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#179 28-Apr-2003 01:40
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Hi all,

Here is my tale of woe. I bought a Toshiba e740 Pocket PC with built in wireless. I have a wireless network at home.

Initially, I could only connect to the internet using the PPC when it was cradled. Each attempt to connect would bring up a dread "unable to connect with current settings" window, with the option to click a settings button that let me adjust precious few settings.

I struggled with this for about four hours. Then, on a whim, I unchecked the power saver checkbox in the connection settings, and lo... it worked. I was now free to surf the web in bed, in the bathroom, etc, etc, etc.

So, it was fine for a few days. Then, I made what seems to be a mistake... I looked at a web page on the internet while the PPC was cradled. Since then, whenever I try to go to a web page when it's not cradled, I get, once again, the "unable to connect with current settings" dialog, and the chance to adjust-- again-- precious few settings.

Can anyone help? I haven't changed *any* settings on the PPC. I simply went to a url while it was cradled, and then it ceased to find the internet when uncradled, permanently.

Thanks in advance!


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  #227 28-Apr-2003 07:38
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You might want to go to and download the free program vxUtil. This is like an enhanced version of ipconfig on your PC.

Try pinging say this will tell us if you are connected to the internet.

They also have vxIPConfig it maybe as simple as resleasing your ip adddress and renewing it. See


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Wannabe Geek

#1949 23-Oct-2003 20:50

Raptisoft, your comment about the Powersave checkbox was a great help to me. I have an e755, but it apparently affects both units the same way. Prior to clearing Powersave, I could ping successfully from the PPC to my Main PC and to my laptop, but could not ping out from either one to the PPC. I consistently got timeouts, even when the PDA was within feet of the wireless router. As soon as I cleared it, pinging became clean both ways, and operation has been much more stable. Also was finally able to wirelessly sync on Avantgo reliably.

After clearing that major hurdle, I was eventually able to configure my network so that I can now wirelessly ActiveSync between the PPC and my PC, using a VPN connection to the PC. That was the nastiest configuration I have attempted, but I'm thrilled that I finally got it going.

Regarding your new problem, you probably have already tried it, but I have found pressing the reset button on the side of the unit to be a good next to last resort to clear up communications problems, without the catastrophic loss of data and programs that occur with the full reset switch on the bottom.


Vic W


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  #1992 25-Oct-2003 11:43
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dear raptisoft,
the reason that this happend is when you went to the web sight while in the cradle it was cached to the pda memory, Now the memory is taxed and the pda will not work properly, most often it causes freezing problems and sync problems. You can hard reset the pda, ( after you have backed up your data) and then you should not have any further problems connecting,

Be sure that in you connections icon you have the three fields set like this,


Power saving unchecked and you should be back on track
a soft reset may work but it will not remove the cached web page,

BDFL - Memuneh
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#1993 25-Oct-2003 12:13
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No need for hard reset, and this issue is not related. If you need to clear cached pages, just open Pocket Internet Explorer, open Tools | Options and tap the Delete Files.

Don't do a hard reset because of this.



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