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How to use LG 4400B as modem for laptop

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Adam, Mar 27, 2004.

  1. Adam

    Adam Guest

    So I got a data cable for my LG VX4400B. Now I'm a bit confused on which
    cable to get, because Radio Shack sells two different ones that'll work
    for this phone:
    http://www.radioshack.com/product.a...y_name=CTLG_008_001_007_007&product_id=17-789
    http://www.radioshack.com/product.a...y_name=CTLG_008_001_007_007&product_id=17-783

    The store didn't have any of the 17-783's out, so I picked up a 17-789.
    Which is better?

    Anyhow, I downloaded the USB drivers (http://futuredial.com) for my Win2k
    Pro laptop, and installed them and now my laptop shows a dialup modem
    installed.

    From here is where I get confused. What phone number do I tell my computer
    to dial? What do I do with my cell phone when I want to get online? Is
    this part of Verizon's Mobile Web package, or do I actually have to get a
    dial-up account through some ISP?

    I looked all over for answers to this, but I couldn't find any explanation
    as to how this works. Some people mentioned a way to do it for free, but
    I'd like to opt for the more legal/legitimate approach (even if it costs $$).

    Thanks.
    Adam
     



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  2. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Adam" <blueeskimo@phreaker.net> wrote in message
    news:pan.2004.03.28.02.50.21.382092@phreaker.net...

    >
    > I looked all over for answers to this, but I couldn't find any explanation
    > as to how this works. Some people mentioned a way to do it for free, but
    > I'd like to opt for the more legal/legitimate approach (even if it costs

    $$).
    >
    > Thanks.
    > Adam


    I use #777 for a number using verizon as sort of an ISP, and Hotmail for
    email. Note the #777 is NOT a number you dial on the keypad, but one your
    software dials.
    You can sometimes use a regular dial-up number, however I travel a lot and
    use NA-MOU (ie high speed up to 144k, too fast for regular dial-up), and
    don't want to keep changing the number to a local one.

    There supposedly is something provided by verizon for email, airbridge (or
    something like that), fraid I don't use it so I can't tell you about it, but
    I'm sure other people here can describe it.
     
  3. rgbarnes

    rgbarnes Guest

    Adam, Your almost there. Using your futuredial software dial the number
    #777.Use the name "qnc" small letters and the same for a password. Youw
    will be contected at about 1400 baud legally. Verizon tech support will
    help you with this if you have trouble. It is prefectly legal and a service
    of Verizon. YOu can use any web bsed e-mail like Yahoo or netscape,

    If you call on nights and weekends the call is free as well as the ISP.

    Enjoy
    Ron
     
  4. Adam

    Adam Guest

    On Sun, 28 Mar 2004 13:23:56 -0700, rgbarnes wrote:

    > Adam, Your almost there. Using your futuredial software dial the number
    > #777.Use the name "qnc" small letters and the same for a password. Youw
    > will be contected at about 1400 baud legally. Verizon tech support will
    > help you with this if you have trouble. It is prefectly legal and a service
    > of Verizon. YOu can use any web bsed e-mail like Yahoo or netscape,
    >
    > If you call on nights and weekends the call is free as well as the ISP.
    >
    > Enjoy
    > Ron


    1400 baud? Hmmm .. I had been hearing reports of people downloading at
    8-10K/s .. I assume they're doing this illegally?

    Thanks.
    Adam
     
  5. Sensor Man

    Sensor Man Guest

    On Sun, 28 Mar 2004 18:03:25 -0500, Adam wrote:

    > 1400 baud? Hmmm .. I had been hearing reports of people downloading at
    > 8-10K/s .. I assume they're doing this illegally?


    It's actually 14400 baud, just like the old dialup modems in the mid-90s. I
    use my T730/notebook combo with Earthlink to access my email when I'm in
    hotels that charge for local calls. 14400 is fast enough for text email.

    You can download at higher speeds but you must subscribe to VZW's National
    Access plan. Up to 144KB/s.
     
  6. I have the lg 4400b. I have tryed other cables and the best way to go is
    with the verizon data or mobile office kit. It will work the easyet plus
    your speeds will be much faster. Trust me I tried 3 diferent cables
     
  7. I have this plan. If you have the america's choice plan like I do. All you
    do is pay the minutes. That is only if you are using a phone as a modem. If
    you get a connection card you will have to subscribe to the data plans. If
    you get the data plans then it does not take away from you minutes you just
    use the mb's. I used my minutes on the weekends and the night and it was
    all free. I have been using the mobile office kit for 3 months now.
    It is called the express network. I tested the speed at many sites and
    the average is about 130kbs. They also use compression software to speed up
    the loading of web pages. Do some research at google.com I did because I
    wanted more info.


    "Sensor Man" <sensorman@hoho.tz> wrote in message
    news:a3bxawfo7cpr.hgbmknyi0hza.dlg@40tude.net...
    > On Sun, 28 Mar 2004 18:03:25 -0500, Adam wrote:
    >
    > > 1400 baud? Hmmm .. I had been hearing reports of people downloading at
    > > 8-10K/s .. I assume they're doing this illegally?

    >
    > It's actually 14400 baud, just like the old dialup modems in the mid-90s.

    I
    > use my T730/notebook combo with Earthlink to access my email when I'm in
    > hotels that charge for local calls. 14400 is fast enough for text email.
    >
    > You can download at higher speeds but you must subscribe to VZW's National
    > Access plan. Up to 144KB/s.
     
  8. Mike

    Mike Guest

    This makes No sense.

    The cable has nothing to do with SPEED.


    "Joshua Murchison" <murchisonj@bresnan.net> wrote in message
    news:ze6dnZTpBOGfPg7dRVn-ug@bresnan.com...
    > I have the lg 4400b. I have tryed other cables and the best way to go is
    > with the verizon data or mobile office kit. It will work the easyet plus
    > your speeds will be much faster. Trust me I tried 3 diferent cables
    >
    >
     
  9. Roger Binns

    Roger Binns Guest

    Mike wrote:
    > This makes No sense.
    >
    > The cable has nothing to do with SPEED.


    Well, if you use a USB to serial cable, then the default speed
    on the com port is slower than the straight USB cable. However
    it takes a few seconds in the menus to alter the default speeds
    at which point there is no difference.

    Roger
     
  10. speedy

    speedy Guest

    I recently got a cable for my 4400 after finding out the "similar" cable
    for the 510 doesnt work, but I'm still having problems.

    First is the phone says "charging finished" when I attach it to the
    cable, and then (of course) when I dial up I get a screen that says the
    modem isnt working. This is n win 2000. On win 98 it just crashes my
    system. )-:

    The cable is a cheapie from "prolific.tw"

    Anyone have some pointers?

    Please reply to speedycat@raex.com if you can.

    Take out the cat before replying. (-:

    TIA,

    -Speedy Pete
     
  11. David S

    David S Guest

    On Fri, 07 May 2004 15:46:28 -0400, speedy <seedy@raex.com> chose to add
    this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >I recently got a cable for my 4400 after finding out the "similar" cable
    >for the 510 doesnt work, but I'm still having problems.
    >
    >First is the phone says "charging finished" when I attach it to the
    >cable, and then (of course) when I dial up I get a screen that says the
    >modem isnt working. This is n win 2000. On win 98 it just crashes my
    >system. )-:
    >
    >The cable is a cheapie from "prolific.tw"


    I don't know about the cable from that source, but mine from
    rpiwireless.com also causes the phone to say charging finished.
    Nevertheless, it does charge the battery. I just discovered the other day,
    though, that the connector on the phone end of the cable gets pretty damn
    hot if the battery is in serious need of a charge.

    Can't help you softwarewise; I have XP and anyway, while it was fairly
    straightforward to get it working, it was not exactly a breeze and I can't
    remember all the details.

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    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
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    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
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    Japanese young cannot speak it worth squat." - Dave Barry
     

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