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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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Unbelievably simple to use! After reading all of the daunting forum posts on how to connect to the the internet using bluetooth with my Palm TX; installing and setting up softick PPP was a piece of cake. Fantastic! Plug and Play bluetooth at last!

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Network HotSync with Palm OS 5 Devices

 

The problem

 

Unfortunately, due to the bugs in the process of porting HotSync application to the Palm OS 5 ARM platform, PalmSource forgets to swap bytes in Primary PC Address. That's why network hotsync takes too much time or just cannot be performed.

 

Solution

 

To workaround this very common problem, Softick PPP has a special NAT option which corrects broken IP addresses in HotSync UDP packets. To activate this feature, open Softick PPP configuration dialog, select NAT page and check "Correct UDP header to workaround Palm OS 5 HotSync bug".

If you aren't sure whether your PDA has this bug, enable Softick PPP packet sniffer, try to perform network HotSync and analyze packet log using WinDump program. If your HotSync is broken, you will see the network packets (the Primary PC address was 192.168.0.1)

03:00:00.22678140 IP: IP 10.0.0.0.2049 > 1.0.168.192.14237: udp 16
03:00:01.22678140 IP: IP 1.0.168.192 > 10.0.0.0: icmp 36: host 1.0.168.192 unreachable
03:00:00.22678140 IP: IP 10.0.0.0.2049 > 1.0.168.192.14237: udp 16
03:00:01.22678140 IP: IP 1.0.168.192 > 10.0.0.0: icmp 36: host 1.0.168.192 unreachable
03:00:00.22678140 IP: IP 10.0.0.0.2049 > 1.0.168.192.14237: udp 16
03:00:01.22678140 IP: IP 1.0.168.192 > 10.0.0.0: icmp 36: host 1.0.168.192 unreachable