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    I have another related question to this thread. Is there any way (aside from a dial up connection) to use a treo 650 as the access mechanism for a laptop computer to access the internet? Sort of the inverse of what plug2net offers. Instead of using a computer to give a Treo access to the net, use a Treo to give a computer access to the net.

    I travel quite a bit with both my Treo 650 and my computer. There are times when my treo has access to the Sprint PCS Network but there is no WiFi available for the laptop to get to the Internet. I am wondering if there is a way to use the Treo to enable the laptop to get to the net. My laptop has bluetooth. Thanks in advance...
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    Is there any way (aside from a dial up connection) to use a treo 650 as the access mechanism for a laptop computer to access the internet? Sort of the inverse of what plug2net offers. Instead of using a computer to give a Treo access to the net, I would like to use a Treo to give a computer access to the net.

    I travel quite a bit with both my Treo 650 and my computer. There are times when my treo has access to the Sprint PCS Network but there is no WiFi available for the laptop to get to the Internet. I am wondering if there is a way to use the Treo to enable the laptop to get to the net. My laptop has bluetooth. Thanks in advance...
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    Yes, you can do this. Who is your carrier? If you use the search function, you'll find a ton of information.
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    Try PDAnet from www.junefabrics.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkY
    Yes, you can do this. Who is your carrier? If you use the search function, you'll find a ton of information.
    Wow - thanks for the quick response. I use Sprint PCS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkolenda
    I have another related question to this thread. Is there any way (aside from a dial up connection) to use a treo 650 as the access mechanism for a laptop computer to access the internet? Sort of the inverse of what plug2net offers. Instead of using a computer to give a Treo access to the net, use a Treo to give a computer access to the net.

    I travel quite a bit with both my Treo 650 and my computer. There are times when my treo has access to the Sprint PCS Network but there is no WiFi available for the laptop to get to the Internet. I am wondering if there is a way to use the Treo to enable the laptop to get to the net. My laptop has bluetooth. Thanks in advance...
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    Thanks Bill, Ronbo and Mark. PDANet works well. I am getting 74 kbs download speed using an 802.11b wireless router, a Comcast Cable modem, and a Kensington Bluetooth USB device. Definately suits my needs! - Matt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gamble
    You're looking for PdaNet
    PDAnet does not care who your carrier is. It does not even care whether or not you have data service. It does expect your Treo to be connected to an Internet service, either via direct data service, GPRS or Vision, or dial-up. The data services are a premium service, metered or flat-rate for about $40/per month. Dial-up comes out of your voice minutes.

    I used PDAnet over GPRS this am. Works very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkolenda
    Thanks Bill, Ronbo and Mark. PDANet works well. I am getting 74 kbs download speed using an 802.11b wireless router, a Comcast Cable modem, and a Kensington Bluetooth USB device. Definately suits my needs! - Matt
    Congrats on getting it to work so quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whmurray
    PDAnet does not care who your carrier is. It does not even care whether or not you have data service. It does expect your Treo to be connected to an Internet service, either via direct data service, GPRS or Vision, or dial-up. The data services are a premium service, metered or flat-rate for about $40/per month. Dial-up comes out of your voice minutes.

    I used PDAnet over GPRS this am. Works very well.
    Yes, my mistake, neither the Comcast cable modem nor the 802.11b wireless router factor into the equation. I am using Sprint Vision for access and the data service is included in my plan. So I am just paying for the PDANet software ($34), which is very reasonable given what it provides. Thanks again.

    Matt
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    If your laptop has BlueTooth functionality, why not use Bluetooth DUN (Dial-Up Networking)?
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    Why on earth would you want that instead of having the Treo standalone access to Internet?

    Can Treo do this to say for example Cox Communications network in Orange County, CA? (I might as well be specific.)
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    You can get a Bluetooth USB dongle or PCMCIA card, get ShadowMite's modified Bluetooth DUN files for the treo, and then use your Treo650 as a modem to hook up to the Internet for your PC.

    I read lots of posts here and got it working in a hour or two. It works just fine on my Verizon account, and as a bonus, I can now HotSync via Bluetooth too...

    -Warr
    Progress? Well, at least I can get color traffic maps now...
    Psion 3a -> Psion 3c -> Palm IIIXE -> Palm VIIx -> Kyocera 7135 -> Treo 650 -> Centro
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    Quote Originally Posted by wernst
    You can get a Bluetooth USB dongle or PCMCIA card, get ShadowMite's modified Bluetooth DUN files for the treo, and then use your Treo650 as a modem to hook up to the Internet for your PC.

    I read lots of posts here and got it working in a hour or two. It works just fine on my Verizon account, and as a bonus, I can now HotSync via Bluetooth too...

    -Warr
    The OP is on Sprint so the hack won't be needed as long as he has the latest firmware (1.12.)
    MaxiMunK.com The Forum That Asks, "Are You Not Entertained?"

    Remember: "Anyone that thinks the Treo should just work right out of the box, shouldn't own a Treo..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by smcracraft
    Why on earth would you want that instead of having the Treo standalone access to Internet?

    Can Treo do this to say for example Cox Communications network in Orange County, CA? (I might as well be specific.)
    The Treo will connect (your PC) to the Internet via whoever your cellular carrier is (and get an IP address from them). From there you can connect to any server on the Internet.
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    I use pdanet but I can only send email out, I can not browse the web or read my email.

    Any idea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TroutyMontreal
    I use pdanet but I can only send email out, I can not browse the web or read my email.

    Any idea?
    Are you using a software firewall, like Norton or ZoneAlarm? If you disable it, do things work then?
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