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    I'm thinking this isn't possible but figured I would ask here.

    I recently discovered Softick PPP. I like it a lot. I have been using it to Network hotsync to my main PC in the other room and for streaming MobiTV without using the phones connection.

    When I want to use Softick PPP I have to change the service type on the Palm from Sprint PCS Vision to the LAN one that I created to use with Softick PPP. It's a manual process. When I un cradle the Treo i have to remember to change that back to PCS Vision or else when I try to open a network app it fails when trying to use the LAN/Cradle/PPP connection.

    My question is this. Is there a way to specify a Network / Service type based on if the Treo is in a cradle or not? Or to try one and then the other, or do I have to manualy switch between the two?

    Thanks.
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    Modify your LAN network record and tap Details; set Fallback to your Sprint connection. Then, if your device is unable to make a LAN network connection, it will attempt to use the Sprint Network.
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    when I click details I only see Idle timeout, no fall back options. Nothing in advanced for fallback either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by booya
    when I click details I only see Idle timeout, no fall back options. Nothing in advanced for fallback either.
    Ah, too bad. I guess Sprint chose to drop that option.
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    I don't like to use fallback so much because then it has to time out one before falling back to the other.
    I use the program called "Net Select" to quickly change between network profiles. It's no different than prefs>network> then selcting the network profile, but NetSelect just makes it really fast and convenient. I can't live without it now.
    In the house and office I select bluetooth (Softick PPP) and out of the house I switch back to wireless (Cingular GPRS in my case.)
    http://mytreo.net/downloads/details-702.html?NetSelect
    Set it to pop up on "Silk:Find." When you *hold* option-find (option-left shift) Net select will pop up. If you just tap option, then tap find, it'll still pull up the "find" dialog. This way you get to still use find when you select that quick key option.

    A bit of a trick (bug). You have to pull up net select, select the net profile, then select OK. Then pull it up again and click "disconnect" then "connect." If you don't don't do the first step (OK,) while it may have connected to the new network profile this time, the next time it'll still be on the last one selected.
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    Booya, can you provide a little more detail about how you stream MobiTv using Softick PPP? My understanding is that it is sort of a reverse-DUN, so you would be using your computer internet connection on your Treo. So - how do you access MobiTV without using your phone connection and your data plan?
    Quote Originally Posted by booya
    I'm thinking this isn't possible but figured I would ask here.

    I recently discovered Softick PPP. I like it a lot. I have been using it to Network hotsync to my main PC in the other room and for streaming MobiTV without using the phones connection.

    When I want to use Softick PPP I have to change the service type on the Palm from Sprint PCS Vision to the LAN one that I created to use with Softick PPP. It's a manual process. When I un cradle the Treo i have to remember to change that back to PCS Vision or else when I try to open a network app it fails when trying to use the LAN/Cradle/PPP connection.

    My question is this. Is there a way to specify a Network / Service type based on if the Treo is in a cradle or not? Or to try one and then the other, or do I have to manualy switch between the two?

    Thanks.
    Treo 750 and iPhone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Levyesq
    Booya, can you provide a little more detail about how you stream MobiTv using Softick PPP? My understanding is that it is sort of a reverse-DUN, so you would be using your computer internet connection on your Treo. So - how do you access MobiTV without using your phone connection and your data plan?
    Yeah it's just like a reverse DUN.
    SoftickPPP hosts a PPP connection on your computer and routes all internet traffic through your computer's network connection (broadband.)

    SoftickPPP connects to Treo in one of 3 ways:
    1) USB hotsync cable or cradle
    2) IR
    3) Bluetooth

    #1 sets up a USB conduit driver that allows the Treo to connect to it through the hostync manager
    #2 SoftickPPP can do IR if you install an IR reciever (but why would you use this method, it's slow.)
    #3 Bluetooth

    Basically the set up is like this:
    Install a bluetooth adapter in your PC, and create an incoming virtual bluetooth com port for it. You'll get "COM3" for example which is an incoming bluetooth connection.

    Install and run softick PPP. Tell it to use COM3 for incoming serial connections.

    On the Treo you add the PC's bluetooth adapter as a trusted device.
    To to Prefs>Connections and add a connection with:
    Connect to: PC; Via: Bluetooth; Device: (bluetooth PC name)
    To to prefs> Network> create a new network profile with:
    Connection: (THe one you just created under connections for bluetooth)

    Now you use this new network connection that, when connected goes through SoftickPPP, through your PC, and uses the broadband on the PC instead of connecting to the internet through the Cellular data connection.

    What this is quite litterally doing is doing a direct COM (Serial) connection to the PC, then attempting a PPP type network protocol over the serial connection. The bluetooth is just a wireless serial connection.
    Softick PPP is the host that accepts that PPP network protocol connection.
    It uses the PC's network card as the internet gateway.
    Just like what a modem PPP server bank does at an ISP when you dial in via 56k modem from a PC.

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