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Topic # 55442 4-Jan-2010 18:57
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Evening all,

I have a Dell Mini 9 netbook, recently purchased from Playtech in Auckland. It has had the default XP installation reformatted and reinstalled with XP Home and all drivers.

It has the inbuilt Dell 5530 card / Ericsson K266 850mhz/2100mhz WCDMA modem.

I purchased a telecom XT sim card earlier this afternoon, but my dell refuses to connect to the network / telecom refuses to let me in.

My connection manager software is the Dell Wireless Utility, and manages to detect the Telecom network with the XT Sim card in without any problems, at a high signal strength.

I have set the APN as follows:

APN: internet.telecom.co.nz
Username: (blank)
Password: (blank)

When I click 'connect', it attempts to connect to the XT network but times out after about 15-20 seconds or so.

I've tried changing the APN around, but have no idea what else I ought to be doing - anything special with the SIM card or something?

Any help/advice given would be much appreciated! :)


 

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  Reply # 286969 4-Jan-2010 19:35
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Does it ask for a dialing number? If so use *99#.

Otherwise try setting up a DUN to bypass the connection manager (but leave this open).

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Reply # 288443 9-Jan-2010 14:42
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Thanks for the suggestion NZBW... unfortunately the issue was PEBKAC! I'd disabled the internal connection which relates to it....hence it wasn't connecting to anything!

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