06-09-2013 10:38 AM
I just joined this board, so I apologize if this question has already been answered.
With my HP ipaq 210, whenever I tap Internet Explorer, I am required to enter info for a "Microsoft Account". I neither have nor want one of these, but will get one if necessary to go online with the ipaq.
What is it, how do I get one, and is it really necessary?
06-13-2015 08:43 AM - edited 06-13-2015 08:45 AM
this was the same query i had xcept i have a HP225G2 NotebookPC but the response/replies seems to have petered out
i would like to not to have to log into my MS account until after i can see my desktop and access Chrome /Word etc
can you advise ?
aslo how do you spellcheck here ?
06-13-2015 10:03 AM
You can connect your HP iPAQ210, with the world. See the next instruction ...
The iPAQ 210 gives you a number of ways to stay connected. The 802.11b/g WiFi support provides a high-speed pipe to your network, with WPA and WPA2 implemented to keep you secure. The 802.11b support also gives you the flexibility for Internet cafes and airport WiFi. Tanker Bob effortlessly connected to his network with WPA-PSK in just minutes after opening the HP's box. HP also includes their own simple-to-use WiFi utility and Today plug-in.
For shorter distances of up to 10 meters, Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) fits the bill. The Broadcom 1.8 stack supports the File Transfer, Information Exchange, Serial Port, Personal Network Server, Audio Gateway, and PIM Synchronization protocols. Pairing with my Kubuntu Linux desktop provided no challenges, and file exchanges back and forth performed well.
The iPAQ includes a mini-USB 2.0 connector that can also be used to both charge and synchronize the device. Generally, though, the 24-pin connector will be used for desktop synchronization while charging as USB charging is rather slow. ActiveSync 4.5 comes on the installation CD. MobileTechReview frowns on the language that I'd use to describe ActiveSync (or ActiveStink) 4.5, so I'll just say that it was the worst part of my initial 210 experience. If you are “upgrading” from AS 3.8 or earlier, do yourself a favor and download/install AS 4.2 first, then update 4.2 to 4.5. After all these years, ActiveSync is still the slowest and more frustrating thing that you'll ever do with your PDA. Under Windows Vista, you'll use Windows Mobile Device Center instead of ActiveSync.
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