Palm Pilot part 2

Kelly L. Fulks kfulks at
Fri Aug 10 12:03:37 UTC 2007

Neil Winchurst wrote:
> I have already had some help with using my E2 palmtop PDA with my
> computer. I am still working on getting it to link up via a USB cable.
> I have a wireless router which my wife uses with her laptop computer
> quite happily. I notice that there is mention of items such as
> Bluetooth in the PDA.
> This made me wonder, is there a way to get the PDA to link directly to
> the internet via my router? Or am I simply not understanding anything
> here?
> Thanks
> Neil Winchurst

The E2 does not have WiFi built into it.  However, you can purchase an
add-on card that will allow you to use WiFi.  Not having an E2, I am not
sure what all that will really get you other than being able to do a
network sync.  I have had more success with the network sync to Linux
using my T/X (built-in WiFi and web browser) than with USB.

I am hoping to upgrade to Feisty this weekend and see if it works
better, it is supposed to be using libusb and may solve some of my
problems.  I felt like I was getting close last night with the
information that Jose sent yesterday.  But I couldn't quite get there.
The /dev/pilot was showing up correctly, but the sync just wasn't
happening, so I went back to net: and did my sync last night.

I have used bluetooth to sync with my Windows laptop at work and that
seems to work well, but I don't have bluetooth on a Linux machine so I
can't say whether that works or not.  The bluetooth can be also be used
to access the network via the windows machine, but I haven't done
anything with that as I have WiFi access.

Kelly L. Fulks
Home Account
near Huntsville, AL

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