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Topic # 27608 1-Nov-2008 14:48
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Hello,

New to this forum, having heard a lot of good things about it. I have a Nokia 6275i on Telecom's CDMA network. I purchased an after-market CA-53 datacable today. After a bit of to-ing and fro-ing, it shows up in Windows Vista as a "Wireless Communication Device".

That part is all good. Only problem is, I want to use the phone as a modem to connect over Telecom's 027 network via Mobile Broadband. And I've got Windows Vista. It doesn't see the phone as a modem, only as a "Wireless Communication Device". If I try to setup a connection, the only option I get is the laptop's internal modem, not the cellphone (which is reporting as being installed on COM5, the internal modem is on COM3).

Is there any way to force Windows to use the phone as a modem? Am I doing something wrong? Should I be pointing Windows somewhere else?

Anyone done this before? Any assistance greatly appreciated.

Thanks :)

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  Reply # 175112 1-Nov-2008 17:14
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I can not help sorry but would be a good idea to post if you are on account or prepaid



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  Reply # 175117 1-Nov-2008 17:58
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On account, but that's not the issue, it's more getting the dialup connection setup first.

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  Reply # 175157 1-Nov-2008 20:24
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That's where things come a little unstuck, unfortunately :( Even though my phone is installed correctly, it doesn't show up under Phone and Modem Options in the Control Panel, hence I can't select it as a modem. But thanks for that page, hadn't seen that before.

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  Reply # 175161 1-Nov-2008 20:35
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quickymart: That's where things come a little unstuck, unfortunately :( Even though my phone is installed correctly, it doesn't show up under Phone and Modem Options in the Control Panel, hence I can't select it as a modem. But thanks for that page, hadn't seen that before.


And you went through the PDF?



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  Reply # 175167 1-Nov-2008 20:57
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Yes indeed, and it shows up in Control Panel, but not as a modem. As described in Step 4 of that PDF, under "Troubleshooting", it shows up as a Wireless Communication Device, and try as I might to setup a dialup connection, Windows refuses to believe it's a modem.

I've been through all the documentation for the cable, and it's not an issue of installing the drivers - they're installed correctly, as far as I can tell. It's getting Windows Vista to see the device as a modem.

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  Reply # 175175 1-Nov-2008 22:35
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sorry can't help then, my mother has the same phone but I don't have a cable for it to test.



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  Reply # 175177 1-Nov-2008 22:40
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No worries, thanks for the suggestions anyway.

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  Reply # 175197 2-Nov-2008 06:47
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Does your computer have bluetooth? Should work fine as a Bluetooth modem - I have used most of those Telecom Nokias for that job.

Will only connect you at 1X speeds though - not EVDO.




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  Reply # 175203 2-Nov-2008 08:57
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No. it doesn't have Bluetooth built in, but I did try with a BT dongle, which worked, for about five seconds, then it kept disconnecting. So I thought I'd try the cable instead, but that doesn't seem to work either.

I'd prefer to connect with the cable as opposed to BT, but neither method seems to be working :(

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