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HP iPAQ Pocket PC h2200 Series - Connecting to the Internet

Introduction

Use the HP iPAQ Pocket PC to connect to the Internet or an office network.

To send and receive e-mail with Inbox and to view Web sites with Pocket Internet Explorer, a remote connection must be set up with devices such as a CompactFlash (CF) modem card, Secure Digital Input/Output (SDIO) modem card, ethernet card, or a wireless 802.11x card. Another option is to use a Bluetooth-enabled device such as a phone or LAN Access point.

NOTE: Use of dial-up and wireless Internet, e-mail, corporate networks, and other wireless communications, such as Bluetooth-enabled devices, may require separately purchased additional hardware and other compatible equipment, in addition to a standard Wireless LAN (WLAN) infrastructure and a separately purchased service contract. Check with the service provider for availability and coverage in the area. Not all Web content may be available. Some Web content may require installation of additional software.
NOTE: For more information on this subject, refer to the Help file on the HP iPAQ Pocket PC by tapping Start , Help , then Connections .

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Using a modem card

To connect to the Internet with a modem card, a phone line, a dial-up Internet Service Provider (ISP) or an office Internet connection, and a CompactFlash (CF) expansion card are required.

The following information also must be obtained from the ISP or the network administrator: telephone number, user name, password, domain name, and TCP/IP settings.

NOTE: Insert the CF modem card into the CF expansion slot on top of the HP iPAQ Pocket PC before trying to set up a modem connection.
  1. Locate the CF slot on top of the HP iPAQ Pocket PC.

  2. Pull out the plastic slot cover from the CF expansion slot.

  3. Insert the CF modem card into the CF expansion slot, and push the connection edge of the card firmly into the expansion slot.

    1. Most of the popular modem card drivers are included on the HP iPAQ Pocket PC, so the modem card should be recognized.

    2. If the modem card is not recognized, follow the modem manufacturer's instructions to install the modem card driver on the HP iPAQ Pocket PC.

  4. From the Start menu, tap Settings , the Connections tab, then the Connections icon.

  5. Under My ISP or My Work Network, tap Add a new modem connection .

    Figure 1: Adding a new modem connection

    NOTE: To view additional information on any screen or while changing settings, tap the ? .
  6. Enter a name for the connection, select the modem type, then tap Next .

    Figure 2: Setting up a new connection

  7. Enter the phone number exactly as it is dialed, then tap Next .

  8. Enter the user name, password, and domain.

    Figure 3: Entering user information

  9. If the specific TCP/IP settings need to be entered, tap Advanced , then tap the TCP/IP tab.

  10. Select Use specific IP address .

    Figure 4: Setting the IP address

  11. Enter the IP address.

    NOTE: If the private network does not use dynamically-assigned IP addresses, ask the network administrator for the address.
  12. Tap OK , then Finish .

    Figure 5: Completing the setup process

  13. Tap OK twice to return to the Today screen.

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Connecting to a private network

  1. Before starting, be sure to have the server phone number, user name, and password. This information can be obtained from the network administrator.

  2. Tap Start , Settings , the Connections tab, then the Connections icon.

  3. In My Work Network, set up a new modem connection, new VPN server connection, or proxy server connection.

  4. Start the connection by inserting the necessary modem card into the HP iPAQ Pocket PC, and start using Pocket Internet Explorer. The device automatically begins connecting.

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Synchronizing Links

Links to Web sites can be synchronized from the Favorites list on the computer to view them offline with Pocket Internet Explorer.

  1. From the Start menu on the computer, click the Internet Explorer icon.

  2. Click the Favorites icon on the Navigation bar to see the list of links to the favorite Web sites.

  3. To save a Web site link to Mobile Favorites, open the Web site, then click Create Mobile Favorite .

    If "Favorites" was selected as an information type to be synchronized, ActiveSync copies the mobile favorite to the HP iPAQ Pocket PC the next time they are synchronized.

  4. Follow the instructions in Synchronize information to manually synchronize the favorite links.

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Entering an Internet address

With Pocket Internet Explorer and a connection to the Internet, Web sites can be viewed on the HP iPAQ Pocket PC by typing an address or Universal Resource Locator (URL) in the Address bar.

NOTE: Web sites that use HTML 4.0, DHTML, animated GIF images, and Java applets may not work correctly in Pocket Internet Explorer without additional software.

To enter an Internet address on the HP iPAQ Pocket PC, do the following:

  1. From the Start menu, tap Internet Explorer , then Address Bar .

    NOTE: If the Address Bar is not turned on, tap the View tab, then tap Address Bar to turn it on.
  2. Enter the address (URL) in the Address bar.

    Figure 6: Entering the URL

  3. Tap the Go icon.

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Using a Favorites list

With Pocket Internet Explorer and a connection to the Internet, Web sites can be viewed on the HP iPAQ Pocket PC by selecting a Web site from the Favorites list.

To select a Web site from the Favorites list, do the following:

  1. From the Start menu, tap Internet Explorer .

  2. Tap the Favorites icon and the Web site to be viewed.

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