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Old 03-09-2009, 09:54 PM
Lon
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Default Which broadband modem should I ask for?

We're old customers with five phones and a perfect payment history. In
return for contract extensions we will receive one broadband modem and
free service - mine!

My laptop doesn't have a built-in broadband modem, so which USB modem
would be the best choice?

Or, does it make more sense to use a Treo 755p as modem? If so, with
what software?

Thanks!

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Old 03-09-2009, 10:22 PM
William H. Bowen
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Default Re: Which broadband modem should I ask for?

Lon <londotpennelli@gmail.com> wrote:

>We're old customers with five phones and a perfect payment history. In
>return for contract extensions we will receive one broadband modem and
>free service - mine!
>
>My laptop doesn't have a built-in broadband modem, so which USB modem
>would be the best choice?
>
>Or, does it make more sense to use a Treo 755p as modem? If so, with
>what software?
>
>Thanks!


Lon,

You can use your 755P, and it does do EVDO but only Rev. 0 (which is
only at about 1/2 the speed of dedicated USB broadband cards with do
EVDO Rev. A). If you use a 755P as a broadband modem remember you
cannot make or receive phone calls when you're using it as a modem. As
far as software, you don't need to add any software to the Treo and on
the PC all you need is Windows Dialup Networking.

From my own experience I'd HIGHLY recommend any of the Sierra
broadband cards. I have a 595U at it works great. The Novatels are OK
but avoid the Pantechs like the plague.

Regards,
Bill Bowen
Sacramento, CA

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Old 03-09-2009, 11:08 PM
Lon
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Default Re: Which broadband modem should I ask for?

William H. Bowen wrote:
> Lon <londotpennelli@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> We're old customers with five phones and a perfect payment history. In
>> return for contract extensions we will receive one broadband modem and
>> free service - mine!
>>
>> My laptop doesn't have a built-in broadband modem, so which USB modem
>> would be the best choice?
>>
>> Or, does it make more sense to use a Treo 755p as modem? If so, with
>> what software?
>>
>> Thanks!

>
> Lon,
>
> You can use your 755P, and it does do EVDO but only Rev. 0 (which is
> only at about 1/2 the speed of dedicated USB broadband cards with do
> EVDO Rev. A). If you use a 755P as a broadband modem remember you
> cannot make or receive phone calls when you're using it as a modem. As
> far as software, you don't need to add any software to the Treo and on
> the PC all you need is Windows Dialup Networking.
>
> From my own experience I'd HIGHLY recommend any of the Sierra
> broadband cards. I have a 595U at it works great. The Novatels are OK
> but avoid the Pantechs like the plague.
>
> Regards,
> Bill Bowen
> Sacramento, CA



Bill,

Thanks much. 1/2 speed is fine for text, and using the phone means one
fewer gadget in my bag.

I looked up Windows Dialup Networking (XP) and got confused, as it asks
for ISP. I thought Sprint itself provided that connection to the
internet. I have a home account with Roadrunner - should I use their
traveler's dialup connection?

Best
Lon

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Old 03-12-2009, 07:21 PM
TeddyBare
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Default Re: Which broadband modem should I ask for?



"Lon" <londotpennelli@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:gp440i$f1v$1@news.motzarella.org...
> William H. Bowen wrote:
>> Lon <londotpennelli@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> We're old customers with five phones and a perfect payment history. In
>>> return for contract extensions we will receive one broadband modem and
>>> free service - mine!
>>>
>>> My laptop doesn't have a built-in broadband modem, so which USB modem
>>> would be the best choice?
>>>
>>> Or, does it make more sense to use a Treo 755p as modem? If so, with
>>> what software?
>>>
>>> Thanks!

>>
>> Lon,
>>
>> You can use your 755P, and it does do EVDO but only Rev. 0 (which is
>> only at about 1/2 the speed of dedicated USB broadband cards with do
>> EVDO Rev. A). If you use a 755P as a broadband modem remember you
>> cannot make or receive phone calls when you're using it as a modem. As
>> far as software, you don't need to add any software to the Treo and on
>> the PC all you need is Windows Dialup Networking.
>>
>> From my own experience I'd HIGHLY recommend any of the Sierra
>> broadband cards. I have a 595U at it works great. The Novatels are OK
>> but avoid the Pantechs like the plague.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Bill Bowen
>> Sacramento, CA

>
>
> Bill,
>
> Thanks much. 1/2 speed is fine for text, and using the phone means one
> fewer gadget in my bag.
>
> I looked up Windows Dialup Networking (XP) and got confused, as it asks
> for ISP. I thought Sprint itself provided that connection to the internet.
> I have a home account with Roadrunner - should I use their traveler's
> dialup connection?
>
> Best
> Lon


To use your phone, you need to connect it to your computer with cable or
bluetooth. The connection should be broadband and not dialup. The usb will
be the better way to go as your phone will not be tided up while you are on
the computer.


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Old 03-13-2009, 01:22 AM
Bill Kirkpatrick
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Default Re: Which broadband modem should I ask for?

I use and highly recommend either the Sierra 597 USB modem or its newer
replacement the 598u, which is currently free with a new two year contract.
They both plug in to USB ports and have all the necessary drivers and
software included that self-installs when you first plug in the modem.

"Lon" <londotpennelli@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:gp3vlo$1t2$1@news.motzarella.org...
> We're old customers with five phones and a perfect payment history. In
> return for contract extensions we will receive one broadband modem and
> free service - mine!
>
> My laptop doesn't have a built-in broadband modem, so which USB modem
> would be the best choice?
>
> Or, does it make more sense to use a Treo 755p as modem? If so, with what
> software?
>
> Thanks!



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Old 03-13-2009, 02:26 PM
Roger 2008
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"Lon" <londotpennelli@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:gp440i$f1v$1@news.motzarella.org...
> William H. Bowen wrote:
> > Lon <londotpennelli@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> We're old customers with five phones and a perfect payment history. In
> >> return for contract extensions we will receive one broadband modem and
> >> free service - mine!
> >>
> >> My laptop doesn't have a built-in broadband modem, so which USB modem
> >> would be the best choice?
> >>
> >> Or, does it make more sense to use a Treo 755p as modem? If so, with
> >> what software?
> >>
> >> Thanks!

> >
> > Lon,
> >
> > You can use your 755P, and it does do EVDO but only Rev. 0 (which is
> > only at about 1/2 the speed of dedicated USB broadband cards with do
> > EVDO Rev. A). If you use a 755P as a broadband modem remember you
> > cannot make or receive phone calls when you're using it as a modem. As
> > far as software, you don't need to add any software to the Treo and on
> > the PC all you need is Windows Dialup Networking.
> >
> > From my own experience I'd HIGHLY recommend any of the Sierra
> > broadband cards. I have a 595U at it works great. The Novatels are OK
> > but avoid the Pantechs like the plague.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Bill Bowen
> > Sacramento, CA

>
>
> Bill,
>
> Thanks much. 1/2 speed is fine for text, and using the phone means one
> fewer gadget in my bag.
>
> I looked up Windows Dialup Networking (XP) and got confused, as it asks
> for ISP. I thought Sprint itself provided that connection to the
> internet. I have a home account with Roadrunner - should I use their
> traveler's dialup connection?
>
> Best
> Lon


Yes Dial Up Networking ask for an ISP and log on information but if your
755P works like my Sprint Pro you can leave all those fields blank. BTW the
phone number I use for Dialup Networking on the Sprint network is #777

And, if you can use Bluetooth Dialup Networking you don't even have to carry
a USB cable with you.




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Old 03-13-2009, 03:05 PM
Lon
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Default Re: Which broadband modem should I ask for?

Roger 2008 wrote:
> "Lon" <londotpennelli@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:gp440i$f1v$1@news.motzarella.org...
>> William H. Bowen wrote:
>>> Lon <londotpennelli@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> We're old customers with five phones and a perfect payment history. In
>>>> return for contract extensions we will receive one broadband modem and
>>>> free service - mine!
>>>>
>>>> My laptop doesn't have a built-in broadband modem, so which USB modem
>>>> would be the best choice?
>>>>
>>>> Or, does it make more sense to use a Treo 755p as modem? If so, with
>>>> what software?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks!
>>> Lon,
>>>
>>> You can use your 755P, and it does do EVDO but only Rev. 0 (which is
>>> only at about 1/2 the speed of dedicated USB broadband cards with do
>>> EVDO Rev. A). If you use a 755P as a broadband modem remember you
>>> cannot make or receive phone calls when you're using it as a modem. As
>>> far as software, you don't need to add any software to the Treo and on
>>> the PC all you need is Windows Dialup Networking.
>>>
>>> From my own experience I'd HIGHLY recommend any of the Sierra
>>> broadband cards. I have a 595U at it works great. The Novatels are OK
>>> but avoid the Pantechs like the plague.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Bill Bowen
>>> Sacramento, CA

>>
>> Bill,
>>
>> Thanks much. 1/2 speed is fine for text, and using the phone means one
>> fewer gadget in my bag.
>>
>> I looked up Windows Dialup Networking (XP) and got confused, as it asks
>> for ISP. I thought Sprint itself provided that connection to the
>> internet. I have a home account with Roadrunner - should I use their
>> traveler's dialup connection?
>>
>> Best
>> Lon

>
> Yes Dial Up Networking ask for an ISP and log on information but if your
> 755P works like my Sprint Pro you can leave all those fields blank. BTW the
> phone number I use for Dialup Networking on the Sprint network is #777
>
> And, if you can use Bluetooth Dialup Networking you don't even have to carry
> a USB cable with you.
>
>
>



That seems wonderful!
Where can I find some handholding - stepbystepforidiots - that will
enable me to use Bluetooth in that manner? My 755p pairs perfectly with
my car, but I've never tried anything else with it.

Lon

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Old 03-13-2009, 06:07 PM
Roger 2008
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"Lon" <londotpennelli@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Roger 2008 wrote:
> > "Lon" <londotpennelli@gmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:gp440i$f1v$1@news.motzarella.org...
> >> William H. Bowen wrote:
> >>> Lon <londotpennelli@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> We're old customers with five phones and a perfect payment history.

In
> >>>> return for contract extensions we will receive one broadband modem

and
> >>>> free service - mine!
> >>>>
> >>>> My laptop doesn't have a built-in broadband modem, so which USB modem
> >>>> would be the best choice?
> >>>>
> >>>> Or, does it make more sense to use a Treo 755p as modem? If so, with
> >>>> what software?
> >>>>
> >>>> Thanks!
> >>> Lon,
> >>>
> >>> You can use your 755P, and it does do EVDO but only Rev. 0 (which is
> >>> only at about 1/2 the speed of dedicated USB broadband cards with do
> >>> EVDO Rev. A). If you use a 755P as a broadband modem remember you
> >>> cannot make or receive phone calls when you're using it as a modem. As
> >>> far as software, you don't need to add any software to the Treo and on
> >>> the PC all you need is Windows Dialup Networking.
> >>>
> >>> From my own experience I'd HIGHLY recommend any of the Sierra
> >>> broadband cards. I have a 595U at it works great. The Novatels are OK
> >>> but avoid the Pantechs like the plague.
> >>>
> >>> Regards,
> >>> Bill Bowen
> >>> Sacramento, CA
> >>
> >> Bill,
> >>
> >> Thanks much. 1/2 speed is fine for text, and using the phone means one
> >> fewer gadget in my bag.
> >>
> >> I looked up Windows Dialup Networking (XP) and got confused, as it asks
> >> for ISP. I thought Sprint itself provided that connection to the
> >> internet. I have a home account with Roadrunner - should I use their
> >> traveler's dialup connection?
> >>
> >> Best
> >> Lon

> >
> > Yes Dial Up Networking ask for an ISP and log on information but if your
> > 755P works like my Sprint Pro you can leave all those fields blank. BTW

the
> > phone number I use for Dialup Networking on the Sprint network is #777
> >
> > And, if you can use Bluetooth Dialup Networking you don't even have to

carry
> > a USB cable with you.

>
>
> That seems wonderful!
> Where can I find some handholding - stepbystepforidiots - that will
> enable me to use Bluetooth in that manner? My 755p pairs perfectly with
> my car, but I've never tried anything else with it.
>
> Lon



I wish I knew for sure if your 755P supports Bluetooth Dialup Networking. I
had to add BT DUN to my Sprint Pro by using a program called PDANet.

As much as I'd like to help you get a BT DUN connection working on your 755P
if it does not allow BT DUN then I'll wish I never mentioned it to you.

FYI I learned how to setup BT DUN from a page on Microsoft.com and it is
basically like setting up any other Dialup Network where about all you
really need is what are you connecting to and what phone number to dial.



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