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Going Online W/ My Pocket Pc


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#1 funnytim

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 10:28 PM

Hi,

I have a HP iPAQ h1900 series pocket pc.

I'd like to go online with it, eg connect Wi-Fi.
I don't think it has a built-in capability to do that (i could be wrong ), so does anyone know if it's possible to go online with it? I know one option is to use bluetooth to connect to a cell phone, but I don't want to do that, as it eats up my airtime.


Thanks!

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 06:14 PM

You wont be able to go online with WIFI if it doesn't have a wifi adapter built in. There may be an adapter available What exact model is your unit?

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 08:49 PM

Hi,
It's a iPAQ 1940.

I couldn't find any specs on it (via google) if there's built-in Wifi or not (i DO know that there's built-in bluetooth).

I was thinking if there isn't built-in Wifi, maybe a SD adapter: eg http://www.pacificgeek.com/product.asp?c=2...D=49160&P=F
or http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku...facture=SANDISK <---(i'd like something cheaper though)

With a adapter like the above, can i use it to connect to both my wireless router, And connect to Wi-Fi hotspots, eg airport (not at same time, of course) ?

Thanks

edit: http://www.brighthand.com/?newsID=1476&showComments=true :
" ‚ Wireless ready with the addition of an optional SDIO WLAN 802.11b card"
so i'm guess i will need a adapter after all. Is the one above wat i need?

Edited by funnytim, 05 March 2008 - 09:25 PM.


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Posted 06 March 2008 - 06:04 AM

I found one on amazon.com but I would check the brighthand.com forums and double check the compatibility. I am a member there also. :thumbsup: If you can't find anything on there just post a new topic in the HP forums.

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 11:59 PM

but, I AM looking at the right thing for my purpose right?
Thanks a lot for your help.

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 09:03 AM

Yes, and according to my searches your model is compatible with the SDIO wifi cards.

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 06:49 PM

ya it says "Wireless ready with the addition of an optional SDIO WLAN 802.11b card"....so it should work.

Do you know where I can buy this instore (not online)?
i've tried future shop, best buy, etc websites, but apparantely they don't have it.

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 07:43 PM

I know CompUSA carries them, Atleast back in 2001 they had the one for my Palm T5. Any computer shop should be able to get you one.

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 02:45 AM

Sry, I live in Canada (vancouver area).

I asked a couple of computer stores today, (Ilync, Toptech, ...forget the rest) they barely even knew what that was.

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 08:04 PM

Will this work with my model? http://www.amazon.com/SPECTEC-Wireless-Net...463&sr=1-26


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Posted 16 March 2008 - 08:28 AM

Yes that one should work great.

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 04:31 PM

Is the company Spectec "OK"?


also, i looked up the card on their website: http://www.spectec.com.tw/sdw820.htm

it says "
Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition (Pocket PC 2003 SE)
Windows Mobile 5.0 / 6.0 for PDA/Smartphone"

i think my device has the 1st edition, but it also says "iPAQ 1940"


is that still "ok" with my device?

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 06:47 PM

I personally have had no experience with that company. You are right they list your model as compatible. It should be compatible with your unit. Its up to you where you want to order it at. Amazon.com does search out their merchants and they should be a pretty reputable company.

Edit: I just found a review at Brighthand.com

Edit: 2 That is the micro SD card. I didn't read it before posting. It looks to be a good company though.

Edited by Sneakycyber, 16 March 2008 - 06:51 PM.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 12:07 AM

Well i emailed a seller @ Amazon.com (BuyGPSnow), and they claimed "this wifi card is not compatible with your PDA".

They didn't give me a reason though, and so i pointed out the facts that both the official page and the amazon page said it was compatible w/ my device.

I'm still waiting for their reply..

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 02:41 AM

Spectec claimed that the card would work with my model, but it was tested on a 1950.
They advised me to ask HP if 1940 and 1950 uses the same SDIO interfaced expansion sd slot, and if the 1940 model use the same wlan card as 1950.
HP said "The SD slot is the same on most of the models as it follows the SD standard. The 1940 and 1950 have different operating systems however. You would have to confirm with the manufacturer of the wifi card if it will work on the older 1940 with ppc2003.".
So...now it's the differences in OSs! Will they matter?

Edit: Spectec asked me to try downloading the driver onto my PPC to see if it works. I could successfully extract the files (eg. no error msgs), but the software doesn't run. Do i maybe need the card for it to run?

Edited by funnytim, 17 March 2008 - 02:53 AM.





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