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Dell axim x5 1180 truemobile wireless issues

I have a dell axim x5 and a truemobile 1180 wifi wireless network cf card. When I go to settings and network connections it allows me to change the setting "This network card takes me to the internet, but then reverts back to the work setting. I can not get on the net with this card even though I can see the networks under Dell client. The only way I can get on the net is when the pocket pc is connected to my desktop. Please let me know how to fix this issue. Shawna

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Only WEP is supported------- also download the rom patch for this card off of the Dell site.

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According to it looks like you have to have Windows Moblie 5 or 6 or Windows CE.

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Internet connection

For x5, you will need either cf wifi card or sd wifi card. If wifi network hotspot is free and internet access is allowed (check with your college's network administrator for information), all you need is be in the range, turn the wifi on and connect to it (there maybe several security settings you have to do on the axim and these can also be obtained from network admin). For paid hotspot, you will be redirected to enter username and password when you ty to access internet.

Sep 19, 2005 | Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC

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Connectivity/activesync and network issues

When using wireless lan with PPC, there are some experience shere with you. 1. You must do an "Reset" after the first time of installing wireless driver into your DELL AXIM. Otherwise, the driver would not work. 2. Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 only can allow one source to access the internet. It can't access internet via the USB and wireless at the same time. Thus, it is more batter way to leave your AXIM alone instead of insert on cradle when you try to access internet via wireless lan. 3. Some of the wireless's CE driver are based on StrongArm, 206MHz, not PXA250, 400MHz. It will got problem when the wireless try to initiate the link between base station and PPC. Try the following step: (i) Make sure you have been install the wireless driver. (ii) Remove your wireless from CF slot. (iii) start->setting->power->processor select "PowerSave" mode and apply it. (iv) Plug wireless into CF slot (v) If you can get an dynamic IP or access internet, you can repet step 3, but select "Auto" mode. Hoping these information can solve your problem.

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How to connect Axim to internet?

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Secure Digital Wireless card?

No. The secure digital on the Axim only supports memory cards. If you want to use anything else it will have to be for the cf in the Axim. Devices for wifi, bluetooth, and modems are more readily available for cf and are lower priced at the moment too.

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WiFi Cards and Dell

They allow you to use your PDA on a wireless internet network.

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Compact Flash 802.11b card?

just a guse but the batery looks to have enouth mA to run a CF 802.11b card and an sd blue touth card i think if you will be connected to a network or a wifi connection i would invest the money in the 3400MAH insted of the 1440MAH.

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