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VX4400 Used as Regular Modem Interface

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Gray Ghost, Oct 12, 2003.

  1. Gray Ghost

    Gray Ghost Guest

    Al Klein <rukbat@pern.org> wrote in
    news:95nmovk58rgq1qi7rodjf5pal0d14kvvtc@Pern.rk:

    > On Mon, 13 Oct 2003 20:23:54 GMT, Gray Ghost
    > <grayghost@ghostwiththemost.comm> posted in alt.cellular.verizon:
    >
    >>Al Klein <rukbat@pern.org> wrote in
    >>news:6utjovcr915eaqaahulcb5pu255b6f642q@Pern.rk:
    >>
    >>> On Sun, 12 Oct 2003 22:17:37 GMT, Hugh Wolf
    >>> <hwolf@deutsches.lieder.de> posted in alt.cellular.verizon:
    >>>
    >>>>As far as drivers go, you don't need a 3rd party driver in OSX to
    >>>>use the straight USB cable. You do to use the USB->RS232 cable. In
    >>>>XP/2000, my guess is you'll need a driver for either cable.
    >>>
    >>> There are drivers available at the FutureDial site for the
    >>> FutureDial cable.

    >>
    >>Okay, so tell me if I'm correct or not here. I need to get the
    >>FutureDial SnapSync software or the SnapDial software and the
    >>following cable?
    >>
    >>Radioshack Catalog #: 17-789 -- Straight USB cable
    >>
    >>To use when dialing up an ISP or modem pool this would be suitable?
    >>
    >>Thanks for your help.
    >>
    >>Using Windows XP...
    >>
    >>Yes, I have USB...

    >
    > All you need is the cable. You download the "driver" (it's a full
    > setup, with who knows how many files in the cab files). Tell it the
    > phone you have, let it run and you should see a new serial port and a
    > new modem if you go into Device Manager (right click on My Computer,
    > etc.) You'll probably have to set the initialization string to
    > at$qcmdr=3 for that modem (Control Panel, Phone and Modem, etc.)
    >


    Thanks for the information. I think I'll go pick one up tomorrow so that
    I can use it on travel when I'm in a location that doesn't have a local
    phone number, and I've got the unlimited minutes, and well yeah :)



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  2. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    On Wed, 15 Oct 2003 23:38:49 GMT, Gray Ghost
    <grayghost@ghostwiththemost.comm> posted in alt.cellular.verizon:

    >Thanks for the information. I think I'll go pick one up tomorrow so that
    >I can use it on travel when I'm in a location that doesn't have a local
    >phone number, and I've got the unlimited minutes, and well yeah :)


    The only thing I don't like about FutureDial cables is that there's no
    charging port, so a couple of hours on line kills the phone's battery.
  3. Al S

    Al S Guest

    I use my laptop connected to my VX4400 with the phone on the desktop
    charger which keeps the phone charged. The charger base has a 12 VDC
    input which can come from a cigarette lighter plug.


    Al Klein <rukbat@pern.org> wrote in article
    <rgqrovsavr1csf2ilk7kd21pc4m73roogk@Pern.rk>:
    > On Wed, 15 Oct 2003 23:38:49 GMT, Gray Ghost
    > <grayghost@ghostwiththemost.comm> posted in alt.cellular.verizon:
    >
    > >Thanks for the information. I think I'll go pick one up tomorrow so that
    > >I can use it on travel when I'm in a location that doesn't have a local
    > >phone number, and I've got the unlimited minutes, and well yeah :)

    >
    > The only thing I don't like about FutureDial cables is that there's no
    > charging port, so a couple of hours on line kills the phone's battery.


    [posted via phonescoop.com]
  4. Roger Binns

    Roger Binns Guest

    > The only thing I don't like about FutureDial cables is that there's no
    > charging port, so a couple of hours on line kills the phone's battery.


    Get an extended battery :) I am absolutely amazed at how long they
    last even when doing data dialup (admittedly QNC and not EN).

    Roger
  5. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    On Thu, 16 Oct 2003 03:58:59 -0000, als@net.net (Al S) posted in
    alt.cellular.verizon:

    >I use my laptop connected to my VX4400 with the phone on the desktop
    >charger which keeps the phone charged. The charger base has a 12 VDC
    >input which can come from a cigarette lighter plug.


    Their V60 cable doesn't allow you to plug in the charger, even if you
    use the desktop adapter. (The V60 desktop "charger" needs the regular
    charger plugged into it.)

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