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Topic # 8336 22-Jun-2006 07:31
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Hi,

This is my configuration:

- Winxp sp2
- Belkin usb adapter
- nokia 3650
- installed nokia pc suite which includes mrouter.

I'm trying to connect my Nokia 3650 to my laptop using Belkin Usb adapter. i'm aware that it's a very old model and that there are many guides available on the internet, i've followed step by step guides such as these
 
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=1202

http://gnubox.dnsalias.org/gnubox/

http://web.belkin.com/support/downl...oad=1123&lang=1

http://gnubox.dnsalias.org/gnubox/g...10schuontut.pdf

 i found on google but i'm still having problems with the connection.

I've managed to pair the devices and my notebook is able to detect the phone (not all the time, sometimes i need to restart and keep clicking around before mrouter starts working).

according to some of the guides, i'm required to create a new modem under Control Panel>phone and modem options and select the Com port that is listed as Local Port under Bluetooth configuration. However, when i click on the smaller bluetooth icon at the task bar and click Show all bluetooth devices > Com ports tab, there is another set of incoming and outgoing COM ports listed. I have a question here: when i create a new Modem, do i select the COM port listed at Bluetooth Configuration or the one stated at the COM ports tab?

I've tried both ways, but after creating a new modem, i'm not able to select the Com port at Mrouter. I will get this error message: "It is not possible to enable the infrared port, as it may be in use by another application."

Another problem i'm facing is that even though my notebook is able to detect my phone, no devices is listed in my Bluetooth neighbourhood. Is there something wrong here?

Need some help here...

thank you in advance.

Rgds,
Victoria.

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Reply # 39326 22-Jun-2006 14:33
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I understand you want to be able to browse the Internet on your Nokia 3650 through a connection shared from your Windows XP machine. Is that correct?

If this is the case there's no modem configuration involved. All you need is mRouter installed and correctly configured, as in this guide: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=1202 (which you already pointed out). Newer versions of mRouter remove this capability, so this could be the problem.







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  Reply # 39376 22-Jun-2006 20:36
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Hi freitasm,

thank you for your reply...

Quote: "I understand you want to be able to browse the Internet on your Nokia 3650 through a connection shared from your Windows XP machine. Is that correct?"

Yes. I forgot to mention that I am using the software called GnuBox (http://gnubox.dnsalias.org/gnubox/) on my handphone. That software is not mentioned on the guide... does not mean it is possible to connect to the internet without that?

Quote: "Newer versions of mRouter remove this capability, so this could be the problem."

Actually i am using the mrouter that is installed together with nokia pc suite, so i suppose im using the old version of mrouter...

i tried to follow the geek guide 1202 but i got stuck at the step where i had to go to Bluetooth places > Entire bluetooth neighbourhood, i have no idea why, but my Bluetooth neighbourhood is always empty even though my phone is already paired with the laptop and mrouter is able to connect successfully with the phone.

do you know what could be wrong?


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Reply # 39388 22-Jun-2006 21:25
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If you follow that guide you don't need the Gnubox software on the phone... And if you can connect to mRouter then you already have Internet ready to use on your phone... If not, then the mRouter is a new one.

When I wrote that guide I used a Nokia 3650, like yours, so I am sure it works without any other extra software.







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  Reply # 39398 22-Jun-2006 23:39
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Hi freitasm,

please pardon my ignorance, prior to your reply i had no idea you are the author of the guide.

great to know that im able to ask someone who has tried out the connection. i really like your guide, the steps look simple but yet im always stuck at the Bluetooth neighbourhood step.

i have 2 questions in mind:

firstly, when u go to the Bluetooth neighbourhood, do the devices get detected automatically or you have to add the Bluetooth Connection first before it becomes detected on Bluetooth neighbourhood?

secondly, what are the settings on the phone? currently i'm using Opera and following the guide on GnuBox, i've created a new connection called GnuBox. If i were to do it without GnuBox, what are the connection settings on the phone?

thank you.

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Reply # 39401 22-Jun-2006 23:54
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The devices are only detected automatically if both have Bluetooth turned on, and have been previously paired.

You don't need any special settings on the phone, if following the guide. Perhaps you should check with the Gnubox developer to see why their program is not working? Could it be a firewall on your PC blocking communications for the program?









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  Reply # 39404 23-Jun-2006 05:08
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Hi freitasm,

i think since u've tried it before and that it works without gnubox, then i shall try it without gnubox for the moment...

however, can i just check with you what browser do you use on the phone? i'm using opera and it always prompts for a connection, i have no idea which to choose or how to set that up (cos initially the settings i did was for gnubox).

do i have to create a new access point under Tools>Access Points?


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Reply # 39407 23-Jun-2006 07:30
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I don't have this phone anymore (for years now) since I moved to Windows Mobile devices. At the time I used it I was running Opera browser.

I am not sure about the configuration with GnuBox though.







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  Reply # 39587 25-Jun-2006 18:23
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Hi Frietasm,

thank you so much for your replies.

i've just realised the connection setup is so simple --> basically just select GPRS and use the default values for the rest of the fields. i'm so happy now...

i'll now have to proceed to test out the Gnubox connection...

thanks again!


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