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Topic # 6524 1-Feb-2006 11:44
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I am able to setup shared internet connections with my palm and I start receiving the data. But after a couple seconds (or about 50-70k) the connection is lost.

When I view "My Network Access", it shows a good connection for the first bit, then the signal strength suddenly drops to nothing. I am not out of range, I am right beside the computer.

The palm does not register the connection loss, and still allows me to "Disconnect" even though I am already disconnected so to speak.

Anyone experienced a similar problem or know how to fix this one?

Palm Tungsten e2 with Iogear Bluetooth Adapter

NOTE: I can Hotsync with bluetooth fine with no connection loss. I can also ping websites well until the connection is lost.

thanks,

Alex

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Reply # 27593 1-Feb-2006 11:48
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Make sure your Bluetooth adapter is connected directly to a USB port, not a USB Hub. Also make sure the Power Management box is unchecked (Start | Control Panel | System | Hardware | Device Manager | Universal Serial Bus Controllers | USB Root Hub | Power Management).

Check for interference from other sources - microwave oven, cordless phones, Wi-Fi access points, medical equipment or anything using the ISM band (2.4GHz).

Also, check that this USB port is not faulty. It pays to use a PCI USB card sometimes.







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Reply # 27595 1-Feb-2006 12:07
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Well I've tried almost everything:
- I have no USB Hub
- I unchecked the box
- I do not have Wi-Fi
- The microwave is off
- As is the cordless phone
- And I've switched the adapter around to all my USB Ports

Still the "My Network Sharing" says not connected after ~75K

Also, the odd thing is that last week I purchased a Kensington Bluetooth Adapter, and I got the internet to work on my Palm.

I returned the Kensington because I was not satisfied with the range (67 ft vs. 330 on the Iogear).
I was able to setup that one quite fast.

I am beginning to wonder what differences the Iogear has vs. the Kensington that it causing me so many problems

Could it be the adapter?

Any advice?

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 27596 1-Feb-2006 12:10
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There are differences between brands, but most share the same chipset (there are a couple being used I think). It can be something with the hardware, but it will be hard to pinpoint.

Also, Bluetooth is a personal area network technology, suitable for very small spaces - don't think you can get better than 5 to 6 m radius wth a PDA...







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Reply # 27597 1-Feb-2006 12:13
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I simply want to be able to access the internet from anywhere in my house, which the Kensington did not let me do.

I have read on amazon.com on customer reviews for the Iogear that say they have got the internet to work... so it is possible.

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Reply # 27598 1-Feb-2006 12:14
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It is possible but "access the internet from anywhere in my house" will probably require Wi-Fi instead of Bluetooth...







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Reply # 27632 2-Feb-2006 07:47
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In the reviews I have read, many people have found this to be possible.

But that is beside the point. I wanna know why its not working!

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