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    Supercharged XV6600 larryganz's Avatar
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    Neat trick - surf web with laptop's wifi broadband via BT, faster than 1xRTT

    We don't have EVDO here in Colorado Springs yet. So, getting my 4mb Avantgo account updated, or updating Epocrates drug software can go a little slowly with 1xRTT.

    I am using a 1Ghz Mac G4 12" powerbook, and have markspace.com Missing Sync software for doing active sync on a PPC through the Mac's isync.

    One neat feature is that when XV6600 is connected via Missing Sync then I can use the Mac's internet connection to access the web on the XV6600. So, I connect to the mac via BT activesync, and then I can wirelessly update my Avantgo, Epocrates Rx software, and store my new emails on the 6600 much faster than if I were connected via 1xRTT.

    Just for grins, while lounging on the sofa I surfed the web on the XV6600 and it seemed about 2-3x as fast as 1xRTT, without having to rest a hot laptop on my belly. In essense I had WiFi on my XV6600 but only a 30 foot range instead of 150 foot. Still, surfing from the couch will be done primarily on the Mac or my Toshiba Libretto 100CT which have bigger screens, but this was cool.

    (I know, an SD WiFi card makes more sense, but until SanDisk works out the bugs and has drivers for the 256mb WiFi/Flash combo card, I'll wait)
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    Reverse DUN, pretty cool.

    Any idea on how the battery life was?

    -rob

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    If you have an SD WiFi card, or if your PPC phone has it built in, like the SX66, you don't need to connect via BT, but rather via 801.11and experience fast speeds in the 1.5 mbps neighborhood. I found that to be nice when I'm sitting on the back deck in the backyard. Now that I returned my SX66 and bought a PPC6600 I use Thunderhawk and their optimized browsing technique which seems even faster than WiFi at times.

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    Supercharged XV6600 larryganz's Avatar
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    Battery life dropped about 20% with 45 minutes of BT syncing and surfing.

    Interestingly, when i plugged into USB to charge, it dropped the connection and picked right back up with USB internet and sync. It took about 1hr via usb to recharge that 20% back onto the phone, with the 6600 asleep only half of that time.
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    Good info, thx. 20% isnt too bad. Wifi would have been much worse I imagine. It was on my ux-50 at least.

    I am going to set this uo at home.

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    i cant get 3rd party browsers to work when i am connected with wifi? why

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    XV 6600

    New to the forum.
    I have a XV6600 on Verizon Wireless an am unable to tether it to my laptop. IS there some instructions to make that possible. VErizon says that it can't be done.
    But they also said that when I had my Treo 600 an I found Junesfabrics.com that had some nice software that made it very possible and extremely fast.
    Is there any software out there that will allow me to BT to my XV6600 or at least data cable over to it. Bt is preferred.
    Thanks in advance for the feedback.
    Jim

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    Re: XV 6600

    Originally posted by thephonedoctor
    New to the forum.
    I have a XV6600 on Verizon Wireless an am unable to tether it to my laptop. IS there some instructions to make that possible. VErizon says that it can't be done.
    But they also said that when I had my Treo 600 an I found Junesfabrics.com that had some nice software that made it very possible and extremely fast.
    Is there any software out there that will allow me to BT to my XV6600 or at least data cable over to it. Bt is preferred.
    Thanks in advance for the feedback.
    Jim

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    Originally posted by MR29ROSE
    i cant get 3rd party browsers to work when i am connected with wifi? why
    Because.

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    Insightful as always.

    Originally posted by Curt
    Because.

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    I LOVE IT! Thats jsut a little too easy and I too get about 2-3X better speeds. Here is a question for ya . . . is there any way to access the network after connected to AS this way?

    Gruhn

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    Yup, works the same way. Seems that once I am connected to Activesync via BT at home with wireless I get the speed. I thought this was a known phenomena. There is a lot on AS and BT on the forum. It was very difficult for me to set up originally.
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