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    Imaginative Uses Of Internet Connection

    So, you have a carputer. You've loaded it up with MP3's, applications, and emulators for your passengers to enjoy. You've even gone so far as to get complete voice recognition working to operate without the need for keyboard, mouse, or in-dash touchscreen. You're living the dream, so to speak.

    Now throw into the mix a Treo 650 with GRPS connection and dialup networking to connect via Bluetooth, and presto! You have yourself a mobile internet connection. An entirely new gateway of mobile computing has been opened to you. I've spent a week enjoying checking my email, and RSS feeds but there has to be soooo much more potential here.

    So i figured rather than try to rack my brains, I'd throw this to the masses and see what we can all come up with.

    Streaming music/video via VPN from a server at home?
    A Instant Message application with good TTS and Dictation?
    Home Control from anywhere?
    Live Video News Feeds?
    Streaming TV?

    Jump on in....the more 'out there' suggestions, the better!!!

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    How about some tidbits on how you got this to work with the 650? I thought that DUN had to be manually set each time on the Treo before a PC connection could take place. What network are you using, and any other software on the PC/Treo? Does the PC automtically initiate the DUN connection when it needs to get internet access?

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    You're on your way home from work and it's been a long, ****ty day. You log on to your favorite pizza place and order a pizza for pickup and have it ready by the time you arrive, or delivered at the same time you get home.

    Use Orb.com for your streaming music/video from home. No need for VPN.

    If you invest in the stock market, you can get live (or nearly live) stock quotes while you're driving. Just be sure to pull over to notify your broker or make that big buy or sell.

    One thing that is in my plans is to be able to stay up-to-date with my timekeeping for clients while I'm on the road.

    If you have a camera in the car, you can stream video (albeit slowly) to a webserver and have someone else with an internet connection give you directions or just watch the scenery you as you drive.

    Use GPSSecure or WhereismyGPS to upload your GPS position as frequently as the internet connection will allow, so that people can see where you are. Useful for family and friends.

    And of course, pr0n on the go.

    How about some tidbits on how you got this to work with the 650? I thought that DUN had to be manually set each time on the Treo before a PC connection could take place. What network are you using, and any other software on the PC/Treo? Does the PC automtically initiate the DUN connection when it needs to get internet access?
    I got it to work with my Treo. DUN does not have to be manually connected each time. If you set the BT DUN connection as your default internet connection (set in Internet Options in the Windoze Control Panel), it will connect whenever you try to access the internet.
    Another option is to setup a button in your front-end to connect whenever you want 'net.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    I don't know man, threads like these have been done 100 times. Not sure why this one is worded as an advertisement, but here's a few ideas:

    • You can track your vehicle live through the use of whereismygps.net or via GPSSecure.
    • Sync files from your desktop to your carpc.
    • Use smarthome with carpc - Turn on your home lights when you get within set range of your home. Eventually do more like unlock doors, draw a bath, start coffee, etc...
    • Pull down weather updates
    • Pull down traffic updates, traffic reports, traffic cams, etc...
    • Report traffic accidents live
    • Stream video from your vehicle, store remotely - in case of accident and carpc is damaged.
    • Upload GPS info to GPSSecure website. Be able to log in and see live other carPCers in your area. In the near future - be able to connect up to other carpc users' machine and sync info, voice chat with one another, etc....
    • Not too distant future - be able to navigate via your connection. Every car will be connected to a system. You'll be able to know exactly where all of the other cars are around you. Will aid autopilot system. (One step up from current radar cruise control systems)
    • Live Cop location reporting. All carPC user's behind/infront of you will receive pop up message when you report a cop in their path.
    • Live carpc news - drive through a city and receive a message about an upcoming event at that location.
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    I'm curious what that bandwidth is like.. How 'bout vehicle tracking?


    edit: okay, so I posted a little later than the above.. sorry, disregard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hark
    How about some tidbits on how you got this to work with the 650? I thought that DUN had to be manually set each time on the Treo before a PC connection could take place. What network are you using, and any other software on the PC/Treo? Does the PC automtically initiate the DUN connection when it needs to get internet access?

    I'm through cingular, and you are correct, you do have to set it up manually each time. However, I disable it when I'm not in the car anyways because leaving Dial up on drains the battery REALLY fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfebaine
    I'm through cingular, and you are correct, you do have to set it up manually each time. However, I disable it when I'm not in the car anyways because leaving Dial up on drains the battery REALLY fast.
    No, you don't have to set it up manually each time.
    Make certain the connection is set not to prompt for phone number, username or password. That way it will automatically establish the connection when selected.
    Then you set the BT connection to the default internet connection, and the PC will automatically establish the connection when you access an internet application.

    Now, the Treo has to be set to use DUN every time it's restarted. I've found no way around that.

    And a car charger for the Treo fixes the battery drain problem right up.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert
    No, you don't have to set it up manually each time.
    Make certain the connection is set not to prompt for phone number, username or password. That way it will automatically establish the connection when selected.
    Then you set the BT connection to the default internet connection, and the PC will automatically establish the connection when you access an internet application.

    Now, the Treo has to be set to use DUN every time it's restarted. I've found no way around that.

    And a car charger for the Treo fixes the battery drain problem right up.

    The car charger is the very next step, and yes...I've set the PC to access the BT connection by default. However, I'm finding that I actually have to sign into the web on the treo first then activate the DUN for the PC to get a connection.

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    There's something wrong then. You should be able to dial using the BT connection and not connect to the web with the Treo.

    I'll have to fire up the car unit and see how mine is setup and post details here.
    Watch for it.
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    OK. Here'd how it should be setup:

    It sounds as if you have the bluetooth drivers setup correctly, as it's connecting to the phone and you're able to use the internet connection.

    Create a dialup internet connection using the Bluetooth DUN Modem as the device.
    The number to dail should be *99***1#
    The username should be [email protected]
    The password should be CINGULAR1
    Lastly, in the properties of the Bluetooth DUN modem, enter AT+cgdcont=1,IP,isp.cingular in the Extra initialization commands, located on the Advanced tab of the modem properties. (See attached image)

    If you want to bypass the prompt for username/password/phone no. when connecting, edit the properties of the BT DUN connection and uncheck the prompts for username, password and phone number. This way, whenever you activate the connection, it will automatically connect with the saved information.
    Note: In order to get this to work, you have to connect with this DUN connection one time with the Save Password option checked.

    [EDIT]
    This edit is being done through the bluetooth 'net connection on my Treo650. It took some fiddling to figure out why it wouldn't connect, but my Treo needed to be restarted. At that point, it worked like a charm.

    IF anyone has any questions about getting this setup and working properly, feel free to PM me. I can't help you with any providers other than Cingular, so please don't ask.
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