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Ipaq 5550 wireless internet through pc



7:45 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I have an Ipaq 5550(wifi enabled) and i byied a wifi card 802.11b for my pc NETGEAR MA311 PCI
My pc is running Win98se and connets to internet through a zoom 56k modem.
I want to get wireless internet to my Ipaq AND I am very confused with the different things i already read.
I setup the internet connection sharing on my win98se
What i have to do under control panel-network-configuration (adapters)
There are too many adapters here
1.Client for Microsoft networks
2.Microsoft family logon
3.Dialup adapter
4.Internet connection sharing
5.NETGEAR MA311 PCI Adapter
6.Internet connection sharing (protocol)-->Dialup adapter
7.Internet connection sharing (protocol)-->Internet connection sharing
8.Internet connection sharing (protocol)-->NETGEAR MA311 PCI Adapter
9.TCP/IP (home)->NETGEAR MA311 PCI Adapter
10.TCP/IP (shared)->Dialup adapter
11.TCP/IP->Internet connection sharing

A)What settings must have eatch of them on my pc,
B)what about the configuration utility of the card NETGEAR?
C)what are the settings that must give to my ipaq?

After hard tries the only thing i achieved whas to wirellesly sychronise my ipaq with microsoft activesync, but now i am stuck:(
Can't have wireless internet that was my purpose
Please give me your help


7:50 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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If I understand correctly, you do not have a wireless router? You want to use the Netgear PC card you installed in your PC to broadcast a Wi-Fi signal?

<<added>>That is, make your PC card a wireless access point?<</added>>


8:04 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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no i dont have a router
only the wifi card netgear
and yes i want to broadcast the signal of the internet of my pc through wifi to my ipaq


10:40 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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You are trying to create what is called a "soft access point." Windows won't do that out of the box.

You will need additional software to do that, somthing life Segue from PCTEL. Others may have additional solutions.


7:45 pm on Mar 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I am able to connect to WAPs with my PDA to surf the internet just fine. You need to set your router so you can get to it using a WEP key. Then from your PDA, select the network, and enter the key. Be sure your PDA knows that it is connecting to the internet through the WLAN and not the "work" network. That usually causes some confusion for mine. Also, be sure your SSID is on, so you know you are connecting to your wireless router.

Good luck.


7:48 pm on Mar 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Mardi_Gras, that is very interesting I had never heard of it. Could you elaborate on exactly like...WHY windows doesn't do it out of the box if your hardware is capable of it? It seems ridiculous (i'm upset know because I just purchased a router on Amazon the other day)

Also, the software you recommended doesn't seem to be widely for sale. Do you know of any other good soft access point stuff?



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