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Topic # 6745 20-Feb-2006 17:42
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Hi Everyone

I hope you can help me. I have looked through this site, the rest of the internet and spoken to Vodafone and still can't get this working.

I am trying to use my Sony Ericcson K600i as a modem (via bluetooth) so I can use the 3G network for my internet connection on a laptop.

When I press connect on the computer, it establishes a connection with the cellphone and connects to 'vodafone'. The icon on my laptop appears showing I am sending and receiving information through an internet connection. Icon on phone shows I am using data.

So far so good. The problem is I can not connect to any website. When I try it times out and just doesn't load.

The data settings in the phone are correct and I am using the www.vodafone.net.nz apn.
The connection settings in the computer seem correct. Vodafone say everything on their side is correct.

Look forward to your suggestions.

Carl

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Reply # 28884 20-Feb-2006 18:01

Is any page (Vodafone) coming up after you log in or just a blank page that time expired?




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Reply # 28885 20-Feb-2006 18:06
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Make sure you are using access point www.vodafone.net.nz not live.vodafone.com.

Also under data com- pref service - this should be switched to CS only not CS and PS.

Under data acounts make sure there are only 3

VFNZ internet APN www.vodafone.net.nz
PXT and live

any others just delete them

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 28886 20-Feb-2006 18:15

wait a minute.. if you are using your phone as a modem, there is nothing to do with the access points. Or is it?

Because your phone will create a normal data call to *99# and then the server at the other end should authenticate your PC through your phone, checking that you have a subscription of the internet usage. Or maybe I am wrong, just guessing...

Did you check your settings in the modem dial-up?




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Reply # 28887 20-Feb-2006 18:34
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On SE handsets it does it will use the first data acount in the list



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Reply # 28935 21-Feb-2006 09:04
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Thanks for your replies and help.

No page comes up, just a blank page regardless of site I try to load.

I confirm I am using the access point www.vodafone.net.nz (under VFNZ Internet)

Under data com- pref service - this is switched to CS only.

Under data acounts there are only 3 - VFNZ internet, PXT and live

Under internet settings I have selected a profile that connects through the VFNZ internet data account. So it should be using the VFNZ data account (even though it isn't first on the list).

Settings in the modem dial up on the computer? Yes I have checked and they seem correct.
Right phone No. *99#
Speed 230500 bps (Is that the right speed to use? I have tried with a few other speeds but no luck)
Right modem (Bluetooth DUN Modem)
All hardware features are turned off. (modem error control, modem compression etc).

Any other suggestions?

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Reply # 28939 21-Feb-2006 09:20
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Any firewalls blocking communications?

Are you using a Widcomm based stack? If so you can try this method instead of creating a connection with a mode you select.

And instead of *99#, try *99***1# or replace 1 with the appropriate connection to use (the one configured as www.vodafone.net.nz on your phone).

And are you sure this is connected? Doesthe icon with two little PCs show up in the system tray?





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Reply # 28940 21-Feb-2006 09:25
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Under internet profiles and streming settings these should be set to vodafone live not VFNZ internet.

I would advise to change these back as this will not affect the moving of internet traffic.



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Reply # 28941 21-Feb-2006 09:30
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It works!

I changed the phone number to *99***3# (VFNZ Internet is No# 3 in the phone data account settings).

Dialed up and then it worked. Full speed.

Before I changed the phone number - Yes the icon with two pcs showed on the desktop. occasional green lights but it couldn't send / receive any info.

Thanks to everyone who replied to my post.

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Reply # 28943 21-Feb-2006 09:32
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Good to hear thanks for getting back and advising it works.

Just change the VFNZ internet to #1 and you won't need to use that long dial up number just *99#

and please check out the vodafone NZ website and read about the data rates

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Reply # 28944 21-Feb-2006 09:36
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Nah, I wouldn't change - it's working, don't change the winning team, unless the tactics change.





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Troubleshooting online...




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Reply # 28947 21-Feb-2006 09:43
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No I am not changing anything - If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Now I am going to try to use the Ipaq and the 3g phone. I have had dramas with this before using an old phone. If I can't get this working I will be back to Geekzone!

Carl.

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Reply # 30152 8-Mar-2006 09:11
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Hi all, I am having the exact same problem but with o2 my phone will establish a GPRS connection and my tray has the little computers but I cannot open a web page or retrieve my email. does anyone know what to do about this? I have a Nokia 6230i and a desktop with a USB Bluetooth dongle.

Thankyou in advance

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Reply # 30154 8-Mar-2006 09:21
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Make sure you are using the correct APN to move internet traffic, Check with your service provider

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Reply # 30156 8-Mar-2006 09:37
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Thankyou for this advice, my APN is mobile.o2.co.uk, I know this to be correct as I have done my own research on this my problem is caused by something else any more ideas?

Shaw

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