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Currently, we do not offer formal support for Windows CE, Palm Pilot or Psion handheld devices, and do not provide technical support for these platforms. iPass is investigating full-functioning dialers for handhelds which include two features critical to roaming users: support for scripting, and remote phone book updates.
Some technical users may want to use an unsupported work-around appropriate for connecting each device to the Internet via the iPass network with their handheld devices. These work-arounds normally require that the user locate and manually enter a script to identify the dial-in user as an iPass user. (This scripting is handled invisibly and automatically on iPass dialers for Windows 95/98/NT and Macintosh.) Handheld users can follow these directions for Windows CE, Palm Pilot, and Psion. This can give access to iPass' entire network of 3,000+ POPs.
Palm Pilot Work-Around
There are some good third party descriptions for entering and using scripts on your Palm Pilot. One of the best is at http://www.pacific.net.hk/roaming/palmpilot/. Please remember that this is an unsupported work-around, and that neither iPass nor Hong Kong SuperNet can support Pilot end users if they are having trouble getting set up or connecting to the Internet.
Psion Series 5 Work-Around
Psion New Zealand has created a dialer (also unsupported) for Psion that includes scripts and can be found at http://www.psion.co.nz/helpFiles/series5/ipass.htm.
Windows CE Work-Around
iPass does not currently support Windows CE because Windows CE dialers can not implement dial-in scripts and the majority of iPass POPs require the running of scripts after modem negotiation.
The contents of the scripts, however, can be entered manually. There are some users doing this successfully, although we do not recommend that non-technical users attempt this work-around. If you want to try accessing the iPass network via Windows CE, you should first install the iPass Dial Wizard (the older iPass dialer) on a Windows 95/98 machine so that you can get the following files:
All files with .scp extension are script files. As stated earlier, most of iPass POPs require the running of one of these files (scripts). POP-specific information is provided in the ipass.ipb phonebook. The contents of the scripts are case sensitive.
An entry from the ipass.ipb may look like the following, with fields separated by |.
(You can open *.ipb files with WordPad or similar applications.)
This is the detailed explanation of each field:
ISP code|country code|TAPI country id|area code|phone|city|region| unique POP id|script file|username prefix|username suffix|flags|price
First, you will first need to identify the city/state (field 6 & 7) you want to dial into, the POP number (field 3, 4, 5), the prefix to insert in front of the username (field 10), and the script to run after the modem negotiates (field 9). If the prefix and script fields are blank, then they are not required to access that number.
For example, to connect to the above location from within Algiers, dial 741200. After modem picks up, run through the contents of the sci-w95.scp script and enter in S104408firstname.lastname@example.org with password when called upon to do so by the script.
Once again, this manual way of connection is not easy. iPass delivers full-functioning client dialers for Windows 95/98/NT and Macintosh that transparently handle all required scripting, making connections to the iPass network quick and simple. As we locate appropriate dialer software for handheld platforms, we will build in similar scripting features that will make Windows CE even easier to use as your worldwide computing device.
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