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Topic # 8318 20-Jun-2006 17:57

Hey guys,
when using an HTC Apache's 'Wireless Modem' feature, how does one dial and connect?
Is it similar to GPRS where you dial *99# and connect with PPP over the Bluetooth/IrDA link?


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Reply # 39093 20-Jun-2006 18:08
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Yes, you connect via Bluetooth or IrDA via PPP. However on Bluetooth you simply need to use the DUN service and on your laptop/desktop it will ask for number, username and password. You will use #777, username mobile@jamamobile, password telecom.

With Bluetooth you don't need to run WMODEM. For USB connections though you need to run WMODEM and install this driver.

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  Reply # 39100 20-Jun-2006 19:05

Thanks for the advice but It's not working :-(
I am able to use a terminal emulator from my Linux Laptop over IrDA (/dev/ircomm0) and I have setup PPP correctly according to

But, when I open the terminal emulator and type ATZ, ATD, ATI or any AT command it just says 'OK'. There is also no terminal echo at all. What (secret?) AT command do I need to send to start PPP?

Is there a reference available to the AT command set used by Windows Mobile 5 / HTC Apache ?

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  Reply # 39103 20-Jun-2006 19:26
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That is correct there is no echo from the Apache (other than 'OK') when using a terminal emulator, dont ask me why. In 'tethered' data mode the Apache relies in the IP stack in the PC. Dialing #777 is enough to kick off PPP from the network perspective. Are you running the 'wireless modem' program in the Apache?

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  Reply # 39220 21-Jun-2006 17:33

Jama: dialing #777 doesn't start PPP on my Apache. Do i need to send anything other than ATZ to initalise?
I have tried ATD#777 and ATDT#777

And yes I have run the wireless modem application, selected IrDA and clicked Start

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