Palm TX internet connection without mobile phone

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When there is no wi-fi and no internet-enabled computers nearby, I
guess most people with a Palm TX can use their mobile phone to connect
to the internet via bluetooth.

In such a situation, does anyone know a way to connect to the internet
via something other than a mobile phone? For example, I know that
laptops can access the internet across the mobile phone network
through a USB device.



Re: Palm TX internet connection without mobile phone

On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 06:23:18 -0800 (PST), wrote:

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I'm not sure I'm following your question correctly, as you have to
have *something* in order to make the 'net connection.  That something
needs to be:

1.  A wifi connection
2.  A mobile phone that connects to your TX via Bluetooth (or a cable
in the old days when Bluetooth wasn't a standard - I used to do this
with my old Handspring Visor).
3.  A Bluetooth link from your TX to a computer with a Bluetooth
adaptor, which will allow you to share your 'net connection provided
you have that set up on your computer (ICS).

I suppose you could make the link via some type of serial to USB
connection but why go through all of that when that when a simple
Bluetooth adator for your computer is so inexpensive and it's built
right into your TX...

Maybe I'm missing something from your question.

Re: Palm TX internet connection without mobile phone

On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 06:23:18 -0800 (PST), wrote:

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I suppose that you would do so the same way that you would connect
with your mobile phone. For example when I open my TX's preference
panel (from the little Bluetooth icon in the TX's toolbar) and click
on the "Setup Devices" button, it gives me an option to pick my
"Trusted Devices." When I click on "Add Device," my TX shows my
cellphone and my Mac Mini which has a Bluetooth radio. When I click on
it, my TX asks me for a four-digit passkey and my Mac Mini spends and
eternity "gathering additional information" about it. If your computer
should have a similar but hopefully less frustrating way to connect
with your PC to your PDA via Bluetooth.

There is also a program called "MochaPPP" which allows your Palm to
connect to the Internet via a serial cable or through a regular
hotsync cable. It's available at: /.

There are probably other ways to connect your Palm to your computer
but these are the two that occur to me off the top of my head.
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