Originally Posted by Ret
Yes you can browse the internet with an EBW1150. The only thing is that the internal browser is not very powerful and will not correctly render new HTML pages. Simple HTML is fine for this device.
I tried that when I was trying to write a Java program to upload local ebooks to my device. As a proof of concept I remember generating a special html page that enabled web surfing. The project then died because of my lack of java knowledge and time.
This is how it worked: the device tries to connect to ebooktechnologies server and asks for a file which is a list of books. You change your OS "hosts" file so that that URL resolves to another IP. Breeno has done that and changed it to point to 127.0.01 (localhost) so that you can upload local content.
The second part is to instead of giving the list of books file, give it a specific file with a link to the internet so that you can start browsing. I think you cannot directly type an URL.
I still have the java files if you are interested in that small proof of concept.
Hope this helps a little...
This sounds so interesting.
I have been playing with a proxy server (Linreb - Linux eLibrarian) for the REB 1200 (big brother to the EBW1150) and have not done any testing on the EBW1150 because it doesn't connect to the internet via ethernet. I grab the HTTP GET / POST produced by the REB 1200 and server back my info.
Can you share your (java) code and experiences getting the EBW 1150 to "surf the net"?
Most appreciated if you can!
EDIT: Just tested Linreb with the EBW1150 and it works perfectly. I'm all set except for that psuedo-surfing ability you hacked together! Cool! This may work together with the recent announcement that Mobileread has gone Mobile by pointing the EBW1150's internal broweser to http://www.mobileread.mobi/ . These are simple pages and hopefully Linreb can be modified to allow direct downloading from the Mobileread IMP ebook uploads forum... please stay tuned...