How to connect your Palm to the Internet using an IRDA-capable phone
Most Palm users have their own handphone and are quite’Internet-literate’. So the most frequent question that we hear in palm user groups or discussions is ” How do I connect to the Internet, using my Palm and my handphone?” To answer that question, below is a step by step instruction on how to do it. The only thing you need to have is your Palm, an IRDA capable handphone and a phone line which allows data transfer (see box for more information).
1. Palm Modem Configuration
Tap the pull-down menu on the top right-hand corner and select System
Tap on the Prefs icon.
Select ‘Serial/IR’ from the drop-down menu on the top right-hand corner and tap on the ‘Infrared’ box.
Note: You will need to switch back to “cradle” in order to carry out HotSync operations using the cradle.
Tap on the drop-down menu on the top right hand corner and select ‘Connection’
Click on the ‘New’ button. Fill up the required field including naming your connection, which in this case is named Siemens S25 and select IrCOMM to Modem as the connection method.
Tap ‘Details’ and set speed to 115,200 bps and Flow Ctl to Automatic. Set the initialisation string for your digital modem if you it (e.g. ATZ^M for Siemens S25), else leave it blank. Once done, tap ‘OK’.
Tap ‘OK’ again to save
2.Palm dial-up connection configuration
Select ‘Network’ from the drop-down menu on the top right-hand corner
Tap the menu button in the lower left corner of the graffiti area and tap ‘New’
Rename the service to something other than the default ‘Untitled’ ie. Celcom GSM
Enter your User Name ie azmitml
If you prefer prompting for password upon connection leave password setting as ‘-Prompt-‘, else tap on ‘-Prompt-‘ to assign password
Select the connection that you have just created for your mobile phone. ie Siemens S25. Enter your ISP’s dial-up number ie +60193001519* (for Maxis subscribers, do not use +6, just use the phone number ie 03-20905800, not +603-20905800). The end result should be similar to the screen below.
Tap ‘Details’ and enter further settings required by your ISP. I usually set the Connection type as PPP, Query DNS – Yes, IP Address – Automatic.
When done, click the OK button and you can try it out already. Do ensure that the IRDA port of both Palm and your cellphone are facing each other.
You have just finished the configuration of your Palm for dial-up connection. To try it out, simply activate the Infrared reception on your IRDA capable phone and you can dial-up through your cellphone.
You can link also the 2 items together like the images below to make it easier, especially if you would like to connect to the Internet while on the move. Please make sure that you put the ‘hook’ on the phone and the ‘loop’ on the inner surface of the flip cover of the Palm.
Credits:- Most of the information here are sourced from the discussions in the palmx egroup (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/palmx).