How to use the Palm Treo 700w as an EVDO modem

Verizon is well known for disabling Dial-Up Networking (DUN) on their phones with high speed connectivity and the new Palm Treo 700w is no exception. The Verizon Treo has EVDO integrated so it is the perfect modem to connect to a laptop or Tablet PC for high-speed connection to the web, but with DUN disabled by Verizon there is no way to do that out of the box. Enter PdaNet, a utility from June Fabrics that lets you connect the Treo to a PC using the Palm USB sync cable and use it as a tethered modem. The software is simple to use, just install and when you want to connect your laptop to the Internet click the Connect tray icon and the dial-up process is started automatically. PdaNet for Windows Mobile has been in beta but it looks like the final version has been released. There is a 7 day trial period and the registered version will cost you $34 ($29 for existing customers). I have not used this personally since I have an EVDO card for my Tablet PC but Treo forum users are singing the praises of the program.


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