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Topic # 5351 21-Oct-2005 10:06
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hi am thinking about buyin a pda with bluetooth however im not sure now because i have a hi speed adsl modem (as fast as broadband, telefone line) will my pda be able to connect through bluetooth to my acer n30 for "free" internet access???? or is this only possible with lans. By the way my adsl modem connects to pc through usb and shows up as a dial up connection. many thanks joe

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Reply # 21845 21-Oct-2005 10:38
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Welcome to Geekzone...

It depends on what PDA. If it's one of the new Windows Mobile 5.0 then it will not connect to a LAN service your computer offers through Bluetooth. If it's a previous version, it will connect only if it's running a Widcomm-based Bluetooth software (most HP and Dell).

However if you connect to ActiveSync your PDA will automatically have Internet access through a shared connection. With any PDA (regardless of what software is used), if you connect Activesync via Bluetooth then it will have Internet access (not as fast though as the LAN service).

You will find the Bluetooth limits a little frustating in terms of range - max of 10m, but more like 5m. If you really want to use your PDA, you could consider a wireless router (providing it supports your ADSL connection).

Some routers have wired and wireless ports. You can then connect your computer to the router via ethernet cable for maximum performance, and use the wireless part for your PDA.

It's faster than Bluetooth, and with longer range.







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Reply # 21846 21-Oct-2005 10:46
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i am goin to get an acer n30 w/ bluetooth. So if i connect my pda to activesync through bluetooth , it will get internet (as long as my adsl modem has connected) i think it runs on windows mobile 2003 premium. many thanks for the previous reply joe

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 21850 21-Oct-2005 10:59
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rite sorry if im buggin u this is the last one, im using a wanadoo broadband dial up (adsl, still broadband) modem with username login etc , just got to b 100% sure tht it will work wiv activesync and reconise the connection. cheers mate

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Reply # 21851 21-Oct-2005 11:03
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Yes, the connection will be shared from your computer - providing you are connected to it through ActiveSync then your Pocket PC will have Internet access while your connection is active.







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Reply # 21852 21-Oct-2005 11:06
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cheers u are the best man.

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