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Hi. I'd like to know if there is a possibility to connect to the internet on a device through a computer (using the data cable for example).
I need this because I'm developping a software which will be used in other countries and we don't have any operators supporting BREW here.
Thanks.

Hi JetLi
I had the same issues as I am developing in London.
The answer to your question is no. You can't connect to the internet via data cable.
You will have to consider other options:
First of all you can perform your tests in the BREW lab, however there are several problems, for example the lab in UK didn't handle sockets properly when sending large amounts of data.
It's a good idea to have a partner in the country where your want to deploy your applications, who can do tests for you.
Also you may consider using one of the BREW phones which support GPRS in addition to CDMA. They should be available in near future, for example Motorola a840 or there is Samsung handset which works on any network.
Myself, I have tested my communication modules on Symbian OS phone.
zim

Hi JetLi
I had the same issues as I am developing in London.
The answer to your question is no. You can't connect to the internet via data cable.
You will have to consider other options:
First of all you can perform your tests in the BREW lab, however there are several problems, for example the lab in UK didn't handle sockets properly when sending large amounts of data.
It's a good idea to have a partner in the country where your want to deploy your applications, who can do tests for you.
Also you may consider using one of the BREW phones which support GPRS in addition to CDMA. They should be available in near future, for example Motorola a840 or there is Samsung handset which works on any network.
Myself, I have tested my communication modules on Symbian OS phone.
zim

Hi ziemowit.
Thank you for your answer.
Indeed we have a partner in the country where the application will be released but my application is still at an early stage of developpement and having people run tests for you at the other side of the world is quite a pain. I just thought it would be a good idea to run some tests on a device as early as possible, although testing on the emulator is more than enough for now, I guess.
Anyway, I think I'll just stick with the emulator or run offline tests on the devices.

Hi ziemowit.
Thank you for your answer.
Indeed we have a partner in the country where the application will be released but my application is still at an early stage of developpement and having people run tests for you at the other side of the world is quite a pain. I just thought it would be a good idea to run some tests on a device as early as possible, although testing on the emulator is more than enough for now, I guess.
Anyway, I think I'll just stick with the emulator or run offline tests on the devices.

Hi JetLi
In early stage of development I was just using 2 versions of my communication module - one was fake, and it was just emulating the server locally. In this way I could test the UI and other stuff without real connection.
zim

Hi JetLi
In early stage of development I was just using 2 versions of my communication module - one was fake, and it was just emulating the server locally. In this way I could test the UI and other stuff without real connection.
zim