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Connecting PDA to the Internet through another machine

Discussion in 'Networking' started by lordfkiller, Jul 11, 2007.

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  1. lordfkiller

    lordfkiller Thread Starter

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    Hello.

    I have an XP machine which is connected to the Internet through a router. A PDA is connected to the XP machine directly(without an AP). Although I have enabled Internet sharing on the adapter connected to the router(on XP machine), but the PDA can't load any pages. What's wrong with my work?

    XP Machine: TOSHIBA Satellite Notebook PC, Windows XP Home Edition
    Mobile Device(PDA): i-mate K-JAM, Windows Mobile 5
    Router: D-Link ADSL 2+ Router, XP machine connected to the router by means of a Category 5 cable.

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Memnoch322

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    cant you just use active sync? It should allow you to browse if you are connected VIA active sync.
     
  3. lordfkiller

    lordfkiller Thread Starter

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    It does allow me to browse, but when it recognizes the phone. And as far as I know, ActiveSync does not support Wi-Fi. Does it? My version is 4.0.
    It only shows the phone when I connect it using USB cable, and I can browse the Web in that case.
     
  4. Memnoch322

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    Okay, now I see. So you have an Ad-Hoc connection to the computer and are using ICS to gain access to the internet. Well, to be totaly honest with you I have never used ICS(Successfully) I usally get agrivated with it and by a switch! Sorry.
     
  5. lordfkiller

    lordfkiller Thread Starter

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    Any other idea?
     
  6. DoubleHelix

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    Internet Connection Sharing is difficult enough to set up with computers. I've not seen anyone set it up with a PDA. It may not even be supported.
     
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