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    Like a bunch of other people I am eagerly awaiting a bluetooth SDIO card for the T600, but suppose one never comes. It does seem likely that we'll eventually get a SDIO 802.11 card. So my question: if we had the wifi card, could we use the Treo as a wireless modem connected to a laptop or another PDA with wifi INSTEAD of bluetooth?

    I'm guessing that some other sort of software would need to be written, perhaps basically something to bridge the internal modem to the wifi card. Anybody have anthing more informed to say about this?

    Regards,
    --Mathew
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    Originally posted by mathewlu
    Like a bunch of other people I am eagerly awaiting a bluetooth SDIO card for the T600, but suppose one never comes. It does seem likely that we'll eventually get a SDIO 802.11 card. So my question: if we had the wifi card, could we use the Treo as a wireless modem connected to a laptop or another PDA with wifi INSTEAD of bluetooth?

    I'm guessing that some other sort of software would need to be written, perhaps basically something to bridge the internal modem to the wifi card. Anybody have anthing more informed to say about this?

    Regards,
    --Mathew
    Well you wouldn't be connecting the Treo right to your computer. I would assume if you had a wifi capable computer, you'd have a wireless router. That's what you'd be connecting to.
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    Originally posted by letsgoflyers81


    Well you wouldn't be connecting the Treo right to your computer. I would assume if you had a wifi capable computer, you'd have a wireless router. That's what you'd be connecting to.
    No I think you're misunderstanding the question. Bascially I want the Treo to connect to the Internet, and then the computer to connect to the Treo (thence to the internet) via WiFi. In other words, completely out of range of a WiFi base station. Another way of thinking about this, the Treo itself would become the base station, packet bridging between the WiFi card and its internal modem.

    The question: is the possible?

    Regards,
    --Mathew
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    Originally posted by mathewlu


    No I think you're misunderstanding the question. Bascially I want the Treo to connect to the Internet, and then the computer to connect to the Treo (thence to the internet) via WiFi. In other words, completely out of range of a WiFi base station. Another way of thinking about this, the Treo itself would become the base station, packet bridging between the WiFi card and its internal modem.

    The question: is the possible?

    Regards,
    --Mathew
    OK, I see what you're saying now. Yeah, I did misunderstand your question. I would assume it's POSSIBLE, given the right software for the wifi card. But considering there's no wifi card for Palm at all, it's hard to guess. Sandisk has been working on releasing one, but I don't know what the specs would be. My suggestion would be to check out PPC forums because Sandisk has a wifi card for PPC PDA's. Ask those people if the card has that ability. That should give you an indication of what the Palm version might be able to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mathewlu
    I'm guessing that some other sort of software would need to be written, perhaps basically something to bridge the internal modem to the wifi card. Anybody have anthing more informed to say about this?

    Regards,
    --Mathew

    Do you mean a BT-to-wifi bridge? Those already exist in the market like from Possio. Kinda expensive though...

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    I think he means using internet connection sharing with a laptop and the 650 except using the 650 as the gateway computer. It's a feasable passibility, but one that I doubt we'll be seeing.
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