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  1. #1
    Will
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    I can use this T68 as a modem for my laptop via IR, no problem. I bought a USB cable somewhere, so I wouldn't have to have the IR connection (its a pain in the airport to line it up and keep it still). It is an aftermarket cable with "Sony Ericsson KRY
    111 117" on the connector. No matter what, when I plug it into the USB port on my laptop WinXP doesn't recognize a new hardware device. I can search for it, no new PnP hardware detected. I have no unknown devices, it doesn't seem to show up anywhere in
    Device Manager. I only have one RS232 port, which shows up as COM1.
    Is this a bad cable or something? Do I need to enable anything on the phone software-wise to activate the data port? I am quite annoyed by this. I have a Tungsten T3 with BT for which I use this phone as a modem as well, and that all works fine. I am
    reluctant to try to connect the phone to my laptop via USB as the Sony software is so cumbersome to get configured, but that would be my next and last resort. USB seems like it should just work.
    Thanks for any tips,
    Will



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  2. #2
    Tony Clark
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    Re: T68 as modem for laptop via USB?

    Use Bluetooth. It's much easier and there's no cable to deal with. Most
    likely Windows doesn't have a driver to use the Sony as a USB device. I have
    never seen one and don't have a clue as to where you would get one.

    All you need to do is get a USB BT dongle for your laptop. When you install
    it it will put a shortcut to Dial Up networking. When you select this
    shortcut and look at properties it will give you a dialog window that you
    can specify the phone number and other parameters.

    TC


    "Will" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I can use this T68 as a modem for my laptop via IR, no problem. I bought

    a USB cable somewhere, so I wouldn't have to have the IR connection (its a
    pain in the airport to line it up and keep it still). It is an aftermarket
    cable with "Sony Ericsson KRY 111 117" on the connector. No matter what,
    when I plug it into the USB port on my laptop WinXP doesn't recognize a new
    hardware device. I can search for it, no new PnP hardware detected. I have
    no unknown devices, it doesn't seem to show up anywhere in Device Manager.
    I only have one RS232 port, which shows up as COM1.
    > Is this a bad cable or something? Do I need to enable anything on the

    phone software-wise to activate the data port? I am quite annoyed by this.
    I have a Tungsten T3 with BT for which I use this phone as a modem as well,
    and that all works fine. I am reluctant to try to connect the phone to my
    laptop via USB as the Sony software is so cumbersome to get configured, but
    that would be my next and last resort. USB seems like it should just work.
    > Thanks for any tips,
    > Will






  3. #3
    Michael Pronay
    Guest

    Re: T68 as modem for laptop via USB?

    "Will" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I can use this T68 as a modem for my laptop via IR, no problem.
    > I bought a USB cable somewhere, so I wouldn't have to have the
    > IR connection (its a pain in the airport to line it up and keep
    > it still). It is an aftermarket cable with "Sony Ericsson KRY
    > 111 117" on the connector.


    Seems to be the right cable at first sight. Mine says

    Sony Ericsson
    CE FCC (logos)
    KRY 111 117 R4a

    Type 4040032 (another triangular logo) N173

    Y/0321 Made in China


    > No matter what, when I plug it into the USB port on my laptop
    > WinXP doesn't recognize a new hardware device. I can search for
    > it, no new PnP hardware detected. I have no unknown devices, it
    > doesn't seem to show up anywhere in Device Manager. I only have
    > one RS232 port, which shows up as COM1. Is this a bad cable or
    > something?


    No idea. I remember having troubles with the setup, too, and a
    friend ( professional computer expert) did the job, but I can't
    remember what exactly was the problem. One thing I do remember was
    that WinXP wanted to connect on COM5 port instead of COM1.

    > Do I need to enable anything on the phone software-wise to
    > activate the data port? I am quite annoyed by this.


    Sorry, I guess I am of no real help, except for stating that it
    works with me (with a T39, btw).

    M.



  4. #4
    Jesper Hedegaard
    Guest

    Re: T68 as modem for laptop via USB?


    "Will" <[email protected]> skrev i en meddelelse
    news:[email protected]
    > I can use this T68 as a modem for my laptop via IR, no problem. I bought

    a USB cable somewhere, so I wouldn't have to have the IR connection (its a
    pain in the airport to line it up and keep it still). It is an aftermarket
    cable with "Sony Ericsson KRY 111 117" on the connector. No matter what,
    when I plug it into the USB port on my laptop WinXP doesn't recognize a new
    hardware device. I can search for it, no new PnP hardware detected. I have
    no unknown devices, it doesn't seem to show up anywhere in Device Manager.
    I only have one RS232 port, which shows up as COM1.
    > Is this a bad cable or something? Do I need to enable anything on the

    phone software-wise to activate the data port? I am quite annoyed by this.
    I have a Tungsten T3 with BT for which I use this phone as a modem as well,
    and that all works fine. I am reluctant to try to connect the phone to my
    laptop via USB as the Sony software is so cumbersome to get configured, but
    that would be my next and last resort. USB seems like it should just work.
    > Thanks for any tips,
    > Will


    Hi Will
    Try and see if you have something extraordinary in your control panel.
    Ericsson's software does install something to control the connection from
    their programs to you IR-port, ie they install a control panel applet to
    assign a virtual com-port for you build-in IR-port. And through that
    virtual port you Ericsson programs wil connect to you phone via IR.
    Don't remember what the applet is called - my installation is in Danish, so
    you wouldn't be able to find the same name on your puter ;o)
    But my guess is that it is this applet, that is derouting your IR-port to
    some virtual com-port and thus preventing you from connection through your
    USB-cable. And at the "other" end this applet tells your installed T68-modem
    to go look for this virtual com-port - that concludes the "ring", if you see
    what i mean.
    --
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Mvh
    Jesper
    GS500E når vejret spiller ;o)
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