Wow, that’s one geeky title!
So I used to surf the net via my Treo 650 using PdaNet, which worked fine (just will cost you $34). It was a little dorky to have your phone attached to your laptop via USB, but it worked. Then a buddy of mine showed me how to setup up a network connection and bypass PdaNet, which also worked fine – this was all on my Dell 700m Laptop.
Then I changed to a Treo 700p, and the version of PdaNet I had didn’t work and I was too cheap/broke to buy the updated version, so I just stopped using it, & honestly I didn’t use it that much. Fast forward to today. I canceled my home high speed, knowing that I could check email, blog & tweet from my phone. Then I remembered that there is a way to use the phone via Bluetooth as a modem, which got me excited – so I went off to research, at the office of course because we were “unplugged” at home.
It took me quite a while to find the best resource that worked, so I thought I would share it here. Basically all I had to do was follow the instructions and it worked like a charm. I updated the firmware on my Treo, downloaded a couple programs, did some configuration on the MBP, and walla – I am blogging from home tonight. So here’s some valuable resources:
(make sure you have the unlimited data plan for your carrier, or you might end up with a huge bill)