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Topic # 3798 6-Apr-2005 01:13
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Hello there,
This is my first message here!!

If anyone can help me with this i would appreciate it very much. I have been looking around on the net for about four months. Spending at least 2 hours everyday just trying to solve my problem. Ive tried to resist blocking up forums with my problem but i cannont seem to find the anwser.
What i am trying to do is view wap sites and/or internet sites on my ipaq 5550 through bluetooth on my mobile phone. I have two mobile phones; one nokia 7650, and the other, the sharp gx30i. I am on the 'Vodafone Live!' $79 cap in Australia and also have a pre-paid account with Vodafone (Australian account as well).
I can view 'WAP via GPRS' on both of my mobile phones and 'WAP via GPRS' also works with both sim cards ($79 cap and pre-paid). The thing is I cannot view the internet OR WAP sites on my PDA when I bluetooth EITHER phones together. Both phones connect to the phone OK and show as connected to the internet but when i try to load up a web-page or a WAP-page it tries to load for about 5mins and comes back saying "the page you were looking for cannot be found".
I read somewhere that it is my APN that is wrong so i tried many, many diffrent variations of settings with no prevail. I have also read countless guides (eg. the one from filesaveas.com and others) and tried there method with my input settings but still no luck. If someone could at least help me to be able to view WAP pages on my PDA then i would greatly appriciate it. I do not mind which sim card i have to use ($79 cap and pre-paid) or which mobile phone i have to use (either the nokia 7650 or the sharp gx30i).

My settings on the gx30i mobile phone are;
Profile Name: Vf live! Aus
IP Address: 010.202.002.060
Homepage: http://live.vodafone.com
Port Number: 9201
Circuit Prompt: Disable
Connection Type: GPRS
(In the GPRS settings)
APN: live.vodafone.com
Username: (left blank)
Password: (left blank)
Linger time: 150
(In the CSD settings)
Phone No.: (left blank)
Line Type: ISDN
Username: (left blank)
Password: (left blank)
Linger Time: 180

This is the only Connection profile on the phone and it connects to 'WAP via GPRS' fine with both the $79 cap sim card and the pre-paid sim card. I can surf around on WAP and download ringtones and such without a problem.

My settings on the nokia 7650 mobile phone are;
Under menu>tools>settings>connection>Access Points>VF Live! GPRS
Connection Name: VF Live! GPRS
Data Bearer: GPRS
Access Point Name: live.vodafone.com
User Name: (left blank)
Prompt Password: No
Password: (left blank)
Authentication: Secure
Gateway IP Address: 10.202.2.60
Homepage: http://live.vodafone.com
Connection Security: Off
Session Mode: Permanent
(when you press Options>Advance Settings)
Phone IP Address: Dynamic
Primary Name Server: 0.0.0.0
Second. Name Server: 0.0.0.0
Under menu>tools>settings>connection>GPRS
GPRS Connection: When Needed
Access Point: vfinternet.au
Under menu>tools>settings>connection>GPRS
Online Time: Unlimited

'WAP via GPRS' on this phone works fine with both the $79 cap sim card and the pre-paid sim card. The connection profile above is the first in the list of two. The other one is the settings for PXT (which works fine). I can surf around on WAP and download ringtones and such without a problem.

The settings on my iPAQ HP5550 PDA running Windows CE 2003 are;
Under Start>Settings>Connections tab>Connections>Manage Existing Connections> modem tab
I have one connection profile in this area.
Name: WAP via GPRS
Modem: Bluetooth Dialup Modem
Number: *99# (Also have tried *99***?# where ? represents other numbers like 1,2,3,4 or 5)
Username: (left blank)
Password: (left blank)
Domain: (left blank)
(Under the Advance settings menu)
(General Tab)
Baud Rate: 57600 (Have tried the others)
Wait for dail tone: ticked
Wait for credit card: 0sec
Extra dail-string modem commands: + CGDCONT=1,"IP","live.vodafone.com"
Cancel if not connected in 120sec: ticked
(Under Port Settings tab)
Data bits: 8
Parity: None
Stop Bits: 1
Flow Control: Hardware
Terminal: (non of the three options are ticked
(TCP/IP tab)
Use server-assined IP address: selected
Use Slip: not ticked
Use software Compression: ticked
Use IP header Compression: ticked
(Servers tab)
Use server-assigned address: selected
Under Start>Settings>Connections tab>Connections>Manage Existing Connections>VPN tab
Nothing in here!
Under Start>Settings>Connections tab>Connections>Manage Existing Connection>Proxy Settings tab
This network connects to the internet: ticked
This network uses a proxy server to connect to the internet: not ticked

Both phones can easily and succesfully pair with the PDA and show that it is connected to the internet. When it tries to load a page it wont. It comes back with the message that the page cannot be found. My question is; what is going wrong and what do i need to do to resolve this problem. Also, are my settings on my phones and PDA correct and if not, what settings do i need.
I have downloaded the program that "pings" web pages but when i try to "ping" any page (whether it be a WAP page or a WEB page) it keeps coming back that the "request timed out" or something simular.

Sorry that this message is so long but it proves that i really want to view WAP and/or the internet on my PDA.
Thankyou very much to all those who even read this message, let alone reply to it!!
Thanx in Advance
Steven Bajjali

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Reply # 14018 6-Apr-2005 07:45
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You probably can't PING on WAP connections because I have the impression Vodafone blocks the port needed on the WAP gateway.

On your init string make sure you don't have the space you posted here. It must be all together, and I suggest this instead: +CGDCONT=1,,"live.vodafone.com.






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Reply # 14033 6-Apr-2005 21:13
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Thanx for your reply,

I tried the settings exactly as you suggested but no luck. Im getting the same message as earlier, "the page you are looking for cannot be found". It dosent work with either phone and/or either sim card ($79 cap plan or pre-paid). The pages i tried were; www.tagtag.com and wap.google.com
Is there any other settings and/or web/wap pages to try before i give up?!? Please help...

Thanx in Advance
Steven Bajjali

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 14034 6-Apr-2005 21:17
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On your Pocket PC open File Explorer, browse to \Windows and tap the program welcome.exe to run it. Soft reset and try again. It recreates a couple of configuration files that also cause Pocket Internet Explorer to show this message.






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Reply # 14035 6-Apr-2005 21:31
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Thanx for the speedy resopnse,

Just tried what you suggested (hve read and tried this procudure before by the way) but still to no prevail. Tried with both mobile phones but still dosent want to connect to the page. It shows the little flag waving in the courner waving (has always done this) but still produces the same message unfortunataly. Any more suggestions??

Thankyou once again
Steven Bajjali

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Reply # 14036 6-Apr-2005 21:35
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Have you checked with Vodafone OZ that you have the APNs in the switch and you are connecting to the SGSN. Can you browse wap pages fine on the phones?? Sorry just read your post yes you can. Not a network issue then

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Reply # 14037 6-Apr-2005 21:39
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what happens if you try VIA the IR port instead,



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Reply # 14038 6-Apr-2005 21:45
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Thanx for replying jcr976,

I can easily and succesfully surf 'WAP via GPRS' on both my mobile phones using either sim cards (i talked about this in my original post but i dont blame you for not reading it all, there is a lot there. Took me 2 and a half hours to type it up!!!). I got the settings from Vodafone OZ and also got settings from nokia, for the nokia 7650 phone (were the same settings as from Vodafone OZ). The thing i do not understand from your post is when you talked about 'SGSN', what is this??

Thanx in Advance
Steven Bajjali
P.S. Just read the last part of your post about how you just read my original message. Thought i might post this message for others who view this post but do not want to read my original message.

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Reply # 14039 6-Apr-2005 21:49
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Don't worry about the SGSN comment its just the core part for the GPRS network and you have to be attached to that to that or you would not move any GPRS traffic



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Reply # 14040 6-Apr-2005 21:51
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Will try via the infra red port, hang on...

...Not even connecting to GPRS

What now???

Thanks for your help though
Steven Bajjali

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Reply # 14041 6-Apr-2005 21:55
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try a different device from the PDA you have now or buy a device with the modem and browser built in. Way easier



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Reply # 14042 6-Apr-2005 22:40
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Buy a new device?!?!
This PDA was $1300AUD and i hope to be able to use it for everything, including going on the net. I hope not to have to buy another PDA but if i have to, what type of all-in-one thing should i buy? And what other suggestions does anyone have other than buying another device.

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Reply # 14043 6-Apr-2005 22:48
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I think Vodafone allows WAP pages to be viewed through their standard non-WAP connection. I remember seeing some pages and testing. Have you tried changing the init string to be +CGDCONT=1,,"internet" and connect to the non-WAP gateway?

Don't worry about jcr976's suggestion...






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Reply # 14044 6-Apr-2005 23:21
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Hey there,

Thanx for your reply. Im releived to find out that i dont have to buy another device or anything. I tried your suggestion of using "internet" but it did not connect and produced a fault message bubble. It said, "Cannot connect for an unknown reason. To check your connection settings and change them if needed, tap Settings. If the problem continues, reset your mobile device according to your manufacture's documentation and try again". At the bottom of the message it had a link to the connection settings and a button to Dismiss the connection. I tried the connection 3 times but it did not connect to GPRS. It connected to my phone OK but not anymore than that.

Thanx for help though
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Reply # 14045 6-Apr-2005 23:34
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And you're 100% sure you've followed this guide to the letter?

I've created the guide with a Vodafone mobile and Windows Mobile device...






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Reply # 14046 6-Apr-2005 23:59
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Hey again,
Yes I have tried this guide. The only thing that i changed was the number. The number *99***1# did not connect to the net but *99# did. I have also tried other guides that i have found on the net, including the one on the Vodafone AUS website and the Vodafone NZ website (i must say that the Vodafone NZ website is much better than the Vodafone AUS website!). They have all been unsuccesfull. The closest i have come to viewing pages (whether it be web or wap) is by using the settings and setup from my original post.
Thanx for your suggestion
Steven Bajjali

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