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    Using the G as a modem (On Page 4)

    Does anyone know if this phone can be used as a laptop modem? I have seen that this is possible for the Samsung i-700, but I would like to know if anyone has tried with this phone. Responses much appreciated!

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    Mike knows this, I know he does

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    This will be the deciding factor to whether or not I get the device. If anyone knows the answer please post it.

    Thanks...

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    I have not been able to accomplish this, might need some third party software, can the XDA do this?

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    As with most phones we might just need a driver.

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    Originally posted by chrisngrod
    As with most phones we might just need a driver.
    Ya, we need a driver that makes it look like a modem to the computer. My Samsung A500 did this and you could just setup a new connection to dial #777 with no problems.

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    In this review of the phone: http://www.3gwiz.com/viewarticle.php?id=13
    It says "However, I did successfully hook the device up using a standard USB cable to my computer and used it as a modem."
    Emailing the guy now to see how he did it.

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    Originally posted by mayern
    In this review of the phone: http://www.3gwiz.com/viewarticle.php?id=13
    It says "However, I did successfully hook the device up using a standard USB cable to my computer and used it as a modem."
    Emailing the guy now to see how he did it.
    I would love to hear his answer, as when I hooked it up to mine, it would sync with ActiveSync but there was no new modem, even after I tried to install it as such.

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    Answer:They took it out!

    My first G1000 had under settings>system>modem switch.
    I looked at it, and it let you tell the g1000 to use the USB port as a modem.
    This is now missing in my new G1000 !

    Soooo, whoever has this switch, please post the app as a zip file, maybe we can re install it.

    -Les

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    More on the above, I looked at the WINDOWS folder on the G1000 from my desktop, and I see "modem.cpl" which is a control panel. Maybe it's the one, as I restored my backup from the old G1000 when I moved to the new one. Maybe there has to be a link activated someplace to make it actually show up under the settings screen.
    Any PPC power users know these internals?
    -L

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    This is what i got:
    "I have a few USB cables lying around the house. The cable type needed to
    run from a computer to the port on the bottom of the G1000 is an A to B
    type. I plugged both ends in, set the computer to dial #777 and I was able
    to look at 3gwiz.com and a few other sites on line. It was pretty simple
    actually

    Shawn Pryde
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    3gwiz.com"
    So it seems it that we need that app.

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    Originally posted by mayern
    This is what i got:
    "I have a few USB cables lying around the house. The cable type needed to
    run from a computer to the port on the bottom of the G1000 is an A to B
    type. I plugged both ends in, set the computer to dial #777 and I was able
    to look at 3gwiz.com and a few other sites on line. It was pretty simple
    actually

    Shawn Pryde
    Lead Developer
    3gwiz.com"
    So it seems it that we need that app.
    The cable is no problem. The issue is that in order to dial you need a modem configured on the computer, and there's no modem setup when you install the G1000.

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    Exactly Starrbuck... I think the cable for my camera will work, but the computer will have no way to recognize the modem as such. I would think this guy from 3gwhiz would be a whiz and note how exactly he did that...

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    Modem

    Mayern: Can you walk us through the process in getting this hook up as Modem.

    I try different things but with no luck.

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    just tap MODEM SWITCH to use as USB modem

    Get a clue and see my above posts.
    Some G1000s will have the modem switch setting to allow you to use it as a modem.
    Some, like my newer one, has the command REMOVED>!!!
    The setting is STILL IN THE HELP FILE for settings.
    Do a help, and scroll to the settings.
    Under SYSTEM you will see them talk about MODEM SWITCH
    "just tap modem switch"

    My G1000 has no such icon to tap.
    My previousG1000 DID have it.

    You can hook up usb cables till your blue in the face, but if you can't tell the G1000 to act as a modem, you outa luck.

    -Les

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    Modem

    LESD Thanks for your insight, some of us read the postings. I had already looked at the Help and found that there is the possibility for the Modem.
    This is my second G1000, with the first one been a TechNet unit. That unit also did not have under Setting the Modem Switch. I know that the 3GWiz.com Unit is also from TechNet Conference.

    It would help for all of those reading the forum to just see the basic steps to get this thing to work as a modem. It is a pain already that we cannot do regular SMS.

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    modem switch

    I think if we can locate a G1000 that has the command, we can re install it into the system folder, maybe with a bit of tweaking.
    otherwise, Sadly,I think it's never going to magically behave as a modem for laptop use.
    -Les

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    Modem

    Veroi where did you get your first g1000?
    I wonder if this is the start of sprint disabling modem functionality on there phones.

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    Re: Answer:They took it out!

    Originally posted by lesd
    My first G1000 had under settings>system>modem switch.
    I looked at it, and it let you tell the g1000 to use the USB port as a modem.
    This is now missing in my new G1000 !

    Soooo, whoever has this switch, please post the app as a zip file, maybe we can re install it.
    The app apparently is still there. Go to your Windows folder and click on "modem". It brings up a screen that allows you to change the mode on your G1000 from "ActiveSync" to "PC Modem". (The PC Modem choice will be greyed out if your phone is not connected to your PC.) After I did this, the computer searched for a driver for the "Data Interface" but was unable to find one, even on the supplied disk from Sprint.

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    I don't see 'modem' on the ppc with file browser under WINDOWS.
    I do see a 'modem.cpl' there from the desktop, however.

    -Les

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