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June 14, 2004 5:15:22 PM

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What do I need to connect to highspeed internet option at a hotel? A LAN
card? My wife is traveling to South America and the hotel she will be at
has highspeed internet capability in her room. She will take my IPAQ with
the expansion pack but I have never used this to hook up directly to the
internet. I think this option is better than a modem and trying to figure
out how to connect to a sever in Guatemala. So do I need a LAN card and
what kind of software? Anything special to other than LAN card driver and
the Internet Explorer?

Thanks,
Tim
IPAQ 3950
Anonymous
June 14, 2004 5:15:23 PM

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Some hotels use wired Ethernet connections while others use wireless 802.11b connections. I would
try to contact the hotel for clarification on what they mean by "high speed internet capability" in
the guest rooms...

Personally, I have used both. In my case I had a Socket LP-E CF+ wired Ethernet card for wired
Ethernet networks. I also have an 802.11b capable iPAQ 5555 with integrated wireless.

For a big list of PocketPC compatible cards, both CF and PC card form factors, look at Chris De
Herrera's web site...

http://www.cewindows.net/peripherals.htm

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"Tim" <tdfm@email.com> wrote in message
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> What do I need to connect to highspeed internet option at a hotel? A LAN
> card? My wife is traveling to South America and the hotel she will be at
> has highspeed internet capability in her room. She will take my IPAQ with
> the expansion pack but I have never used this to hook up directly to the
> internet. I think this option is better than a modem and trying to figure
> out how to connect to a sever in Guatemala. So do I need a LAN card and
> what kind of software? Anything special to other than LAN card driver and
> the Internet Explorer?
>
> Thanks,
> Tim
> IPAQ 3950
>
>


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Anonymous
June 14, 2004 5:15:24 PM

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carrying an ap and a ppc with wifi capability or card covers both bases

Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]
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Anonymous
June 14, 2004 7:03:27 PM

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Reply to message from "Beverly Howard
[Ms-MVP/MobileDev]"
<BevNoSpamBevHoward.com> (Mon, 14
Jun 2004 14:05:00) about "Re: connect to
highspeed internet at hotel":


BH> carrying an ap and a ppc with wifi
BH> capability or card covers both bases

BH> Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile
BH> Devices]

Which is not such a hard thing to do and
what I do. I use a powerline ethernet
adapter and powerline AP. Plug the network
cable into the ethernet adapter, and plug it
in an electric socket. Plus the AP in another
socket. Voila! Instant wireless internet
access in the hotel room.

Don




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Anonymous
June 14, 2004 8:56:07 PM

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Yes, the best thing is a LAN card with the drivers for Pocket PC. Socket.com
has them in CF format, but there are others from Pretec and other makers as
well. If you are using PC cards, you will need a PC card that has a Pocket
PC driver.

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"Tim" <tdfm@email.com> wrote in message
news:Kxhzc.26270$Yd3.5909@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> What do I need to connect to highspeed internet option at a hotel? A LAN
> card? My wife is traveling to South America and the hotel she will be at
> has highspeed internet capability in her room. She will take my IPAQ with
> the expansion pack but I have never used this to hook up directly to the
> internet. I think this option is better than a modem and trying to figure
> out how to connect to a sever in Guatemala. So do I need a LAN card and
> what kind of software? Anything special to other than LAN card driver and
> the Internet Explorer?
>
> Thanks,
> Tim
> IPAQ 3950
>
>
Anonymous
June 15, 2004 3:54:56 PM

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This is also right, and surely another option.

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http://www.pocketpcfreak.com


"Beverly Howard [Ms-MVP/MobileDev]" <BevNoSpamBevHoward.com> wrote in
message news:u31ycojUEHA.2944@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> carrying an ap and a ppc with wifi capability or card covers both bases
>
> Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]
>
Anonymous
June 15, 2004 4:14:55 PM

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Except for the lack of PPC configuration softward, the Orinoco RG1000
would be the ideal traveling companion.

In addition to being able to serve a wired ethernet connection to wifi,
it contains a 56k modem that, if you could simply toggle the modem on
and off with a ppc, you would be able to have full travel access
carrying a ppc with only an SDIO slot, wifi card and the Orinoco.

I did track down a .Net utility for the desktop and source if anyone
would like to take a look at the feasability of porting it to a ppc app.

Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]
Anonymous
June 16, 2004 7:04:58 AM

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First, I travel every week with a Socket CF ethernet card, a Socket CF modem
and an Ambicom WiFi card. I use either AOL or Access4free with the modem.
I use Movin VPN software to access my work email servers.
I have had poor luck getting either the ethernet card or the WiFi connections
to work from Hotels (Marriott Courtyard, Holiday Inn, Homeward Suites and
Best Western). I can't get them to assign an IP address. Most tell you to
go to IE and load a homepage and agree to the rules. Problem is the PocketPC
(iPaq 2210) will not show the rules (can't load the page). So without receiving
an agree command no IP is assigned.
It does work (WiFi) from Penera bread. You have to unselect fit to screen
and you will see the the agree tab. After selecting the agree everything works.
Logan Airport (Boston) has free WiFi in the airport but I can't get the
PocketPC to get an IP address. You will get two connection arrows but no IP
address.
Seattle airport has pay WiFi but again I can't get the web page. Most Airline
clubs are adding WiFi but you have to get an access code but again no web
page so you can't enter the code to get an IP address assigned.
If you can find out the type of service the hotel has you may want to see
if that service is available near by so you can do a test run.



In message <uOu8gLrUEHA.2668@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl>, "Helio Diamant - MS/MVP,
Mobile Devices" <helio@nospam.pocketpcfreak.com> wrote:
>
> Yes, the best thing is a LAN card with the drivers for Pocket PC. Socket.com
> has them in CF format, but there are others from Pretec and other makers
as
> well. If you are using PC cards, you will need a PC card that has a Pocket
> PC driver.
>
> --
> Helio Diamant - MS/MVP Mobile Devices
> http://www.pocketpcfreak.com
>
>
> "Tim" <tdfm@email.com> wrote in message
> news:Kxhzc.26270$Yd3.5909@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> > What do I need to connect to highspeed internet option at a hotel? A
LAN
> > card? My wife is traveling to South America and the hotel she will be
at
> > has highspeed internet capability in her room. She will take my IPAQ
with
> > the expansion pack but I have never used this to hook up directly to the
> > internet. I think this option is better than a modem and trying to figure
> > out how to connect to a sever in Guatemala. So do I need a LAN card and
> > what kind of software? Anything special to other than LAN card driver
and
> > the Internet Explorer?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Tim
> > IPAQ 3950
> >
> >
>

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Anonymous
June 16, 2004 12:54:59 PM

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One thing that I would check is to determine that you have "fit to
screen" checked in pie.

A couple of years back, what you described was the "rule" but I have
found that it has been possible to log on to almost all sites, albeit
with a bit of difficulty... navigation, frames, etc.

Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]
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