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Bluetooth Guide for using the i-mate Smartphone2 as a modem
Posted on 14-Apr-2004 19:41 by M Freitas. | Tags Filed under: Articles.

In this article we show how to configure and use your i-mate Smartphone2 as a GPRS modem for your desktop or notebook over Bluetooth. The Windows Mobile Smartphone based i-mate Smartphone2 is also known as XPhone or SPV E200 in other markets.

To make this guide we have used a desktop running Windows 2000 Pro with a TDK USB Bluetooth (version as the client.

Check out other Geekzone Bluetooth Guides for more step-by-step pages!

This guide is based on Windows 2000 machines. The dialogs for Windows XP might be a little different, but the configuration will be the same.

First, we have to pair the devices. Let's start by making the Smartphone2 discoverable. Press the Start soft key:

Select Settings:

And then select Bluetooth:

Choose the option Discoverable. This will turn Bluetooth on, and make the device temporarily visible to other Bluetooth devices in the vicinity.

On you computer double-click My Bluetooth Places:

Now double-click the icon Entire Bluetooth Neighborhood, and press the F5 key (refresh). This will force the computer to look for other Bluetooth devices around - and it should show your Smartphone2:

Right-click the icon corresponding to the Smartphone and select Pair Devices. You'll be prompted to enter a PIN. This PIN is of your choice. Try using numbers only to make sure it's not a problem when entering this on the smartphone keypad:

An alert will show on your Smartphone. Accept it by pressing the Yes soft key.

Enter the same PIN on your phone now, and press the Done soft key:

After bonding, confirm the computer's name on your i-mate Smartphone2, and press the Done soft key:

You'll see a confirmation dialog like this:

Back on your computer, double-click the icon corresponding to your i-mate Smartphone2, to find the services available.

Double-click the SSA icon in the services list, and the computer will try connecting to the phone:

When the connection starts, the standard dial-up dialog will show up on your computer. Here you'll have to enter the configuration supplied by your mobile operator. In this case we'll use a dummy username and password, since Vodafone New Zealand does not require anything here. Also, the number *99# indicates that we want to dial the default CID configured in the phone. This number may vary depending on your operator.

The next dialog confirms that our computer is sending this information to the phone:

When the connection is completed, we'll see this message. By now your computer is using the GPRS connection via Bluetooth through your Smartphone:

Back to the computer, we can see that the SSA icon is now green, indicating activity.

Double-click the icon and we can see the current connection status. The Disconnect button can be used to terminate this connection.

If you want to make it easier to start a connection, right-click the SSA icon and select Create Shortcut. This will create an icon directly into My Bluetooth Places. By double-clicking this icon the connection can be initiated automatically. Remember that the Modem Link program on your phone must be active to allow connections. And remember to change your phone's Bluetooth status from Discoverable to On after the pairing.

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