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HP iPAQ Pocket PC h5100 and h5500 - Connecting to the Internet

Introduction
Use the HP iPAQ Pocket PC to connect to the Internet or a network.
To send and receive e-mail with Inbox and to view Web sites with Pocket Internet Explorer, a remote connection must be established with devices such as a Secure Digital Input/Output (SDIO) modem card, optional Expansion Pack with CompactFlash (CF) modem card installed, ethernet card, or a wireless 802.11x card. Another option is to use a Bluetooth-enabled device such as a phone or LAN Access point.
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Use of dial-up and wireless Internet, e-mail, corporate networks, and other wireless communications, such as Bluetooth-enabled devices, may require separately purchased additional hardware and other compatible equipment, in addition to a standard Wireless LAN (WLAN) infrastructure and a separately purchased service contract. Check with the service provider for availability and coverage in your area. Not all Web content may be available. Some Web content may require installation of additional software.
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For more information on this subject, refer to the Help file on the HP iPAQ Pocket PC by tapping Start, Help, and Connections.
Using a modem card
To connect to the Internet with a modem card, a phone line, a dial-up Internet Service Provider (ISP) or a work Internet connection, and an optional Single-Slot or Dual-Slot PC Card Expansion Pack, Expansion Pack Plus, or CompactFlash (CF) Card Expansion Pack are needed.
Obtain the following information from the ISP or network administrator: telephone number, user name, password, domain name, and TCP/IP settings.
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Insert the modem card before trying to set up a modem connection.
  1. Insert the modem card into an expansion pack
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    If the modem card is not recognized, follow the modem manufacturer's instructions to install the modem card driver on the HP iPAQ Pocket PC.
  2. From the Start menu, tap Settings, the Connections tab, and the Connections icon.
  3. Under My ISP or My Work Network, tap Add a new modem connection.
    Figure : Connections screen
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    To view additional information on any screen or while changing settings, tap ?.
  4. Enter a name for the connection, select the modem type, then tap Next.
    Figure : Naming the connection
  5. Enter the phone number exactly as it is dialed, then tap Next.
  6. Enter user name, password, and domain.
    Figure : Entering user information
  7. If entering specific TCP/IP settings is necessary, tap Advanced, then tap the TCP/IP tab.
  8. Select Use specific IP address.
  9. Enter the IP address.
    Figure : Entering the IP address
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    If the private network does not use dynamically-assigned IP addresses, ask the network administrator for the address.
  10. Tap OK, and Finish.
  11. Tap OK twice to return to the Today screen.
Connecting to a private network
  1. Before starting, be sure to have the server phone number, user name, and password (this information can be obtained from the network administrator).
  2. Tap Start, Settings, the Connections tab, and the Connections icon.
  3. In My Work Network, set up a new modem connection, new VPN server connection, or proxy server connection.
  4. Start the connection by inserting the necessary modem card into the HP iPAQ Pocket PC, and start using Pocket Internet Explorer (the device automatically begins connecting).
Entering an Internet address
With Pocket Internet Explorer and a connection to the Internet, Web sites can be viewed on the HP iPAQ Pocket PC by typing an address or Universal Resource Locator (URL) in the Address bar.
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Web sites that use HTML 4.0, DHTML, animated GIF images, and Java applets may not work correctly in Pocket Internet Explorer without additional software.
Follow these steps to enter an Internet address (URL) on the HP iPAQ Pocket PC:
  1. From the Start menu, tap Internet Explorer, and Address Bar.
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    If the Address Bar is not visible, tap the View tab, then Address Bar to turn it on.
  2. Enter the Internet address (URL) in the Address bar.
    Figure : Entering the Internet address
  3. Tap the Go icon.
Using a Favorites list
With Pocket Internet Explorer and a connection to the Internet, a Web site can be viewed on the HP iPAQ Pocket PC by selecting it from the Favorites list.
Follow these steps to select a Web site from the Favorites list:
  1. From the Start menu, tap Internet Explorer.
  2. Tap the Favorites icon and the desired Web site.

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