Windows Mobile 5 USB Tethering/Support

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by yak86, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. yak86

    yak86

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    Hi all,

    I have a WM5 Phone which I would like to use for USB tethering. It's an HTC and comes with a software called "Wireless Modem" for USB tethering so I can go online in my 3G connection. I got it to work on my IBM X41 by simply plugging it in and installing the drivers that came with the phone in "New Hardware Detected" wizard. However, when I plug it in to Parallel's Desktop, nothing happens at all. I know that WM5 isn't supported, but in this case it is turning the phone into a USB modem... so essentially I am looking for USB modem support. I just need to get to the New Hardware Detected Wizard so I can install the drivers. I tried the Add Hardware wizard but could not find anything/anywhere on how to do this since Parallels clearly doesn't detect it.

    This appears to be my best hope since I can't find anything anywhere about tethering a WM5 using USB... sorry for the long e-mail, but I really need to figure this out since I will be in a location with no internet connection at the end of this week. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Robster

    Robster Kilo Poster

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    Why do you want to use the phone as a modem under Parallels.

    Why are you not using it as a modem for your Mac?

    Robin
     
  3. unused_user_name

    unused_user_name

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    I also have a HTC (XDA IIi) phone and have been trying the same thing without success.

    The phone does not work under MacOS, as far as I can tell. Something about the init script in the Mac is diffrent then the one for Windows and causes the phone to not be able to authenticate properly. I do not know enough about modem init scripts to write my own.

    It is too bad it does not work under Parallels. I hope they fix this (and the rest of USB and sound) soon.
     
  4. yak86

    yak86

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    Because USB tethering of a WM5 phone doesn't work under Mac.
     
  5. Robster

    Robster Kilo Poster

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    My appologies.

    I use my HTC Wizard as a modem via Bluetooth.

    I have nver tried via USB.

    Sorry.

    Robin
     

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