Hi there, I'm trying to get GPRS working with my lifedrive over the vodafone NZ GPRS network using my motorola V550. Does anyone know where I can find the V550's init string? I've been searching everywhere. Google gives me nothing but French and 404s.
Ok, got the init string in place... still doesn't seem to want to connect. It seems to be initializing the phone but the phone isn't showing the GPRS icon. Do you happen to know what the baud rate should be set at? The guy from Palm reckoned it should be 57.600 but I'm not so sure. Also, what would vodafone require for a username and password, if at all?
I've been going over those. I'm wondering if my problem is that the GPRS is set to "always on". I've been going through the settings on the phone, can't figure out how to change it. I know my account can use GPRS, was using it on my laptop.
I really appreciate the help. It still just does not want to work. It's communicating with the phone ok but just sits there on "connecting to VFNZ" (the service name I specified) I followed your guides for both the zire and the clie, it's still doing the same thing.
This is one last ditch effort to get it working.
The following is the manual connection method that Palm sent me. Would you be able to say if I followed these instructions to the letter that it should work?
Manual configuration method: Please use the following configuration method if your mobile phone driver, Mobile Network Operator details, or Phone Link application are not included/supported on your handheld.
1. Choose 'Prefs' from the Palm 'Home' screen.
2. Select 'Connection' from the 'Communication' section.
3. Tap 'New' on the lower part of the screen.
4. Enter a name such as, 'BT-GPRS' in the 'Name' field.
5. Tap the 'Connect to' pick list and select 'Modem'.
6. Tap the 'Via' pick list and choose 'Bluetooth'.
7. Tap the 'Device' pick list to locate your Bluetooth phone.
(Did all that, my phone is in the known devices section, already bonded from setting up the dialer and SMS)
8. The 'Discovery Results' will display the Bluetooth enabled devices, located within range of the Palm handheld. (Bluetooth range is approx. 10 metres)
9. Tap to highlight your device, then tap 'OK' to return to the 'Edit Connection screen.
10. Press the 'Details' button on the lower part of the screen.11. Select '57,600 bps' from the 'Speed' pick list.
12. Enter the initialisation string ('Init String') for the phone's internal modem as provided by the manufacturer, or Mobile Network Operator.
(Using that string you mentioned (ATZ;+CGDCONT="1",,"www.vodafone.net.nz"))
13. Press 'OK' twice to return to the 'Preferences' screen.14. Tap 'Network' on the 'Communication' section of the 'Preferences' panel.
15. Press the 'New' button on the lower part of the 'Network' screen.16. Enter the name of your Mobile Network Operator in the 'Service' field.
17. Enter the account 'User Name' and 'Password' in the fields provided. Note: Usually this has no impact on the connection.
(I left both blank)
18. Tap the 'Connection' pick list and choose the connection created in steps '4' to '10' above.
19. Tap the 'Phone' field and enter the phone number provided by the Mobile Network Operator.
(Using *99#, also tried *99***1#, checked on the phone, the first entry is VFNZ Gateway which seems to have the appropriate IP numbers in it)
20. Press the 'Details' button.21. Set the 'Connection type' to 'PPP'.
22. Use the 'Idle timeout' pick list to choose 'Never'.
23. If the Mobile Network Operator has provided DNS parameters, untick 'Query DNS' and enter the DNS address(es).
24. Leave 'IP Address' ticked as 'Automatic' unless told otherwise and tap 'OK', then 'OK' once again to return to the 'Network' preferences screen. Connect to the InternetActivate Bluetooth on your mobile phone. (Consult mobile phone manual) Press 'Connect' on the 'Network' panel.
The init string didn't unfortunately, although this is peculiar... For some reason it's not letting me enter any information into the script, I pick send, the line appears with the cursor but it won't accept any input. I wonder if there's a bug in the software that's causing problems...
With the username and password for Vodafone - while yes its true it doesn't need one, sometimes having a username and password makes a difference - i usually just use voda & voda. Otherwise both the Bluetooth Guide and the instructions palm sent you look right.
Might not be much consolation but after much frustration I used the instructions you recieved from Palm (having received same from Palm Support) and it worked for me:
- I am using a LifeDrive teamed with Sony-Ericsson Z600
- I set the connection speed at 115k
- I removed the login script by making the first statement an "end"
- I used voda/voda as the username/password to login but I believe this is irrelevent
- I used the connection string +CGDCONT="1",,"www.vodafone.net.nz"
are you sure that GPRS in enabled on the vodafone account ?(vodafone used to randomly disable this on my account from time to time),..
does the wap browser in the phone successfuly connect and receive data?
I tried some other handsets, I couldn't get it to work on a Sharp GX15, although the connection process did go further, it actually came back with a phone number error. I did however have success getting it to connect using a Sony Ericsson K700i. After watching a successful connection attempt I'm now fairly sure that the problem lies with the init string. I've tried some alternate strings I've found through searching google but to no avail.