>As I read some threads here, it seems the epods needs a PC to connect to in
>order to browse the web ?? true?
Not true. The ePods can use the included modem to connect directly to the internet. Alternatively, you can add a ethernet card (wired or wireless) and connect it to your local network and then to the internet (via DSL or cable modem). The ePods (and the various hacks) has a web browser that can connect to web sites directly.
> This means Epods is not able to hook up to a WIFI access point and get connected to a LAN to get to the web ?
Not true. (see above)
> Also read in this forum that IE version available on Epods are slow.
> What does it look like?
It depends on the graphics content of the site that you are viewing. It is fine for sites that are mostly text. You have to be a very patient person to view graphics intensive sites (several minutes to render a page). Also, sites with advanced content (Flash, etc.) cannot be viewed.
> a 14.400 old timer modem connection?
I can't remember what that was like <g>.
> My naive desire is to use the my EPods unit as a "tablet-like" unit in order to browse my favorites website in the morning, Weather, newspaper, tvguide, etc....
Most people use something like terminal services or Citrix to do this. Then you can use the full featured web browser of your choice and all the ePods has to do is keep the screen up to date (as opposed to rendering the web page and keep the screen up to date).
> Anyone can tell me if this is pure impossible dream.
Not impossible. Many people are doing it.
> I appreciate your comments and suggestions, and thank you for any help.
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