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Hydraulix
If I buy a bluetooth card for the sl-c3200. Am I able to use the internet with my 8700g?
adf
QUOTE(Hydraulix @ Oct 25 2006, 04:46 AM)
If I buy a bluetooth card for the sl-c3200. Am I able to use the internet with my 8700g?
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probably. I'm having gsm conection troubles, but that seems to be a plan/syste/isp thing.
Hydraulix
QUOTE(adf @ Oct 25 2006, 12:56 AM)
QUOTE(Hydraulix @ Oct 25 2006, 04:46 AM)
If I buy a bluetooth card for the sl-c3200. Am I able to use the internet with my 8700g?
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probably. I'm having gsm conection troubles, but that seems to be a plan/syste/isp thing.
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Also, being in Alaska doesn't help. biggrin.gif I spent three years at Eielson AFB. So, I know what's up.


So, how do I go about setting up the zaurus to use the blackberry for internet? And, would anyone know what kind of speed I'm looking at. I know the 8700g (t-mobile) is using EDGE technology. But, it's still slower than 3G.
SNi
QUOTE(Hydraulix @ Oct 24 2006, 10:34 PM)
So, how do I go about setting up the zaurus to use the blackberry for internet? And, would anyone know what kind of speed I'm looking at. I know the 8700g (t-mobile) is using EDGE technology. But, it's still slower than 3G.
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Just out of interest, why would you want to do that (other than out of curiosity to see how it could be done)?? You can do your e-mail, web surfing, Google maps, RSS reader, etc. flawlessly right on the 8700g.... OK, so the Z's screen is bigger, but all of these work really well on the 8700g. Since I got my BB I no longer use Opera, QuackNews, Fetchmail/Procmail/Msmtp, Corsair, etc. on my Z, and have deleted these programs....
SNi
SL-C3000 w/ 4GB SD, 8GB CF & a BB 8700g
InSearchOf
QUOTE(SNi @ Oct 26 2006, 10:27 PM)
Just out of interest, why would you want to do that (other than out of curiosity to see how it could be done)??
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Because is is cooler... well that is why I would want to... yes.... the girls flock because of my blackberry goodness... but to be able to access chat on Gaim and post MySpace comments on the run...

Priceles...

Late

PS. the myspace thing... a joke... the girls flocking... not a joke...
bluedevils
Which rom are you using? Generally you will need the bluez packages, but I didn't have to fiddle with that because I had the cacko rom.

I would think edge will be the bottleneck and not bluetooth. On a 3g I get about 270kbps using bluetooth whereas a laptop usb connection to the phone gets me in the high 500kbps.
aeazocar
As far as I know, the blueT in the blackberry devices only acept pairing to handsets.
You can use a BB as a modem as long as you use the USB connection; this has to do with the BB been business centric with high security built in features.

Have you tried using it with any other computer as blue tooth data modem?

Regards.
Alejandro
InSearchOf
well here is the issue with using usb modem with blackberry with a Z... plug in USB and the bb automaticly says "Lets start charging" in turn killing your Z's battery... I've used neither so I dont know if either work...

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nilch
I tried as a test to test my BB and my BT enabled Nokia phone and just couldn't get my phone to connect with the BB. Whenever I set the BB to discoverable, it says, "Administrator has disable the Discoverable feature". What a dumb machine. Of course its a BB from my office from that hated tricking ISP Verizon. Verizon is famous for disabling all power features of all powerful devices so you have to pay up for the basic features out of your nose.

So my Zaurus - BB - Internet pathway has been totally stunted.
InSearchOf
Wait... is your company using a BES? if so... it was prolly disabled in the "IT Policy"... Maybe if you rub shoulders with BES admin maybe they will be kind enough to remove you from that policy group...

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speculatrix
QUOTE(InSearchOf @ Oct 27 2006, 06:33 PM)
well here is the issue with using usb modem with blackberry with a Z... plug in  USB and the bb automaticly says "Lets start charging" in turn killing your Z's battery... I've used neither so I dont know if either work...

Late
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if you make sure your BB is absolutely fully charged, then maybe it won't kill the Z... or, use a powered USB hub at least for initial testing?
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