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Bluetooth dial up guide for iPaq Windows Mobile 2003 (GPRS or CDMA)
Posted on 22-Sep-2003 20:25 by M Freitas | Tags Filed under: Articles


In this article we show how to configure and use your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone (GPRS or CDMA) to connect to the internet from your HP iPAQ Pocket PC with Windows Mobile 2003.

This guide suits any Bluetooth model from the H19xx, H22xx, H39xx, H54xx and H55xx series running Windows Mobile 2003. It also works with Dell Axim Pocket PC.

For this we used a Nokia 3650 as our mobile phone, but the steps on the Pocket PC will be the same for other mobile phones. The iPAQ is a HP H3970 running Windows Mobile 2003.

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

First make sure your mobile phone is in discoverable mode (remember that we used a Nokia 3650, but other mobile phones will have similar functionality with different screens):





Now, for your iPaq configuration. Make sure the Bluetooth stack is active. From the Today screen tap the wireless icon in the bottom right and select Bluetooth Manager





Now tap the New menu and select Connect





Select the option Connect to the Internet and tap Next





Select the radio button Connect via a dial up device... and tap Next





On this dialog just tap the Device box, to start a search.





Tap the icon corresponding to the mobile phone:





To make it an easy to access connection accept the option to create a shortcut. Shortcuts are visible on the first dialog of your Bluetooth Manager. Tap Finish.





In the next dialog you'll be able to select an existing connection (if you already have any) or create a new one. We'll create a new one here:





Enter the required information for the GPRS or CDMA connection (or dial up to an ISP). If using GPRS the "Phone Number" should be in the format *99***1#, where 1 is the connection configured in your mobile phone. If using CDMA the "Phone Number" should be in the format #777. You have to check with your provider if a user name and password combination is needed.





If your devices were not paired yet, this dialog will show up. Enter a passkey of your choice, recommended is four numeric digits.





Enter the same passkey on your mobile phone:





Now we can see the icon in the Bluetooth Manager:





To start a connection, tap the Connection icon in the top bar and select the phone number. You'll see the dial dialog:





On you mobile phone you'll see an authorisation request. Select Yes





To disconnect, simply tap the Connection icon again and select Disconnect:




To make sure the authorisation request does not show again on your mobile phone, you can set it to always accept connections from this Pocket PC. Open the Bluetooth manager on your mobile phone, and find the paired devices:





Press the Options button, and select Set as authorised





A confirmation will be asked. Just press the Yes button. That's it.




You are now able to browse the internet from your Pocket PC, collect e-mails, use ICQ and MSN Messenger. If using GPRS remember that some mobile operators have a default APN that uses a private IP address range, and some software will not work (acces to VPN for instance).

In this case you'll need to find what's the APN your mobile operator makes available for direct connections to the internet, and ask for dialing instructions:

  • What's the number to dial (*99***?#)
  • What APN to use (you may have to enter a init string on your Connection configuration, like +CGDCONT=1,,"internet" for instance


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