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  1. #1
    News Groupie
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    Is there a difference between the different USB data cables available
    (specifically miniSync, SupplyNet & those others sold on eBay)??? Is there
    an advantage of one over the others?

    Will they all get 144 kbps via Vision? Is SnapSync or DataPilot required to
    use as a modem and to reach those speeds or do I just need the drivers for
    the cable?

    TIA
    [email protected]OSPAM





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  2. #2
    John Richards
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    Re: USB Data Cables Difference

    "News Groupie" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > Is there a difference between the different USB data cables available
    > (specifically miniSync, SupplyNet & those others sold on eBay)??? Is there
    > an advantage of one over the others?


    The only difference I'm aware of is that some cables allow the phone
    to be charged from the PC's USB port.

    > Will they all get 144 kbps via Vision?


    Yes, although 144 kbps is the *peak* speed. Sustained throughput speed
    is more like 110 kbps.

    > Is SnapSync or DataPilot required to
    > use as a modem and to reach those speeds or do I just need the drivers for
    > the cable?


    No software required other than the freely available USB driver.

    --
    John Richards





  3. #3
    plane
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    Re: USB Data Cables Difference

    "News Groupie" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Is there a difference between the different USB data cables available
    > (specifically miniSync, SupplyNet & those others sold on eBay)??? Is there
    > an advantage of one over the others?
    >
    > Will they all get 144 kbps via Vision? Is SnapSync or DataPilot required to
    > use as a modem and to reach those speeds or do I just need the drivers for
    > the cable?
    >
    > TIA
    > [email protected]OSPAM


    probably will get different opinions, but it's just a cable; the only
    difference I have noticed is that some of them provide a charge to the
    phone from the laptop; this has not been that big a deal with the
    newer 5400/5500 phones, but when I useed the 4900, the battery life
    was very short without the charging cable. I have seen arguments that
    the charger cable is to be e avoided, but I used one for over a
    year---the data portion of it finally failed (i suspect a bad
    connector, used it a lot) and I have since used a non charger
    cable---either the drivers will work, ot the sprint software, which I
    believe is still on their web page, once you log on.



  4. #4
    News Groupie
    Guest

    Re: USB Data Cables Difference

    Thanx! You guys were very helpful.


    "News Groupie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Is there a difference between the different USB data cables available
    > (specifically miniSync, SupplyNet & those others sold on eBay)??? Is there
    > an advantage of one over the others?
    >
    > Will they all get 144 kbps via Vision? Is SnapSync or DataPilot required

    to
    > use as a modem and to reach those speeds or do I just need the drivers for
    > the cable?
    >
    > TIA
    > [email protected]OSPAM
    >
    >






  5. #5
    JRW
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    Re: USB Data Cables Difference

    News Groupie wrote:
    > Is there a difference between the different USB data cables available


    The cable sold at Radio Shack and from FutureDail website will not
    power your phone. Look at www.gomatic.com for a data/charger cable.

    > Will they all get 144 kbps via Vision? Is SnapSync or DataPilot required to
    > use as a modem and to reach those speeds or do I just need the drivers for
    > the cable?


    I rarely get better than 50 or 60 KBps, but then I'm almost five miles
    from the nearest tower. Even though pulling out the antenna may or may
    not increase the number of signal bars (of the RECEIVED tower signal),
    it certainly increases my speed. With one or no signal bars, I often get
    network timeout errors, with one or two bars the pages load slow, with
    two or three its much faster.

    You can use the Windows dialup connection wizard to create a dialer
    (called a connectoid) using your Vision user name and #7777 as the
    number to dial.




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