Thread: Palm Pilot
July 14th, 2002, 07:56 PM #1
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I have a Palm M100 and I was wondering if theres anyway i can make my Palm connect to the internet using my DSL modem, Hopefully Wiresly, because my computer is in my basment and im usually upstairs and I want to be able to use the internet on my Palm when im in my house for ICQ and MSN.
if anyone could please help me out with anything they know it would be great
Last edited by silent_brown; July 14th, 2002 at 08:12 PM.
July 14th, 2002, 08:13 PM #2
Well...The Palm internet is in grey scale (black and white) so that severely limits it s capabilities. Most internet items have to be specially made for the Palm. here is a way to access the web:
Here's a link to all of the available instant messenger applications available to the Palm OS. http://download.com.com/3120-20-0.ht...ger&tg=dl-2005
It is possible, but it is far from free and it may require service from a Palm OS specific ISP (I doubt you can access your DSL directly).
It would probably be cheaper to get a Windows CE mobile device and get a ethernet card for it. these devices have full internet capability and can work with your DSL. Here's a link to the ethernet idea with Win CE : http://www.cewindows.net/wce/20/ethernet.htm Still, you'd be talking about $2-300 startup (no extra cost over the DSL afterward)
The $$ needed for the Palm setup would eb a monthly fee for the Palm OS ISP, the phone (if needed) and the modem....
(Unfortunately, the Palms were not made for this. Only the Windows CE devices were.)
July 14th, 2002, 09:10 PM #3
AFAIK the Palm doesn't have that ability because it always gets it Internet related information when syncing with a desktop or special server.
I'm not very active with the Palms so I could easily be wrong. I do support some at work and they have an app that pulls web pages (AdvantGo) when syncing.
edit -> daveleau's link has at least one IM app that works with the Palm OS.
Last edited by DVNT1; July 14th, 2002 at 09:13 PM.
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