Use m-Router w/ bluetooth - free internet setup for your handheld.

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  1. techno nerd

    techno nerd I dont know what to say.

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  2. headcronie

    headcronie Greyscale. Nuff Said. Super Moderator

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    Changed the thread title, as this post has nothing to do with Softick PPP or Mocha PPP.
     
  3. techno nerd

    techno nerd I dont know what to say.

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    sorry, but it kinda does, instead of buying them, you can get this for free!

    but i am sorry, and it doesnt matter what the title is.
     
  4. Streaky

    Streaky I can't remember

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    Cool - I'm going to try doing that this weekend.

    Thanks tn.
     
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    techno nerd I dont know what to say.

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    i try to please people, what can i say?

    he he.
     
  6. Josser

    Josser Mobile Deity

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    MocaPPP is free.

    ( 8(|)
     
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    holvoetn Still a moderator ...

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    True but it does not support a USB connection. Only serial.
     
  8. Andy2No

    Andy2No Newbie

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    I just tried m-router with my Tungsten W and I get a Fatal Exception every time I click a link. I've tried Xiino, Blazer and Web Pro. They all did the same thing. I was using the USB->Palm option with my cradle.

    It seems to connect okay but it won't actually do anything useful. The version I just installed is m-Router 3.1.0.28.

    Has anyone got this to work with a Tungsten W? SoftickPPP works fine, so it's clearly possible, but I'd rather use m-router because it's free :)

    Alternatively, if anyone got this to work with any Palm OS 4 PDA, what version of m-Router did you use? Does anyone have a link to an older version I could try?

    I've tried unticking all the other device options, like the Symbian Emulator, but nothing I do makes any difference.
     
  9. n1c0_ds

    n1c0_ds Mobile Evangelist

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    I use this method, takes around 3 minutes to setup (once installed) and works just fine.
     
  10. Andy2No

    Andy2No Newbie

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    Ermm... What method would that be?
     
  11. Andy2No

    Andy2No Newbie

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    ... and what sort of PDA do you have, plus were you using a cradle like I tried to, or blue tooth? Also, what version of m-Router worked for you?

    I'm sure it does work on a variety of PDAs with blue tooth, maybe even using a USB cradle, but on a Tungsten W, the version I tried definitely doesn't, and the T-W doesn't have blue tooth.

    So, if anyone has got it working on a Tungsten W, or even an M500 series or some other Palm OS 4 PDA, and with the USB cradle, what version of m-Router did you use?
     
  12. Andy2No

    Andy2No Newbie

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    Update:

    Since my trial period for SoftickPPP expired, and I didn't really feel like parting with that much money to connect my PDA to the internet when I'm sat next to an actual PC, I tried running m-router again.

    I've found that I can use it okay with EudoraWeb (EIS 2.1), which is text only, and with Palm Versamail. I can sort of use it with Xiino (trial period again) provided I turn off images, and don't try to load them afterwards. It still tends to give me Fatal Exceptions.

    I can't load a page in Web Pro without a fatal exception, or in Pocketlink, or Opera Mini (the basic version, running on the IBM Websphere Java runtime). I was wondering if it could be related to using a proxy or data server, but I'm under the impression that Web Pro isn't using one.

    Loading the BBC 5 day weather forecast causes the fatal exception in Xiino even with images (and JavaScript) turned off.

    None of these things happen with SoftickPPP so I'm curious to know why m-router should be so different. I wonder if it's something to do with the size of the page being loaded (so smaller with no images = less crashes), or if maybe the data is being sent in large chunks that overflow the Tungsten Ws buffers.
     
  13. holvoetn

    holvoetn Still a moderator ...

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    Only one way to tell, see if you can enlarge the cache on your TW (there are a couple of tools around to do so ...)
     
  14. Andy2No

    Andy2No Newbie

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    Do you mean the cache for each browser? I don't think that's the problem because the same pages load in the same browsers using either SoftickPPP or a WiFi connection with my Enfora Wifi Portfolio.

    I'm wondering if it's like the legendary "ping of death" variant whjere an attacker would send a very long ping packet in the hope that it would overflow the end of the receive buffer and wipe out the computer at the other end...
     
  15. holvoetn

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    No, I mean a tool that increases the actual cache available on your device so it would become less crash-prone.
    Can you pls conduct a search over the forum, it has been discussed before... (sorry, little time at hands right now ...)
     
  16. Andy2No

    Andy2No Newbie

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    Actually, I've given up on the whole idea since I bought my own wireless router (instead of "borrowing" wifi connections from unidentified neighbours).

    There must be a bug in the Tungsten W networking somewhere which m-router triggers. Nothing else does it though, so it could also be considered a bug in m-router. Softick PPP worked fine, as does any proper form of internet connection, i.e. by GPRS or Wifi with my Enfora Wifi Portfolio.

    M-router must do something strange to upset the T-W. As the Later Palm OS 4 devices are all pretty similar, I'd expect it to happen with an M500 series, for example, which is why I asked if anyone else had experience of it with an OS 4 device. My guess would be that it sends enormously long packets occasionally, which overflow a receive buffer.

    I can't say I really care any more though :)

    ...

    There's something wrong with this forum today. I clicked the mobile version link in the notification email I received and it seems to have stuck. I guess it's a cookie. When I previewed my reply the message box was empty, and the message I submitted was blank, so I've had to paste it back in again. Oh well...
     
  17. maceyr

    maceyr Palm Explorer

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    Bumping this up. Anyone have the file available? Looks like the link for m-router is no longer valid. Thanks

    I'm quite interested in trying to surf via bluetooth from my computer now that I got a USB adapter for my computer and I now use it for Skype and of course hotsync (although I can't believe how slow it is to hotsync via BT)
     
  18. echo4lima

    echo4lima Semper, Silens, Mortalis

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    Havn't tried it, let me know if it works, scanned virus free...

    mRouter3

    PS where in BC?
     
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