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I bought a Spectec SD Wifi card from e-bay last week. It only sticks out about three or four mm from the top of the slot on the M500. I ran the installation CD on the PC before I got the phone, synced it up with I got it, then stuck the card in and it picked up next door's unsecured network in about 3 seconds! It took another minute or two to alter my security to allow it's MAC address on, but since then it's been great.

It even seems to have a little more range than the built in WiFi on my laptop! Freaky! Not bad for £45 IMHO. :)

(Just tried to give a link to the ebay shop selling them, but he's not listing them now. You can still buy for that price from a company in the far east, but don't know if you'll get stung with tax or not. Your choice!)

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ordered an ebyer card 2night. :)

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My eBuyer wi-fi card is on it's way! :)

Regarding eBuyer: before I registered with them I had no spam getting into my inbox; after registering (in Feb to get a flat screen monitor) I get about five spam mails a week. I can't say that eBuyer themselves have sold on my details, and it could even be a meaningless coincidence, but my current guesses are that they've either got a dodgy character working for them or their customer data's been compromised. Having said that I always order from them now because of the prices - the spammers have already got my address after all. :x

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does this work with the E200? Anyone tried?

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skanna - havent tried it, but theoreticaly it wont work as e200 doesnt support sdio

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black c500 all the way - soon to be orange m500 or spv c550 - sum1 please give me divine guidance
UPDATE :: i now have the m500 - and im lovin it - does anyone feel to donate me a 2gig sd card.. and a wifi card.. and a wifi router.. and lots of other things!!

normally, i would spit a lyric here, but i aint got a lyric to spit, bcuz my lyrics are all slick and too quick for your slow minds..
(what was all that about)

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got my card this morning..

dont have my phone yet so cant try it :) but hey, quick delivery..

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Ok I should be getting an M500 next monday, I want to wifi it up so will be
getting this from ebuyer. Just wondering (prob being really simple here)
what do I need to connect to my pc, will just a wifi dongle be enough or
would I need a wireless adsl modem/router/access point etc? As i've only
got one computer i want on the internet dont really need to make a ALN or
anything, just want to connect my pc to an M500 for as cheap as possible.

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Cheapest solution would be a bluetooth network. Works fine.
I've got this card. Don't know about a wifi dongle - I think you need a router, a dongle will connect to another wifi station I think. Can't help you there.

I would recommend a wifi adsl modem/router. That way you can browse the net etc thru the phone without the PC being on. Saves on electricity! About £40 tho?

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Can anyone confirm that this card works with the Orange M500 in the UK?

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Can anyone confirm that this card works with the Orange M500 in the UK?

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Yep, got mine today was working in seconds. even slightyl better than my pc's wifi card :shock:

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I've had 2 of these Safecom cards from ebuyer for my M500. Both have been DOA. Has anyone else had this problem. Should I ask ebuyer for a refund, or should I have them send me another card??

My SD slot works fine, as my 1GB card sits quite happily in there.

I have installed the drivers, before anyone asks :)

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2 sep questions:
does this wifi card portrude from the phone?
maybe crazy, but is it possible to add wifi to this phone (hardwire upgrade)?

Anyone tried one of these?

http://www.ebuyer.co...oduct_uid=89714

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2 sep questions:
does this wifi card portrude from the phone?
maybe crazy, but is it possible to add wifi to this phone (hardwire upgrade)?

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Yes it does by about half a cm. I don't know about hardware upgrades.. but i'd guess if it was possible PPCtechs would offer it. The fact that they don't suggests that it's not possible

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thx. i'm pretty sure I want to get this phone. I live in the States and was wondering u know who sells the unlocked version with 128/64 or 128/128? RAM/ROM versions that I've seen for the UK?

Yes it does by about half a cm. I don't know about hardware upgrades.. but i'd guess if it was possible PPCtechs would offer it. The fact that they don't suggests that it's not possible

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thx.  i'm pretty sure I want to get this phone.  I live in the States and was wondering u know who sells the unlocked version with 128/64 or 128/128? RAM/ROM versions that I've seen for the UK?

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I have no idea how good they are on price.. but www.expansys.com have them

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I have no idea how good they are on price.. but www.expansys.com have them

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Is this card compatible with WPA encription as well as WEP?

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Is this card compatible with WPA encription as well as WEP?

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Yes, it is.

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is anyone else waiting for more stock @ ebuyer, cos i am. knowing me i'll order a more expensive one and it'll be back in stock. It hasn't been discontinued has it?

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it's back in stock @ ebuter - 16 in stock, well 15 now i've ordered 1!!!!

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Motorola C520 > Nokia 5110 > Nokia 3210 > Sony J6 > Nokia 6510 > Sharp GX20 > SPV C500 > SPV M500




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