PDA Wifi

  1. Just got a new Palm TX and this may be a stupid question but do you have to subscribe to a wireless network or do you just need to be near a hot spot for the wifi to work?
    Thanks in advance for any help
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  3. by   HUCtoRNBScN
    Hi,
    Nope, you don't need to subscribe to anything. Just pop the little Wifi card in the top of your PDA (you may also have an internal card instead) and see if your are in a "hotspot". It should tell you if there is a connection, and how strong it is. You can then connect and surf the net! I know Starbucks are all Wifi spots, same as other places like Best Buy etc.
  4. by   xptp29a
    Quote from ledwards63
    Just got a new Palm TX and this may be a stupid question but do you have to subscribe to a wireless network or do you just need to be near a hot spot for the wifi to work?
    Thanks in advance for any help
    It all depends where you're at when you're using your Palm TX.

    When I'm at home or at school I can log on automatically because the security keys are saved to my TX (so in a way I'm subscribed to those wireless networks). I can click on the email or web function on the TX and the TX will seach for the wireless networks available to me and connect automatically if they are networks already in my list. If I'm near a new network I have to add in the security key, if there is one, to be able to use it.

    Your TX has a built-in Wi-Fi card so you don't have to insert anything in the card holder. The easiest way to see if there are any wireless networks around is to press the Internet button on the bottom of the TX and the Wi-Fi network configuration screen will pop-up. Click on the appropriate network, press connect and you should be good to go.
  5. by   LeaRN2008
    Thanks for the info on that, but now I can't get my tx to sync with my computer any advice on that? I have done everything it told me to do on the screen. Could it be because I have a laptop instead of a desktop?
  6. by   xptp29a
    I'm writing this assuming you're using Windows...

    First, make sure that you've installed all the software, including the Hot Sync manager and Palm Desktop.

    Also, make sure that the Hot Sync Manager icon appears in the icon tray near the clock on the bottom right of your computer screen.

    Double check the USB connections to ensure everything is tight. Right click on the Hot Sync icon in the icon tray. The Local USB option should be checked. If all this is right, then go to the TX itself.

    In the Applications, select Hot Sync. Local should be selected. Cradle/Cable should be selected. If all this is good, click the Hot Sync icon and it should sync.
  7. by   xptp29a
    I forgot to mention that you can press the black button on the USB Hot Sync cable to initiate the sync, as well.
  8. by   LeaRN2008
    Sorry it took so long to get back but I had to take my son to the doctor. Thanks for all your help it is now working.

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