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Softick PPP Do you want to connect your Palm powered device to your LAN or Internet?

From USB cradle/cable, bluetooth/serial without additional network equipment.

Softick PPP allows you to access the Internet or Local Area Network from your Palm OS device using your desktop PC as a fast and cheap gateway. Softick PPP was designed to establish PPP sessions over USB connection, but now it supports Bluetooth/Serial and Irda sessions.

Using Softick PPP, you can connect to the Internet or the local network, browse the Web, get the latest news, chat with friends and read mail from Palm OS devices via USB cradle or cable, without an additional networking equipment.

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Automatic DNS Configuration

 

Softick PPP is able to query your Windows configuration for the list of DNS servers to use, and in most cases you can leave default settings. But in a few cases you might need to set up DNS addresses manually. Manual setup is required if you have more then two DNS servers or dial-up connection.

You can view your current DNS servers using View log menu item in the Network Profile dialog.

 

DNS servers addresses priority

 

There are a few simple rules which will help you to set up correct DNS configuration.

  1. Palm OS will use Network profile DNS servers regardless of what you have specified on the PC.
  2. If you have specified Primary and Secondary DNS servers, both servers should be available, since Palm OS interleaves DNS Servers requests. If there are locations where only one server is available, create different network profiles for them
  3. If you have checked "Query DNS" option in Palm Network Profile, you need to provide DNS servers in Softick PPP configuration or enable automatic DNS discovery.

 

DNS and Dial-up Internet (LAN) access

 

If you access Internet or corporate LAN via Dial-up connection, and DNS servers assigned automatically by remote host, you have an alternative:

  1. Specify DNS addresses manually
  2. Establish PPP connection with Palm after the connection to the remote network has been established

This behavior is by design. Softick PPP configures Palm network options during IPCP negotiation phase and cannot reconfigure Palm, if connection was already established.

 

Manual DNS configuration

 

For manual DNS configuration, establish connection to remote network, open command prompt and type:

C:>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration
...
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:
...
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
...
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:
...
PPP adapter Lucky.Net:

        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-53-45-00-00-00
        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 193.193.199.130
        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
        DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 193.193.193.100
                                            193.193.193.115

        NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled


Your active DNS Servers for Dial-up connection are shown in the "DNS Servers" line. Put them to the Palm Network profile or Softick PPP configuration.