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Topic # 10205 10-Nov-2006 05:49
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Hi all,

first off if this exact topic has already come up please accept my apologies. I am in China using China Mobile on my Nokia 3230 mobile phone. Wap works fine and I can surf in miniature like crazy. I would love to be able to use my PDA however. I have seen numerous articles about other phones on China Mobile, but none about mine. I have tried various INIT strings but as yet have had varying error messages, but no success. Is it possible to use my 3230 as a bluetooth modem for my Acer N50, and if so, woudl someone be able to outline the procedure for me? I am a very technical guy, but this one has got me stumped.

Anyone feel up to taking a crack at this one?

Thanks in advance.

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Reply # 51862 10-Nov-2006 13:01
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Are you able to connect to an Internet APN by any other means using the same SIM card? Are you sure the APN is visible on your account?

If yes, then what APN is this and strings have you tried?







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  Reply # 51868 10-Nov-2006 14:11
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Good morning!

First off let me thank you for your lighting fast reply! Thats service!! Now, on to the problem at hand...

Even though the phone is set to English, sadly the APN's are in Chinese. I can try to ask one of my coworkers to help me translate it if you need, as my chinese isn't that good yet. But of the three APN's, the middle one does allow me to surf quite handily and suprisingly quickly by WAP. The GPRS option underneath I have yet to get working. I looked at a bunch of your posts and replies and after alot of trial and error found the place to put the INIT string in. I have tried dialing *9#, *99# and *9***1# with not much luck. It always says it is connecting, then disconnects shortly thereafter. The INIT string I have tried is +CGDCONT=1,"IP","cmnet". So far no good. I do see 3 APN's when other programs ask for connection, but so far only the middle one appears to work, and not for everything. I tried agile messnger and gmail, which both installed correctly, but refuse to connect via any of the 3 APN's.

Any ideas?


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Reply # 51869 10-Nov-2006 14:18
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According to a previous thread (http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=8&topicid=2533), +CGDCONT=1,"IP","cmnet" should be the string.

However I think you are using the wrong numbers. You should dial *99# (for the default) but I suspect the default configuration on your phone is WAP. In this case try *99***1# and so on (*99***2# and on).








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  Reply # 51921 10-Nov-2006 19:44
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Thanks for the quick response again, but sadly still no go. Seems to come up twice asking for a name and password. Could that be the problem?

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  Reply # 51930 10-Nov-2006 22:10
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Ahhh

Maybe thats the problem. I dont need any logins or passwords to use the WAP connection, so I had hoped I could do the same for my PDA. I will look further into it with CM. Thanks a bunch!


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