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E62 internet USB/bluetooth question

Got this in from reader, Matt.

I have an E62 which I’d like to have sync to our Groupwise system at work, which shouldn’t be a big deal as I already have Groupwise Mobile Server (which is based on Nokia IntelliSync).

However, before I go ahead and sign up for a somewhat expensive data package (welcome to Canada), I’d like to test out the client app and see how much data it’s likely to use. I don’t want to test over the air, as data rates as insane. The E62 doesn’t have WiFi, so I can’t test that way either. I don’t want to install the app to see if it has the option to sync only when tethered, just in case it decides to go sync my mailbox OTA first (that could get expensive). So I’m trying to think of options.

Ideally what I’d like to do is get a net connection back out via some other route (I’m thinking PPP over USB or Bluetooth via a PC) so I can actually test it out. But I’ve no idea if this is even possible.

Otherwise, I guess I could try installing it with the phone in Offline mode, just so I can see the app, but that’s not going to give me much idea as to how much data it’s likely to pass.

Any suggestions?

Before you suggest he gets 3… he’s from Canada.

Yeah.

Backward Canada.

What do you reckon?

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8 replies on “E62 internet USB/bluetooth question”

At the risk of being only slightly helpful, I did have a Nokia driver installed on my laptop a few years back that effectively did this for my E61 – sharing my laptop's data connection over sync cable. One of the big brains here will know what it's called…

Ahha – thanks muchly sir – I shall have to give that a try
I'd figured it *ought* to be possible, even if it was going to take a little hackery.
I'll let you know how I make out

Alas it would appear that Fido (or as the case probably is, Rogers, given that they own Fido) requested that IP Passthrough be disabled – so it's not even possible.

Take a read of the thread here: http://www.howardforums.com/archive/topic/10042

I have to say that I agree with their comments on the time it takes to open an SMS – it's one of the things that annoys me on a daily basis – I click on my Inbox and it takes 3 seconds to open Messaging – Inbox, then I click on a message and it takes 5 or 6 seconds to open the message.

This is really making me think more seriously about upgrading to a newer device that's not been modified at the request of a provider.

Alas it would appear that Fido (or as the case probably is, Rogers, given that they own Fido) requested that IP Passthrough be disabled – so it's not even possible.

Take a read of the thread here: http://www.howardforums.com/archive/topic/10042

I have to say that I agree with their comments on the time it takes to open an SMS – it's one of the things that annoys me on a daily basis – I click on my Inbox and it takes 3 seconds to open Messaging – Inbox, then I click on a message and it takes 5 or 6 seconds to open the message.

This is really making me think more seriously about upgrading to a newer device that's not been modified at the request of a provider.

Alas it would appear that Fido (or as the case probably is, Rogers, given that they own Fido) requested that IP Passthrough be disabled – so it's not even possible.

Take a read of the thread here: http://www.howardforums.com/archive/topic/10042

I have to say that I agree with their comments on the time it takes to open an SMS – it's one of the things that annoys me on a daily basis – I click on my Inbox and it takes 3 seconds to open Messaging – Inbox, then I click on a message and it takes 5 or 6 seconds to open the message.

This is really making me think more seriously about upgrading to a newer device that's not been modified at the request of a provider.

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