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GPRS Modem

Introduction

This document contains information relating to using GPRS modems.

Generic Setup Instructions for WindowsXP

Generally your should follow any instructions from your phone's manufacturer for installing any drivers. These instructions are to help where those instructions aren't available. It is assumed your phone is connected to the PC and the drivers have been successfully installed.

GPRS Modem Setup

  1. Select 'Start -> Control Panel' - Select the 'Classic View'
  2. Select 'Phone and Modem Options'
  3. Select the 'Modems' tab
  4. Select the modem from the list of modems that best describes your GPRS modem
  5. Click the 'Properties' button
  6. Select the 'Advanced' tab
  7. In the 'Extra initialization commands' box, enter at+cgdcont=1,"IP","internet"
  8. Click OK
  9. Click OK

Connection Configuration

  1. Select 'Start -> Control Panel' - Select the 'Classic View'
  2. Select 'Network Connections'
  3. Select 'Create a new connection' from the left menu. The 'New Connection Wizard' is displayed
  4. Click the 'Next' button
  5. Select 'Connect to the Internet'
  6. Click the 'Next' button
  7. Select 'Set up my connection manually'
  8. Click the 'Next' button
  9. Select 'Connect using a dial-up modem'
  10. Click the 'Next' button
  11. Select the appropriately named modem from the list. Deselect all other modems
  12. Click the 'Next' button
  13. Enter your ISP's name in the 'Name' field, e.g. Vodafone UK (GPRS)
  14. Click the 'Next' button
  15. In the 'Phone number' field, enter the number provided by your ISP, e.g. **99#* for Vodafone
  16. Click the 'Next' button
  17. Enter the user name provided by your ISP, e.g. web in the 'User name' field
  18. Enter the password provided by your ISP, e.g. web in the 'Password' field
  19. Repeat the password in the 'Confirm password' field
  20. Click the 'Next' button
  21. Click the 'Finish' button
  22. When the 'Connect' dialog is displayed, click the 'Cancel' button

Connecting

  1. Select 'Start -> Control Panel' - Select the 'Classic View'
  2. Select 'Network Connections'
  3. Select the ISP name entered above, e.g. 'Vodafone UK (GPRS)'
  4. Click the 'Dial' button
  5. A GPRS connection should be created

Other Settings

Vodafone Pay-as-you-talk

Dial string should be:

   AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","pp.vodafone.co.uk"

Phone number:

*99#

Username and password are both "web" (without quotes)

Troubleshooting

Re-Register SIM Card

Register your phone with another network provided (to unregister with your current provider), then re-register with your own provider. The mechanics vary with phone make and model. For the Nokia N95, select Menu-Tools-Settings-Phone-Network-Operator-Manual - It'll search for available networks, select one other than provider, you will no doubt get an error message, then select your own provider. The phone should now have re-registered and updated your SIM.


-- Frank Dean - 01 Jan 2009

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