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#41530 17-Sep-2009 20:37
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Hi,

I've got a Dell 3G card in my laptop, it supports 850Mhz 3G so I assume it will be ok for XT. I've got the Dell Wireless Manager software running and I can send txts from the laptop fine to my phone. But when I press the connect button it fails to connect to the Internet.

There is a field in the settings called 'Access Point Name', here I have entered internet.telecom.co.nz. Is that correct? I have left the user/password fields blank. Is there any other settings I would need to enter?

Are the advanced settings in this screen shot correct?

[IMG]http://i29.tinypic.com/izrml0.jpg[/IMG]

Also, what is the difference between internet.telecom.co.nz and direct.telecom.co.nz and which would be better for using with my laptop?

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  #256689 17-Sep-2009 22:30
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Not sure if you can change this, but the dialling number should be *99#. You could also try and setup a DUN (dial up connection) using the same settings? You may need to define the modem initialisation string command; AT+CGDCONT=1, "ip", "internet.telecom.co.nz"

Internet is a firewalled connection, where as direct, is not.

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  #256934 18-Sep-2009 22:32
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Cheers. The dialing number was correct. I changed direct.telecom.co.nz to internet.telecom.co.nz without changing anything else and it connected. But it's super slow, I tired to visit stuff.co.nz and about 180kb download then it stopped loading... I'm in Wellington central. Is there a Telecom speedtest site etc I could try?

 
 
 
 


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  #257006 19-Sep-2009 12:19
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58kb/s. I had to refresh the page 3 times just to get it to finish loading though.

It's too slow to be usable, e.g. had to refresh stuff numerous times to get the entire site to finish loading, might take it into a telecom store and see what they suggest. It's currently running a fresh XP install and IE8. Browsing is fine using WiFi.

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  #257020 19-Sep-2009 13:35
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If you have an XT phone, or know someone with one I would connected it as a modem and do a speed test.

If the result is good then you know it's not Telecom's network, if it's the same or similar you know where the problem lies.

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