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  1.    #1  
    I've looked at the other threads, with instructions how to type in a code on the Treo to change it to "tethered mode", meaning it would act like a modem and could then be connected to the Mac, etc.

    But the Verizon Treo seems to use different codes for the underlying functions. The instructions go like this:

    5) Dial (just like a phone number) ##TETHERED (##83843733) then press the dial button
    6) The Treo should now read "Tethered Mode On"

    but when I try it, it just acts like I'm typing a phone number and tries to call it. Anyone have any luck with this?
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    so is anyone using a Verizon Treo as a modem on the Mac?
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    Get Wireless Modem (notifymail.com/palm/wmodem/). It works great with my Mac (12 inch Powerbook, OS 10.3.4). There's a 14 day trial, then cost is 37.50. Make sure you get it to work before buying. See threads in treocentral for help with setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdadoc
    Get Wireless Modem (notifymail.com/palm/wmodem/). It works great with my Mac (12 inch Powerbook, OS 10.3.4). There's a 14 day trial, then cost is 37.50. Make sure you get it to work before buying. See threads in treocentral for help with setup.

    Thanks. I'll try it out. There are instructions that allow you to link up the Treo as a modem without paying for a separate program, but as I said there seems to be no easy way to turn on tethered mode.

    Will see if wireless modem works for verizon
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    Turning on teathered mode is the easy part (the ## way is for sprint phones, the GSM phones have a different code, I think...search around maybe the verizon uses those?). The hard part is getting the drivers so that the powerbook sees the treo. What I have such a hard time believing is that there are linux drivers somewhere, but noone has ported or tried them on OSX. I know wireless modem works, but that is too much money for a poorly made and poorly supported program. (Ive tried the demo).

    PS- obviously i know verizon isn't GSM, but maybe you can try the GSM codes.
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    Has anyone gotten this to work yet?
    I tried Wireless Modem and could not get my mac to recognize their was a phone attached to it.

    Any Ideas?

    Cris...
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    I had problems getting it to work at first, but I was forgetting to change the modem in the modem setting menu. You have to use the au cdmaOne C413S by sony. Once I checked that, it worked like a charm. Make sure that you have the enable modem option in the wirelessmodem software set to no on the treo until you have the software on the mac up and running. If you follow the instructions with the wirelessmodem software to a "T", it should work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matzentosh
    There are instructions that allow you to link up the Treo as a modem without paying for a separate program...
    Where are these instructions? I couldn't find anything in google. Are they in the developer's documentation?
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    Does this work with the Verizon Version of the Treo 600, I could not get it to work and then spoke to a Verizon Data Specialist that told me that the Treo 600 Could NOT be used as a tethered modem.

    Cris...
  10.    #10  
    Finally figured out how to turn on tethered mode on a Verizon Treo 600. This works apparently for all special instructions, such as getting the signal strength, etc. On a Sprint Treo, you dial ## and a number; for Verizon, you dial #*#

    So to turn on tethered mode, you dial

    #*#tethered, which is #*#83843733 and push the dial button.

    Full instructions on how to use a Treo with the Macintosh are on this web site:

    http://www.sprintpcsinfo.com/modules...howpage&pid=41

    but to make it work, just substitute #*# for ##
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    Matzentosh,
    Ok I got the phone to go into tethered mode no problem, followed the instructions on the site you referred to but still no luck it tried to connect once and failed the second time it crashed my laptop. Black Screen Yikes. Anyways is there a particular username and password to use in the PPP setup? Also what modem script do i use?

    If someone could help get me to the point where i can actually use this phone as a modem for my laptop, i will cancel one of my highspeed accounts and finally be able to justify spending 44.99 on the Verizon Data Plan ;-)

    Thanks,
    Cris...
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    Quote Originally Posted by coastalfog
    Matzentosh,
    Ok I got the phone to go into tethered mode no problem, followed the instructions on the site you referred to but still no luck it tried to connect once and failed the second time it crashed my laptop. Black Screen Yikes. Anyways is there a particular username and password to use in the PPP setup? Also what modem script do i use?

    If someone could help get me to the point where i can actually use this phone as a modem for my laptop, i will cancel one of my highspeed accounts and finally be able to justify spending 44.99 on the Verizon Data Plan ;-)

    Thanks,
    Cris...
    Ok, Cris. First, don't ask Verizon for help. They don't want to admit that the Treo can be used as modem, because they want you to pay for everything. But you don't need to pay for separate data service, if you log on using the Treo you automatically use your regular minutes (including nights and weekends). Verizon will lie and say you can't but you can.

    Next, what kind of Mac, and which operating system do you have? (WirelessModem claims it can work in OS9 but I didn't try it). I have successfully done this using a Powerbook G4 15 inch, the old Titanium 800 mhz one, OSX 10.28. I've tried the new WirelessModem program and it works. I've also used the instructions from the web site I listed above, and that works too, as long as I use #*# instead of ##

    This is what I did: Installed the new version of WirelessModem on the computer and the Treo. Followed the WirelessModem instructions to set up the computer and the Treo. That's the key, it's fairly detailed and complicated, but if you do that, everything should work. Here are the instructions:

    Mac OS X Users (connecting via USB cable) - Treo 300/600
    Download the WirelessModem image
    Copy the files to your hard drive
    Install WirelessModem.prc on your Treo
    Quit System Preferences on your Mac
    Launch WirelessModem on your Mac. The first time you run it, you will be asked to enter your administrative password.
    Connect your Treo to your Mac
    Select Wireless Modem for PDA Modem Port (on Treo)
    Select USB Generic 2 (USB HotSync for Treo 600) for Laptop Connected Via (on Treo)
    Select 230,400 for the speed (on Treo)
    Close System Preferences, if open (on Mac)
    Tap Yes to Enable Modem (on Treo) (for some reason this didn't work for me the first time, but it did the second time)
    Launch System Preferences (on Mac)
    Click Network
    From Location menu, choose New Location
    Enter Sprint PCS ***
    From the Show menu, choose Network Port Configurations
    Uncheck all but WirelessModem (if you don't see WirelessModem, you did something wrong...go back to the beginning.
    From the Show menu, choose WirelessModem
    Click PPP tab
    Enter Sprint for Service Provider ***

    Enter #777 for Telephone Number. Don't enter a username or password ***

    Click PPP Options
    Uncheck Use TCP Header Compression
    Click OK
    Click Modem tab
    Select "au cdmaOne C413S by Sony" for modem
    Make sure that you check "Wait for dial tone"
    Click Apply
    When done, quite WirelessModem on your Mac. You will not be able to HotSync when it is running.
    Select another location (from Network pane or from the Apple menu) such as Automatic to go back to your old configuration

    *** or in my case I substituted "Verizon" for Sprint, and used the following username and password:
    user: your10digitnumber@vzw3g.com and the password is vzw

    Now that's what I did first. WirelessModem worked, but I wasn't convinced I wanted to pay for the service. Then I discovered how to manually turn on tethered mode; fired up the OLD version of WirelessModem on the Mac only, not on the treo - this is the version that web page I listed above has a link to - and then activated the network setting I had previously set up using the instructions here. Voila.

    Seems complicated to me, but it did work. However, I have not been able to get very fast connection speeds; using the Treo's little web browser for some reason seems to work better than using the Treo in tethered mode.
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    Matzentosh you are my all time idol ;-) thanks a million shedding the light on this I'm writing this from my treo connection to my G4 Tibook. I had everything correct the only thing i was missing was the username and password and it fired right up.

    I did a modem test and this is the speed i'm getting right now
    Average throughput was 52.21 Kbps

    Not to shabby, fast enough for the things i need to do here at home and not have to pay another 50.00 per month DSL bill, i already have one of those at the office.

    Thanks again.

    Cris...
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    I followed your instructions exactly but I never get WirelessModem as a Network Port option. What could I being doing wrong or what could cause that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Androw
    I followed your instructions exactly but I never get WirelessModem as a Network Port option. What could I being doing wrong or what could cause that?
    Make sure the Treo is on and connected using your hotsync cradle. Turn on tethered mode on the Treo. Turn on the old WirelessModem program on the Mac. Then turn on System Preferences and follow the instructions to make a new location using WirelessModem.

    As I said, I first did the full setup using the current version of WirelessModem for Mac and Treo, then after I saw it worked, I erased the WirelessModem files from the Treo, and used only the older version on the Mac, turning on tethered mode on the Treo manually. I didn't try setting things up using tethered mode at first because I didn't know how, so your milage may vary.
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    ok i know this is probably a stupid question but when i'm using the treo in tethered modem mode it is using my data plan isn't it and not my voice minutes? Please confirm.

    thanks
    Cris...
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    Quote Originally Posted by coastalfog
    ok i know this is probably a stupid question but when i'm using the treo in tethered modem mode it is using my data plan isn't it and not my voice minutes? Please confirm.

    thanks
    Cris...
    Depends on your plan. I have the America's Choice plan, with 500 peak minutes free and unlimited night and weekend minutes. When I go online, I use plan minutes. I think Verizon has some way of telling what is a voice and what is a data minute, but because sending photo's and text messages count as data, the end result for us is simply that our minutes are used as if it was voice.

    This means after 9 pm and before 6 am, or on weekends, I can use the Treo web browser or use it as a modem as much as I want.

    Verizon is also happy to sell you a separate data plan on top of your regular plan, usually unlimited data for an extra $45 a month. I have broadband at home so for mild to moderate use I don't see any reason to pay for a separate data plan.

    However, over on Howardforums there is a thread http://www.howardforums.com/showthre...hreadid=430540 about a guy who used some sort of massive amounts of phone time on the web using his "unlimited" minutes, and Verizon decided they were going to change the definition of unlimited to 100 mb of data (after the fact) and cancelled his plan, or tried to.

    Also, Howardforums has extensively covered the entire issue of using Verizon phones for internet connection without paying for a separate data plan, and Verizon routinely says this is ok for the present until they can figure out a way of reliably telling the difference between picture messaging and internet use. In other words, they don't want us to use regular plan minutes, but they can't figure out how to stop it, other than to monitor total usage time.

    Take home message: don't abuse the privilege, in which case it should be just fine to use your regular plan minutes (including weekend and night unlimited minutes) to connect to the internet; if you plan on using it a lot, then it might make sense to pay for a separate data plan.

    Oh, and one other thing: the Treo does not automatically terminate the data connection once you start web browsing or emailing etc. If you don't manually terminate the data connection, you continue to use your minutes as long as the Treo stays on! if you are connected during peak minutes, you can easily run up hundreds or thousands of minutes of time. You can tell by the presence of double green arrows over the signal strength bars (means active data transfer) but the grey arrows (for standby mode or some such) also count as using your minutes. So with a Treo program such as Eudora, or the built in web browser, go to preferences and choose disconnect.

    If you are using tethered mode, there is a stop button that will turn off wireless mode altogether on the treo, ensuring you have stopped your session, but then you have to turn wireless mode back on yourself to use the Treo as a phone.
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    Thanks Matzentosh, I did sign up for the unlimited data plan for 44.99 as I was burning through my voice minutes.

    So i just want to be sure that if i use the treo as a modem that it's using the data and not the voice one would assume that it is, but I guess i better get the definitive answer.

    Thanks,
    Cris...
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    ok just called verizon and they confirmed that if you have the unlimited data plan that indeed when using the treo as a tethered modem it comes out of your data plan

    Cris...
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    I am using a TI G4 PB with OSX 10.3.5 and I cannot get the new(1.1.2) Mac version of WirelessModem to work with my Verizon Treo 600 with either WirelessModem.prc installed on the Treo or with the Treo in tethered mode. The Palm Handheld device is never recognized.

    However, the old Mac version of WirelessModem works fine with either tethered mode or WirelessModem.prc recognizing the Palm Handheld device right away. So I guess I cannot purchase version 1.1.2. Sure is weird!!

    Frank
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