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    I have a 750/WM6/AT&T phone, and I see that they have added "INTERNET SHARING" to the program menu. Of course, in typical MS fashion, there seems to be NO documentation as to set-up and use.

    I would like to set up a BT connection between my laptop and my phone so I can use the HSDPA Internet access for my laptop. It gets SO boring at work with no net access...

    So, I was wondering if anyone has set this up yet, and if so, how to do it... Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Tom
    Tom McElvy
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    Treo 650 --> Treo 680 --> Treo 750 WM6 --> Treo 750 WM5 -> WM6 -> Treo Pro
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    Its pretty simple really. You can use your phone as a HSDPA modem either over USB or bluetooth.

    Over USB you merely start internet sharing, click connect and plug your phone's USB cable into your desktop. Your desktop computer needs a driver, which ships with Vista, but is included in the activesync software on XP. Thats all.

    Over bluetooth its pretty much the same. You make sure bluetooth is on, select bluetooth from the drop-down box, select connect, it will ask you to make your phone discoverable if its not already.

    On the desktop you need to pair with your phone (needed only the first time), and then select "Join a Personal Area Network" from the bluetooth utility, chose your phone and bob's your uncle.

    After all the initial setup, the next time you just start internet sharing, click connect on your phone, and on your desktop click on the bluetooth icon and select Join a Personal network.

    Surur
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    ...I a using XP. Do I need to install ActiveSync, like we had to do using TREONET, or will the laptop see it immediately (I will be using Bluetooth for the connection -I hate cables!)

    Thanks for all the info...it seems a bit clearer now....
    Tom McElvy
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    Treo 650 --> Treo 680 --> Treo 750 WM6 --> Treo 750 WM5 -> WM6 -> Treo Pro
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    If you do it over bluetooth, no. You only need to make sure your desktop bluetooth stack supports bluetooth personal area networks.

    If you want to use it over USB (which is good because your phone gets charged at the same time) you need the RNDIS driver, which is easiest to get by downloading and installing Activesync.

    Surur
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    I've done both and I definitely recommend using the cables. The 3G radio can be a power hog, but combine it with a BT radio and you'll drain a battery fast.

    As surur mentioned, the USB cable will keep you charged while you surf.
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    Also, using Bluetooth will limit your data speed to somewhere around 400kbps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by holmes4 View Post
    Also, using Bluetooth will limit your data speed to somewhere around 400kbps.
    True. On GPRS it's not an issue as GPRS can't go that fast. However, it is a bottleneck on 3G.
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    Thanks everyone! I will experiment this weekend!
    Tom McElvy
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    Treo 650 --> Treo 680 --> Treo 750 WM6 --> Treo 750 WM5 -> WM6 -> Treo Pro

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