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How to connect your Sony Clie to GPRS using a Bluetooth mobile
Posted on 28-Oct-2003 22:54 by M Freitas | Filed under: Articles


This article shows how to configure the Sony Clie (including Clie UX50 and Clie UX40) to connect to GPRS using a Bluetooth enabled mobile phone.

In this article we used a Palm Tungsten T and a Sony Ericsson P800 mobile phone connected to the Vodafone New Zealand GSM/GPRS network. We also assume you have already paired the Palm and your mobile. If you haven't paired yet, we'll indicate later on this article the point where this will be needed.

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First make sure the Bluetooth is on. From the Launcher open the Prefs application, and switch to Bluetooth and make sure it's enabled




Now, switch to the Connection dialog and create a new Connection by tapping the New button:




You can assign any meaningful name to this connection. Select the values as indicated in this image. Tap the device name to choose what mobile phone will be used for this connection. The Model can be Generic GSM. Make sure your mobile phone is in discoverable mode and tap Tap to find.




When you see the mobile phone in the list you'll tap its name to select it. At this moment pairing may be needed. To pair, enter any four digits number. On your mobile phone a dialog will aks for this number, and you'll enter there the same number:




If this mobile phone is being defined by the first time you'll see this dialog. Select the Yes button:




You'll have something like this:





If you tap the Details button you'll see the next screen. This Init String may not be necessary, but it'll depend on your current network and mobile phone configuration. If you want or need to enter a different APN name to access the GPRS network, enter this string and replace "internet" for the APN name you need to use according to your provider. Tap OK until you're back in the Prefs application.




Now we'll create a new Network access configuration, using the connection created in the previous steps. Tap Network to go to the next screen.

From the menu select New... and enter a good name for your Network access configuration. If needed, enter a username and password. The phone number to dial is usually *99# (for the default GPRS configuration in your mobile) or *99***x#, where x will indicate a specific GPRS configuration in your mobile phone. Check with your operator what to use here if in doubt. Tap the Connect button and you should see your mobile connection initiating. In general the number should be *99***1#.





Tap the Connect button to go online. To make sure the connection is fine, still in the Connect dialog, tap the menu Preferences and select Options. Choose View Log and the screen you see will show the negotiation between the Palm and the DHCP server on the network.




To check your DNS is working fine, scroll to the bottom of this log, and enter PING and a hostname. Use the Return stroke as an Enter and you'll see a result like this...










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