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Wireless modem
Authored by: donvy on Apr 27, '02 02:36:34PM

Bluetooth does allow you to use your phone as a modem, without having to align any ports - you can have your phone in your pocket the whole time.

With the DLink Bluetooth USB adapter on my PowerBook, I can connect to the Internet through my mobile phone provider's GPRS connection through Bluetooth. I can also select to dialup to my ISP or the office network through my mobile phone - still through Bluetooth. Speed is like a 33.6 modem though. The T68i's battery life lasts about 2 days when Bluetooth is constantly on.

My PDA also has a Bluetooth connection, and I can HotSync to my PowerBook via Bluetooth. I don't see much point in this yet, since they're not too far from each other when you initiate a HotSync connection. Perhaps when these devices start "sensing" other Bluetooth devices and sync themselves automagically once you've paired them, that would be cool.

With the PDA connection to the mobile phone via Bluetooth, I can check email using Eudora, surf the Net using Blazer, and use those Palm VII PQAs for whatever, like FedEx tracking, for instance.

One can also do SMS text messaging from the PDA, and sync your mobile phone's addressbook to your Palm PDA's addressbook. There are even software available on the Palm OS to do EMS which take advantage of the T68/T68i's EMS messaging features. I haven't ran across MMS software though, not yet anyway.

All of the above are nothing new, we've always been able to do these things with wires. What's cool is now they're all wireless!



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Wireless modem
Authored by: spiritquest on Sep 14, '02 08:50:06PM

I got a MITSUMI bluetooth adapter recently and using GSM Remote X I could download all of my numbers - It works really well with InfraRed too.

I've got this Nokia 6310i and its a nice phone( as I didn't have to pay much for it :)) - I hit a snag after setting up the bluetooth preview software - setting up the phone to connect to the mac and vice versa works, hunting down a relevant Modem Script is just as important. Now I can dial up to my ISP remotely with my phone in my pocket :)) Except it is only allowing traffic to flow in one direction (IN) so therefore no data packets are of any use, as there is no ping !!

Anyone out there experienced this before .. I can't think of what would make it behave that way .. the firmaware on the phone is a little old, and its being upgraded on Monday (the firmware is the software that makes the cellphone/mobile work, its just like the OS on your computer) I;ve heard bluetooth and GPRS is a bit buggy on early Nokia firmware releases.

Well hopefully I can get round to experimenting with filetransfer soon :)



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Wireless modem
Authored by: jgardner on Sep 26, '02 11:34:31AM

What modem description did you use (in the bluetooth modem network settings) for your t68i?



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Wireless modem
Authored by: Bilal on Oct 16, '02 08:24:24AM

I am trying to establish a connection between my iBook OS X and sony ericsson T68i phone but cannot dial out. Getting setup error messages. I am using DLink USB bluetooth adapter. Can someone please help me setup this.



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Why a Bluetooth hotsync is cool...
Authored by: MacMatt on Jan 29, '03 02:22:52AM

> My PDA also has a Bluetooth connection, and I can HotSync to my PowerBook via
> Bluetooth. I don't see much point in this yet, since they're not too far from each other
> when you initiate a HotSync connection.

Ahh, but think of it in a desktop/office world where you have agents out in the field most of the day, but are in the office once or twice a day. One scheduling computer with a bluetooth access point. You enter the main office door and punch the hotsync button on your bluetooth palm while you walk to your cube/office your schedule is retrieved, which was updated while you were out in the field. Likewise, if you left early the previous day, the next morning grab your palm, punch the hotsync, put it in your pocket as you grab your coffee, hit the watercooler, and then head out the door once your palm chirps to indicate a completed hotsync.



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