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Need very basic bluetooth info
      #15459 - 09/15/04 07:14 AM

I have probably read 30 or more FAQs around the internet in the last few days, trying to figure out the basics of bluetooth. Most of the information is not basic enough.

I need to know what is required to surf the internet. Do I need to buy special wireless access, or can I do this through my current ISP? Is there free bluetooth internet access available?

I will be travelling in Europe next month and would like to get internet access, but doubt I can figure it all out before I get there. I have a Sony Ericsson T68i and a Handspring Visor Prism with the Bluetooth module. The phone has a European GSM card (TIM italy).

Can anyone tell me how to get on the internet (assume you're explaining it to a child, because when it comes to Bluetooth I am one).

I would also like to know how to protect my PDA from other bluetooth users having access to my personal info.

Thanks so much for your time.

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Re: Need very basic bluetooth info [Re: needthebasics]
      #15624 - 09/20/04 05:02 AM

You should be able to use your current ISP, but a cable modem or DSL is a good idea. You'll need to get a Bluetooth access point that plugs into your home router or a USB Bluetooth adapter for you PC that will share the Internet connection with the PDA. We have several access points and adpater reviews on this site.

I never knew that a Bluetooth module for the Prism was available. What brand is it? It should have come with instructions on how to connect the PDA to a Bluetooth phone for Internet access.

You shouldn't have to worry about Bluetooth security, but if you are, turn off discoverable mode on the PDA so other devices can't find your PDA.

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