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Works OK with a few issues
Authored by: ksujeff99 on Jan 22, '03 11:26:29AM
I am using a Sanyo 5300 with the cable I bought directly from Sanyo for $30. Like others have said, about 10 seconds after I plugged the phone into my Powerbook a dialogue box appeared declaring that a new network setting was available. I configured the PPP settings to use the username/password of web/web and to dial the number #777. I changed the Modem script to Sprint PCS Vision and that is it! Using the modem menu bar icon I choose 'Connect' and if everything is working right the phone's display changes to a white packet Tx/Rx screen. I am able to connect about ever fourth time. If I hit connect and nothing changes on the phone, I choose disconnect, unplug the phone, plug it back in, and try again. I seem to get better results if the phone is not "sleeping" when I try to dial. Dialing only takes 3-4 seconds and then I'm connected.

Another problem I am finding is the timeout issue. If I don't send/receive any data for about 20 seconds the connection goes south. My solution to this is to just open up terminal and use the ping command. I ping a random IP address (the address doesn't matter--vision doesn't let the ping go through anyway). The ping command will attempt to send a small packet every few seconds. You can see on the phone's Tx display that thre is data being sent as well. So far using this method, I have managed to keep a connect up for over 30 minutes with no problem.

System info: PowerBook G4 800, 10.2.3, Sanyo 5300, Sanyo brand phone to USB cable

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Works OK with a few issues
Authored by: r2mac on Jan 23, '03 08:52:50PM

Just for information,
I have a Samsung N400 and tried connecting using the ATD#777 with the configurations described above and it worked well the first day. Today I tried it and could only get connected once, which was a good one (after about an hour of iChat I disconnected). When I would get connected it would connect then it would disconnect immediatley, and sometimes it would say that there was a crossed connection. But then after that I could not get it to connect for anything. So I will definitely try it using the "PCS Vision" method as stated above, and see how that goes. If anyone has any ideas it would be great.

Also, being that I sell Sprint PCS phones (though I DO NOT work for Sprint), I have had a couple of customers ask about the "catch" in the usage-since the Vision is "unlimited"-and I asked my representative what it was, if there was one. According to him the Vision is used like the usage on your phone, so I am assuming that since it is "unlimited" then it is the same for laptop connectivity. But we shall see when I get my bill next month, because I have heard of Sprint charging people for connection charges, though it was an unusal circumstance. But, if I don't get any charge I will be sure to let everyone know!

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