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Old 11-16-2008, 12:41 PM   #41
AdamGott
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It's a bit late but here is what I now do with problematic wifi devices in my house. I turned off all encryption and use MAC addresses to allow access to my router. I had problems getting my IPAQ rx3115 to connect to a new router using encryption so I went this route instead.

It is supposedly easy to clone MAC addresses but I think you have to know which one to clone. I think this security level is quite a bit better than none and it still allows me to access my router with these older devices.

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Originally Posted by BooksForABuck View Post
I've been very happy with my Jornada which I bought about a year and a half ago (on eBay) for $75. I was happy to read about the aftermarket batteries although I'm satisfied with my current battery life--on other PDAs, batteries have been major issues (I'm on my third with my iPAQ.)

In terms of Wi-Fi, I've had success using open Wi-Fi at hotels, the college where I teach, and in restaurants. No success with connecting to my own secure Wi-Fi (although it supports at least some encrypted Wi-Fi).

The screen is big enough that you can read PDF files, and the (old) version of Internet Explorer works well enough for HTML formatted eBooks.

I actually use the Jornada primarily as a writing machine (although I have read 6 or 7 books on it). The keyboard takes some adjustment, but it is possible to 10-finger type with it). I've written hundreds of pages on this machine as I use it during my commute on Dallas's light rail.

Because I don't synch, I'd be interested in any insights on how to load Mobipocket directly via the CF card.

Rob Preece
Publisher, www.BooksForABuck.com
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