Verizon Treo 700p EV-DO instructions

Summary:A friend sent me these instructions on how to connect the new palmOne Treo 700p to Verizon's high-speed EV-DO network with a Mac.

A friend sent me these instructions on how to connect the new palmOne Treo 700p to Verizon's high-speed EV-DO network with a Mac.

Step 1 - Be sure that your Verizon account has Broadband Access and Dial Up Networking authorized.  The dial-up working (DUN) package costs an extra $15 per month.

Step 2 - Download and install the PC5220 driver from Verizon.

Step 3 - Pair the Treo with the MacBook Pro using Bluetooth in System Preferences and the Bluetooth Preference pane in Preferences on the Treo. The computer creates a passkey which you have to enter into the Treo. Nothing unique to the Treo here, this is standard Bluetooth pairing.  Be sure to check the box for browsing the internet via the phone.  In Bluetooth Setup Assistant, leave the username and password blank (this is a change from the Treo 650); phone number is #777.  Modem script:  "Verizon Support PC5220"

Step 4 - Open Internet Connect and hit the Connect button.  You can also access this in the pull down menu at the top of the screen under the Bluetooth icon (if you have enabled showing this icon while in Bluetooth access).

The Palm tech support person who got it to work said this was their very first tech support call on DUN for a Mac and that there is no USB driver (yet) for using Dial up networking on a Treo 700p with a Mac, it can only be done on bluetooth. Is anyone creating such a driver?

In two different speed tests EV-DO download speeds were 307 and 335 kilobits/second (which may be limited by Bluetooth), probably 10x the practical speed of a 56k modem. Battery life on the 700p while using Bluetooth is materially worse than on the Treo 650.

Screen shots:

Image 1: PPP Settings
Image 2: Internet Connect Settings
Image 3: Bluetooth Settings
Image 4: Connected!

Topics: Wi-Fi

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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