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post Jun 16 2008, 02:28 AM
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I have a SL-C3100 (Sharp ROM, Tetsu kernel).

Does anyone know of a way of connecting directly to the Internet - like a mobile phone without the voice part? Maybe a special CF card?

Thanks, DaveL
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post Jun 17 2008, 06:24 AM
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Hi Dave,

your options are:

1) buy a CF modem to connect the zaurus to a fixed phone line

2) buy a CF Bluetooth card and a mobile phone with bluetooth tethering, and use the mobile phone as a modem to connect to the internet

3) buy a CF GSM/GPRS card to directly insert into the card your SIM card, and connect directly (but low speed) to the internet. Currently there are no 3G or 3.5G CF cards available; there was some talk about one being sold in Japan only, but it's very difficult to get and noones knows if it works wit a Zaurus.

4) buy a CF lan card to connect a rj45 wired ethernet cable and, through a proper router, connect to the internet

5) buy a CF wifi card and find am access point to connect to the internet

Some comments:
1) I understand you are looking for option 3. That is the most expensive option; one card is the most common: audiovox rtm-8000.
2) there is a lot of experience with having a bluetooth enabled phone; the phone can be a 3G or 3.5G phone, and you can easily get decent browsing speeds. I really think it's cheaper to get a cf-bluetooth card and a second-hand bluetooth enabled phone rather than a gsm-gprs cf card.
3) feel free to ask any further questions; many people in this forum have tried all different options. Connecting the Zaurus to the internet is the most wanted feature always

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