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Topic # 5157 4-Oct-2005 02:04
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Apologies for what may be a "bone question" - I'm new to Geekzone. I have taken a trawl through the various forums threads, looking for some direction, but can't seem to find it. Perhaps I missed the one that would have answered my question...

So, I have been trying to connect my Ipaq 2210 Pocket PC to the Internet using my Nokia 6230i since I bought the phone a few weeks ago. Initially, I had problems connecting between the 2 using Bluetooth, but HP helpfully sent me a Bluetooth driver. This allowed me to establish a connection. However, whilst I can establish a link and dial my ISP (Tiscali) on the phone remotely from my Ipaq, when I access Internet Explorer on my PDA, any URL I enter is retruned as "Page Unavailable". Any Ideas? I do a lot of business travelling and am sorely missing the ability to be connected.

Any help would be very gratefully received.

Thanks,

Rowansdad.

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Reply # 21075 6-Oct-2005 04:32
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Welcome to Geekzone...

Are you sure you can access a standard ISP with your mobile account, not only GPRS? If you really can then try this:

  • Recreate some configuration files on your Pocket PC. To do this, open File Explorer, browse to \Windows and tap on welcome.exe. Follow the instructions, soft reset the device and try again

  • Make sure your connection is configured for Internet use (on connections make sure it is the selected option on Internet).

  • Install VxUtil (free) and PING a knonw host, such as www.wired.com. If it comes back then the page you're trying to see might no be available but connectivity is ok.





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    Reply # 21076 6-Oct-2005 04:40
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    Excuse me piggy-backing on the thread but I have the same problem with the 6230i I get the GPRS connection on the phone and the bars go solid on the iPaq but requesting a known site (google, bbc etc) gets the error message. On the earlier 6230 this happened occasionally but was fixed by unchecking the proxy server box in Connection/settings. On the 6230i this same action does not fix the problem - does this phone do things differently? Any advice very welcome......Thanks

     
     
     
     


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    Reply # 21077 6-Oct-2005 04:46
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    Have you tried the steps I posted in my first reply?




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    Reply # 21078 6-Oct-2005 05:02
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    First two unsuccessful, but not the VXutil until I get to my activesync machine later. The 6230i is quite different to the old 6230 and my suspicions lie in that direction but I don't know enough to diagnose it. Thanks again......Phil

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    Reply # 21079 6-Oct-2005 05:10
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    Also, are you (both) running the latest Bluetooth or OS updates for this Pocket PC? There are problems on certain HP iPAQ when connecting to Nokia 6230i models due to security settings differences.





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    Reply # 21080 6-Oct-2005 05:22
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    Yes, I have the security patch (sp28083.exe) which you must have to pair with the phone, that was needed on the old 6230 and still is on the 6230i - this problem is much further down the path - open the web browser, dialup connection dialogue, phone connects, GPRS icon appears in the phone display, connection bars go solid, windows flag waves while it tries to find the site, waits for ages and comes back with site cannot be found message - is it a timeout somewhere possibly, or am I simply asking it to do something it (IPaq or phone) is not configured to do? Bit lost now as I connected through the 6230 daily until it broke and the 6230i is currently an expensive and useless relacement.

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    Reply # 21084 6-Oct-2005 05:34
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    In your case (GPRS) seems like you are using the wrong APN. Perhaps you have to check to see if this is not connecting to a WAP APN instead of the Internet APN?

    You might want to use a Init String on your connection, such as +CGDCONG=1,,"[APN]" with [APN] being replaced with the APN name...






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    Reply # 21086 6-Oct-2005 06:13
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    Now we are getting technical........help!

    Lets go back to the Access Point - This is a UK phone on contract with O2.
    Active Access point alias is O2GPRS chosen from the phone menu
    GPRS access point is wap.o2.co.uk the standard option offered by the phone and the same as that which worked on the old phone

    There was no need for init strings on the old phone and I don't understand them well enough to dabble just yet .

    Thanks again...Phil


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    Reply # 21087 6-Oct-2005 07:32
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    I am pretty sure the WAP gateway will not give you access to standard web pages. Your previous phone probably had both WAP and Internet gateways configured.

    Check this page for UK GPRS settings.




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    Reply # 21825 21-Oct-2005 00:14
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    Hello,
    I'm about to buy a 6230i , having used a Sony t610 for a couple of years with my 2210.
    I'd like to carry on with how i use the phone/ipaq now, that is mainly, use it for GSM calls to my ISP(via a BlueTooth connection ).Can anybody tell me if the 6230i is capable of doing this? does anybody do this already? I've heard that the Bluetooth on the 6230i is problematic, I've never had any problems with my t610.


    I've kind of a bit scared of buying the phone, if it doesnt have a gsm modem , can any tell if it does?


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    Reply # 21826 21-Oct-2005 00:17
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    Hello Robbie, welcome to Geekzone... We will reply here, but it would be better to post the next question on its own thread to prevent "thread hijacking".

    The Nokia 6230i is a bit problematic. You have to use the latest Bluetooth software on your Pocket PC, and even so it's not certain it will work. The Ericsson and Sony Ericsson models have the best Bluetooth implementation for this kind of use.







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    Reply # 21830 21-Oct-2005 02:20
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    Guys,

    The author of the origianal thread here. Thanks to everyone who has contributed - very informative. Update: delighted to say I now have my Nokia 6230i up and running with my Ipaq 2210 PDA on Bluetooth (downloaded a driver from HP). The pair work very well together and I am now using this combination more than my desk top PC for ease of use.

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    Reply # 21833 21-Oct-2005 03:52
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    Do you connect to your isp via GSM or GPRS?And what was the Bluetooth driver that you downloaded?

    (I will start my own thread next time, its just that this is so similar to what i want to do)

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    Reply # 21922 24-Oct-2005 11:12
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    Try going to HP and downloading the latest BT security patch which should let you pair.
    (support and Drivers). Go vodafone web page- Click on What Pad and follow the link untill you have down loaded the THE CONNECT ME software, softreset and try again. Thats the easy way to do it and it works great. Good luck.

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