Q and the internet

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  1. gnordic

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    Q and the internet

    I have a fairly new Verizon Q and a MBP 1.83 GHz. One reason I got the Q, aside from its sexiness, was to use the EVDO high-speed internet connection from my mac. Obviously I also wanted to use the internet on the phone. Getting onto the internet using the "regular" old method that mac users have had for years, i.e using bluetooth to dial #777 and use
    the 1x connectino was very easy. The best modem driver for this can be found at http://www.phonenews.com/labs/pcsi_ev-do_mac_v1.zip
    this is the best driver because it addresses bottlenecks by increasing the
    serial port speed to 921000 bps. This driver will also work with USB if you can get Network preferences on your mac to recognize the as a network device, which turns out to be the crux of the problem. There is a hack at http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=931035
    that shows how to solve this problem, but I haven't gotten it working yet. And getting your computer to use the EVDO connection as opposed to the 1x connection is another matter entirely, because your service provider (i.e Verizon, Alltel, sprint, or in my case,
    ACS Alaska) has to allow EVDO access. So the connection to the mac can be fast, but without an EVDO internet connection this is all academic.
    However, the focus of this thread is to get the internet working from the phone itself.
    Because I've taken a Verizon phone and used it on another ISP, the phone doesn't automatically log on to the internet when you hit internet explorer. There are a lot of
    hacks to change "hidden" settings in the Q, like the splash screen etc. These can be found at http://www.everythingq.com/forum/motorola-q/motorola-q-hacks-1037.html#post4927 and using the registry editor gives you more control over the phone. So I found some settings using PHM registry editor by navigating to
    /HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Comm/ConnMgr/PROVIDERS/{7C4B7A39-5FF7-4bc1-80F6-5DA7870BB/Connections
    where you can change the settings for "broadband access" and "express network." These settings cause a box to come up when connecting to the internet that asks for username, password, and domain. But entering the correct information does not get me on the internet, and I get one of three errors: login failed (authentication error), the other side stopped responding, or no network found. perhaps someone could help me out with
    this, as I'm pretty stumped right now.
    Help me out with this, and we'll have the Q working as the best possible device for MAC OS X, with 500 kbps download speeds!!!

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