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Topic # 4796 28-Aug-2005 11:14
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I am trying to connect to an ISP (compuserve, earthlink, etc.) via a motorolla V551 bluetooth connection and my laptop running running wndows xp professional, and cingular prepaid service. I do not want to use the cingular dial up service as explained below, because there are times when overseas i need to use a local isp where cingular is not available.

I keep getting error 678 when i dial my local ISP number, via a bluetooth connection on XP.

But, i am able to connect usiing cingular's info of:

username: WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM
Password: CINGULAR1
dial number: *99***1#

When i enter in the above info in the windows xp connect screen i can connect to the internet via my bluetooth phone. SO IT DOES WORK, albeit with the cingular service, but i need to get it to work with a **dial in isp number.**

Why will my phone dial the *99***1# and connect to the cingular service, but fail with error code 678 when i try to dial my local ISP (my phone shows the number dialing, but it responds with error 678 immediately after dialing)?

Do i need init. strings for my phone to work with my local isp?

Any suggestions?

Thank you in advance.
paul

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Reply # 19225 28-Aug-2005 11:41
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Welcome to Geekzone...

Not all operators allow data calls (CSD). CSD is different from GPRS in that it is a circuit-switched call - in other words it is like a normal voice call, where A calls B directly. This provides low speed access, and uses circuits that cost more.

GPRS is a packet-based network, and it is designed for data transmission, regardless of the number of people using. CSD on the other hand will require the use a constantly connected link that should be really being used for voice calls - hence it is more expensive for them to provide this service.

Contact Cingular and ask them if your account allows data calls ("CSD").







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  Reply # 19229 28-Aug-2005 12:38
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Thank you for the tip, i will try to find out.

Your suggestion not withstanding, i CAN manually dial the ISP number using my cell phone and hear the computer prompt, and my cell does not disconnect. So why cannot i at least do this via bluetooth? I understand your point, but if this is true as yhou say, my connection should get farther. is there a different initiation string for CSD vs GPRS for a cell phone modem? i need to use this phone in eastern Europe, etc, and i want to work out the kinks here where i can workin English!


 
 
 
 


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Reply # 19230 28-Aug-2005 12:41
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Ok, so you can place CSD calls... Try adding the following init string to the connection:

ATZ;

Most of the new Motorola and Sony Ericsson devices now require a reset before use - and that's it... See if it works.







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  Reply # 19232 28-Aug-2005 13:10
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Hi and thanks again for the suggestion.

I put the ATZ; string in the modem set up dialogue in the advanced, "extra initialization strings" in windows xp. i then got ATE1, OK as the response in the terminal window, immediately before the number was dialed. But after dialing the number, as before, i still got error code 678. i get a message ont he phone dialing my isp number, i.e. for example, 123-4567, but then immediately after the dial, i get the error code. 678.

(I also tried in the dial up command and preceded the phone number. when i put it in here i got error code 692 and it did not dial)

would yo have any other suggestions?
thank you again,
paul



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  Reply # 19233 28-Aug-2005 13:18
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one other note:
when I work in terminal mode, and type in ATD and then the phone number, i get the following response:
"No Carrier," even though the phone display says "dialing..." on my phone display.
paul



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  Reply # 19234 28-Aug-2005 13:30
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A second followup note:
When i type in my home phone number insteadof the isp number, i also get the same error code.
This leads me to believe that it might be a configuration problem? But why can it connect weith the WAP and not not simplydial an isp?

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