I wonder if my experience helps...? (Using T-Mob MDA Compact II/WM5 updated ROM (v 2) and Pluscom 54mps g sdio)
I get the impression that the PDA 'learns' about the SDIO card such that it finds network much more regularly now. Previously the performance was as bad or worse than PHGNs experience above
Having gone thro resets soft & hard, driver reinstalls etc (- see my posts on Pluscom's own forums) the card would connect randomly & only v occasionally at first: *it* decided when to connect, not when I wanted it to. Virtually useless in fact
Then I noticed that, when it worked, it more often connected 1st thing of a morning after being off all night. I then got into habit of turning it OFF during a surfing session BEFORE it lost contact typicallyafter a pause, per PGHNs experience, so that the last thing the PDAs memory knew was the configuration of when it was actually working
Whether from this action or something else ancilliary, it now connects fairly reliably. After start up, whether during day or after a long break, it generally still needs to be kick started by simply going thro the 'Settings' routine (- not changing anything, on Work network etc.) The card will then emit 4 or 5 blue flashes, be recognised & then generally pick up the network and work perfectly. Sometimes a soft reset assists at this point if it doesnt flash. It then seems to stay live for much longer than before. When it works, its fast...
And incidentally, I restored my PDA to its PRE hard-reset condition (using Spb backup) and the improvement was at least if not more marked then. So I dont think the connection performance has anything to do w/hard resetting in my case at least
I have read elsewhere that the MDA 'learns' over time on programs quite unconnected w/SDIO use. I presume theres something weird in the memory...
Also theres a v3 of the MDA Compact II ROM on the German T-Mob site. Does anyone know what this does compared to v2? I wonder if it helps this SDIO recognition?
PHGN, on Dec 9 2006, 02:34, said:
Right, the Pluscom card does work under the new ROM.
BUT - I'm finding it really random... card doesn't always power up and doesn't seem to like finding network. Once it does connect it's fairly reliable, until the device goes to standby, then I'm back to square one.
Is there a trick to getting a quick connection?