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# 37820 19-Jul-2009 10:38
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Hi, everyone.

Throughout this year I have been using a Vodem to connect to the Internet via my Dell Inspiron notebook. Just in the last couple of days whenever I visit the Engadget web site it is giving me the mobile version of the site even though I am not accessing it via a 'mobile' device. This problem seems to have occurred on a couple of other web sites that I use.

I'm guessing that because I'm connecting via a wireless device these sites think that I'm using a handheld device when in reality I'm actually using a full size notebook, but I'm baffled as to why this has suddenly just become a problem now.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can fix this?

Thanks in advance.

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  # 236837 19-Jul-2009 11:03
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There are different possibilities...

1.Some sites (like Geekzone now) will redirect your browser to a mobile version if your browser report it be mobile - for example the user agent string shows it's running on an iPhone, BlackBerry or Windows Mobile device.

2.You are using an APN on your vodem going through a transparent proxy at Vodafone that automatically tries to make everything "mobile", by reporting itself as a mobile browser, without you knowing.

The #1 is easy: just use a desktop browser. For #2 you have to tell us what APN you are using, and perhaps find a page that will show what is your user agent string and post it here so we can see if that's the case.


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  # 236846 19-Jul-2009 11:36
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Having fumbled my way through a confusing maze of options in Vodafone Mobile Connect I'm pretty sure the APN is

The user agent string is Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; InfoPath.1; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30618).

Does that help?

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