable real-time synchronization with an eBay account, wireless searching, cached browsing, wireless bidding, and the ability to effortlessly supervise auction listings on-the-go.The next generation technology features a convenient auction experience comparable to a personal computer; users are allowed to bid, search, browse, and monitor live auction listings from the eBay site. Abidia Wireless 3.0 makes it easy to carry item listings and visual images as well as buyer and seller lists in your pocket. Easy, on-the-go supervision of real-time auction status is a simple install away.

Additionally, the wireless tool offers a streamlined interface allowing instant access to eBay auction information.Users can customize the options for their needs, from wireless searching, cached browsing, wireless bidding, and the ability to supervise auction listings while on the move.Abidia Wireless is a convenient way to monitor auction status, including the current price, the amount of bids, the high bidder, as well as the seller and start and end times. With the improved user interface, information is easy to view, and simple to access. Abidia technology provides an experience comparable with a desktop browser in speed, ease of use, and rich multimedia presentation. Abidia designed the new version to give customers a better choice for viewing eBay content.This new technology provides an experience comparable with a desktop browser in speed, ease of use, and rich multimedia presentation. The developer designed the new version to give customers a better choice for viewing eBay content. In addition to Windows Mobile 5.0, Smartphones, Palm Powered devices, BlackBerry Handhelds, Symbian Series 60 and UIQ devices are currently supported. Apparently eBay has a WAP version of their service with slightly limited features for free.

Features: Abidia Wireless incorporates top-notch features to support both buyers and sellers. Monitoring item status becomes a simple task that is always at hand and available. View real-time status of current items, and items that have been won, lost, bought, and sold. Buyers: Monitor or add items to the watch list, view any items current price, image, or compare prices. Buyers: Never miss out on an auction again by bidding upon items directly from your wireless device. Sellers: It’s easy to check the amount of bids on items for sale, and determine who the winning bidder is. Sellers: Research similar items, compare prices, and see pictures, away from a PC, anywhere! User-friendly interface designed specifically for wireless devices, small screens, and ease-of-use. Dynamic support for Hi-Resolution VGA devices including large item images and descriptions. Sync with your Overstock.com Auctions account, minimize cost by selecting what and when to sync. Effortless configuration; easy searching, browsing, watching, bidding and monitoring in real-time. Browse cached listings and images on your wireless device, choose when to sync and update. Install directly from your Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC, via SMS to phone, or via your personal computer. Support for any networking technology including ActiveSync, WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, CDMA and GSM.

Availability:

Abidia Wireless 3.0 is immediately available from the APPCRAFT.org Website at http://www.appcraft.org, or the Abidia Wapsite at http://wap.abidia.com, for registered users only.

About Abidia

Abidia is a privately held company founded in February 2002. Abidia is the worldwide market leader of online auction tools and service for mobile phones and wireless handheld devices for auction sites provided by eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) and Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK), with software released for Windows Mobile, Palm OS, RIM Blackberry, Symbian OS, and J2ME.

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Dave’s Ipaq – Battery Pack Pro – New Version Released @ Dave’s iPAQ

Omega One has just released a new version of Battery Pack Pro. This software has been a top sellar for several years and now it has just got better.

Power Time

World time view. See where it’s daylight, or check when your friends / customers are awake or at work. Gets the latest exchange rates & weather conditions for each city. * Battery Bar can now show up to 6 items. * Battery Bar shows Power Time information. * New Power Application brings all Power… components together for the first time. * Fully Windows Mobile 5.0 compatible. * English, Français, Deutsch, Español, Italiano, Traditional Chinese, Catalan. When you upgrade from an older version of Battery Pack / Battery Pack Pro or any other battery monitor product you purchased – get the latest version of Battery Pack Pro with Power Time for just $9.99, and get a free copy of 1-Pass (total value $49.98). Offer expires July 31st 2005.

To take advantage of this special offer, click here if you are an existing Battery Pack / Battery Pack Pro customer, or e-mail [email protected] with a e-mail receipt of your qualifying battery monitor product.

New to Battery Pack Pro? Just click here to get this top selling product for just $29.99.

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Dave’s Ipaq – Boingo and Tropos in a New Partnership @ Dave’s iPAQ

Boingo Wireless® and Tropos Networks™ today announced a partnership that will enable operators of Tropos-powered metro-scale Wi-Fi networks to allow Boingo® Roaming System users to access their networks. Network announced a partnership that will enable operators of Tropos-powered metro-scale Wi-Fi networks to allow Boingo Roaming System users to access their networks.

The two companies have successfully completed joint interoperability testing of their equipment and software, demonstrating that Tropos-powered metro networks can be easily integrated into the Boingo Roaming System. The testing showed that municipal network operators can install Tropos equipment knowing it is Boingo ready” and can join the Boingo network and offer Boingo roaming services on their network.

Tropos makes it fast, simple and easy to deploy metro-scale Wi-Fi networks,” said Ron Sege, president and CEO. By partnering with Boingo as the industry’s leading aggregator, we are taking a gigantic leap toward making seamless Wi-Fi ubiquity possible worldwide “ a huge opportunity and benefit for our service provider customers and mobile users.”

The large coverage area and indoor/outdoor nature of metro Wi-Fi services broadens the appeal of wireless Internet access for both today’s laptop devices and tomorrow’s Wi-Fi-based phones and other consumer electronics,” said Dave Hagan, Boingo president and CEO. Working with industry leader Tropos ensures that as metro wide Wi-Fi networks are deployed, Boingo and Boingo partner customers can access these networks as well as hot spot locations around the world.”

The announcement focuses on Tropos’ MetroZone Pilot Pack, a turnkey Wi-Fi solution for localized areas of up to one-half square mile. The MetroZone Pilot Pack contains one Pronto Hotzone Gateway with a Pronto OSS software license for up to 100 concurrent users and five Tropos 5110 outdoor Wi-Fi cells, and includes one year of technical support. If the network is a paid-access network, subscribers of the Boingo service and subscribers to services offered by Boingo Platform Services partners (currently MCI, EarthLink, Fiberlink, Infonet and Telecom Italia) can use it as part of their regular monthly service fee, while non-Boingo users can pay a daily connect fee to go online.

Operators of free hot zone networks can join the Boingo network and get exposure for their network in the Boingo software and in Internet Wi-Fi directories sponsored by Boingo. Joining the roaming system also encourages higher usage by business and corporate users because they have customized their Boingo software with features needed to securely access their corporate networks.

Paid-access hot zone operators are able to tap into the vast Boingo software user base and to generate revenue every time a Boingo user connects on their network. When a hot zone operator joins the Boingo Roaming System it will earn a connect fee for every user connect and also a bounty for every new Boingo user. All related marketing, billing, toll-free technical support and other back-office services are handled by Boingo or its Platform Services partners.

Hot zone operators can also qualify for Boingo marketing support, which provides window stickers, posters, table tents and other promotional materials that can be used to promote the hot zone. There is no cost for a metro network operator to join the Boingo Roaming System.

The Tropos Metro-Scale Wi-Fi System

Municipal Wi-Fi service providers and operators use Tropos 5110 Wi-Fi cells, an outdoor-optimized and ruggedized wireless mesh system based on the 802.11 standard. The Tropos 5110 quickly and economically uses the intelligent Tropos Predictive Wireless Routing Protocol (PWRP) to provide pervasive coverage over metro areas. The Tropos PWRP routes traffic wirelessly, eliminating up to 95% of the wired backhaul associated with traditional access point solutions. Tropos Wi-Fi cells form a wireless mesh, dynamically routing traffic along the highest throughput path to a wired gateway. This intelligent routing negates effects of radio frequency (RF) interference, wired backhaul failure and node failure. PWRP also scales to thousands of nodes with the lowest routing overhead in the industry. Network support costs are minimized via the central management capabilities of the Tropos Control Element Manager, a configuration, monitoring and maintenance tool.

Tropos Wi-Fi mesh networking systems are used for a variety of metro-scale public Internet access and mission critical applications nationwide including public safety; database access; residential, business and mobile user internet access; video surveillance and automated meter reading, to name a few.

The Boingo Service

The Boingo Roaming System integrates the networks of 85 hot spot operators worldwide into a single roaming system with more than 12,000 locations that are easily and securely accessible by end users. With the company’s award-winning Boingo software, users can detect available networks and easily manage their access to that network. Through its Platform Services offering, Boingo provides service providers with a turnkey Wi-Fi service, including the network, award-winning client access software, and a complete suite of back-office billing, roaming, mediation and clearinghouse services.

Dave’s Ipaq – MobilePlanet acquired by eXpansys Group @ Dave’s iPAQ

Chatsworth, California. — April. 4, 2005 – The UK based eXpansys Group today announced that they have acquired MobilePlanet Inc., the leading US multi-channel reseller of mobile computing and wireless products. MobilePlanet posted revenues of USD $21 million in 2004.

The Acquisition will help to secure the groups position as the premier specialist online retailer of mobile devices in the world with a forecast turnover of $200 Million for the next financial year.

MobilePlanet will continue operations under its own brand name and as a separate company taking advantage of Expansys’ warehousing, logistics and software development facilities, the company plans to maintain all existing customer, supplier and partner relationships and will actively seek new partners of all kinds for the combined business over the coming months.

Roger Butterworth CEO of eXpansys Group said ” We are delighted to be completing this deal to bring together the two largest players in the online market for mobile devices in the USA, we are looking forward to bringing the best of MobilePlanet and eXpansys to all of our customers worldwide ” eXpansys Holdings Ltd, a company based in Manchester, England is the leading worldwide specialist distributor of mobile technology which owns eXpansys and Portable Add-Ons. With operations in the U.K., U.S., Europe and Asia the companies serve customers in over 140 different countries. By expanding its position in the U.S. market, this acquisition is a major step in the international development of the business.

The U.K. group plans to use the MobilePlanet brand name in the U.S. and other key markets to accommodate this the group holding company, eXpansys holdings Ltd will be re-named as Mobile and Wireless Group Ltd (M&WG), eXpansys and Mobile Planet will continue to trade separately. CONTACTS

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Quote I will keep everyone informed.. All orders will continue to be placed as normal. I am looking forward to seeing if we can open to our international customers. This now makes Expansys a huge force globally.

HP Bluetooth Headphones

…and the technology from HP continues to make my life easier! HP’s NEW Bluetooth Headphones give you comfort, great sound and wireless connectivity.

I absolutely love walking on the shores and woods of Maine enjoying the stunning scenery. I have spent the past few months discovering the wonders of Maine and of course, I always have some sort of technology attached so I can have the best of all worlds. Clearly, the reason I love my SCOTTeVEST is because I can carry it all or at least what I need for the day. Besides a multitude of pockets to carry what I need, it has a PAN (Personal Area Network) to wire my vest enabling me to listen to my MP3s or a small radio I carry all the time.

It is hard to believe that I have not acquired an iPod yet, but I have always felt that my iPAQ could serve the same purpose. Now with the availability of memory cards that have significant storage and low prices, that decision to hold off was the correct one for me. All of us acquire a vast library of CDs, each having one, two or three songs that are favorites. Compiling them into play lists that I can carry in my iPAQ has been a great experience but I always found that having that wire connected gave me a feeling of being restricted and I hated having a wire flopping around. Of course, that problem was solved with the routing of the wires through my SCOTTeVEST but still, I just dislike dealing with wires.

Bluetooth connectivity has evolved to such an extent that the concept of wires is fast becoming a dinosaur. HP has designed and implemented this technology to near perfection. Giving you exceptional high quality stereo sound, this device is going to change your listening experience with your iPAQ.

The behind the head design of the HP Bluetooth Headphones gives you a secure fit while you’re on the move and the placement of the controls makes your experience very comfortable. Raising your right hand up to your ear, you can easily adjust the volume controls, power on/off, play/pause, and track fwd/back controls. Each function is conveniently placed on the ear piece for easy access. It took me less than a minute to know where each control was placed and its function. I found that making any adjustment was a piece of cake. Kudos’ to the engineer that made this design…it truly is user friendly.

I couldn’t wait to try out the headphones when they arrived. I was surprised when I opened the package because there were just the headphones, a very tiny device that had a strange connection on one end and a connection for power on the other, the AC adapter with multiple power connectors, carrying case, extra earpads and the install software. I don’t know why I was surprised; after all, I was just getting a pair of headphones. Well, it didn’t seem like much but boy was I about to be surprised.

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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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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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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.

 
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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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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…

 
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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…

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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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?

 
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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.

 
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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

 
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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?

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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Speed?

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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.

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

Mike

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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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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

 
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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!