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GPRS ON Laptop

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Below is some information on how to configure your laptop for use with a GPRS-enabled mobile phone, for Internet access:
• On the PC, go to the Networking section of the Control Panel (Start > Settings > Control panel > Network)
• Select “Make new connection” (this should start a setup wizard)
• Choose “Dial up to Internet”
• Choose the “connect via a modem” option
• Enter the telephone number to dial as *99# or *99***1# (No area code, and turn off dialing rules)
• Select the username and password for your Network Operator (GPRS settings here)
• When complete, go to Control panel > networks, and right-click on the icon for your GPRS connection. To need to set the following: Connect Using – select your modem (infrared / USB / Bluetooth)
You need change one other thing – to do with your modem settings. Do this as follows:
• Go to Start > Settings > Control panel > Modems
• On the Modems tab, select your modem, and press Properties
• On the Advanced tab, you need to enter string in “Extra initialization commands”. This initialisation string will need to be entered as:
+CGDCONT =1,”IP”,”apn.address” – you should substitute apn.address with the name of the GPRS APN that you wish to connect to. For GP Internet access, this “gpinternet” and for Vodafone, this is internet. See the table on our GPRS page for the UK settings. Also, note the space before the =1.
To set whether you dial using the modem over GPRS, or a different connection, check the settings in Internet Explorer > Tools > Internet Options > Connections
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GPRS on a Pocket PC
Below is some information on how to configure your Pocket PC for use with a GPRS-enabled mobile phone, for Internet access.
This section makes the following assumptions:
• You have a GPRS-enabled mobile phone with an Internet-enabled SIM card
• You can establish a connection between your phone and PDA (by Bluetooth, cable or Infrared)
• You are using a Windows Mobile 2003 Pocket PC machine
If you’re struggling with any of the above, try our Pocket PC Connectivity page first
To set up a Pocket PC for Internet access over GPRS, on the Pocket PC, do the following:
1. Go to Start > Settings, go to the ‘Connections’ tab, and select ‘Connections’
2. Under “My ISP”, select “Add a new modem connection”
3. Enter the name of your network operator, e.g. “Orange” and select the modem connection you want to use (“Generic IrDA” or Bluetooth), then press ‘Next’
4. In the phone number field, enter *99# , and then press ‘Next’
5. Enter the username and password required to access the Internet Access Point (APN) you’re trying to connect to (check the APN listings on our GPRS page) .
6. Before pressing Finish – You need to press on the ‘Advanced’ button to change some settings – untick “Wait for dial tone”, and add the following string to the extra dial-string commands:
+CGDCONT =1,”IP”,”apn.address” – you should substitute apn.address with the name of the GPRS APN that you wish to connect to. For o2, this is mobile.o2.co.uk and for Vodafone, this is internet. See the table on our GPRS page for the UK settings. Also, note the space before the =1. Press ‘OK’ to close the Advanced screen, then press Finish.
7. Close the ‘Connections’ dialog with the ‘OK’ button

O2

• O2’s, XDA II, XDA IIs, XDA mini, XDA Orbit, XDA Atom and XDA Exec
• The HP iPAQ h6315
• i-mate Jam, K-Jam, JasJar and JAMin
• Qtek S100 , Qtek s200 , 9000, and 9090
• Orange SPV M1000, M2000 and M5000
• T-Mobile MDA, MDA Compact and MDA Pro

If you’re looking to connect to the Internet from a Windows Mobile device that has a built-in phone, there are two methods you can use to connect over the mobile phone network: GPRS or dial-up:
• GPRS – GPRS offers faster connection speeds, and you’re not billed by the minute, but by the megabyte transferred. You need to set up your device using settings that are specific to your network operator. You’ll need the Internet GPRS APN, plus the username and password. See our GPRS page for the UK settings. Note that you need Internet APN settings, not WAP or MMS.
• Dial-up: With dial-up, you’re billed by the minute – If you don’t have an existing dialup account, then sign up for one from BT Yahoo free-of-charge and get a pay-as-you go account. There’s no subscription fee, and you only pay standard call rates for the time you’re online. To get an account, first, go to BT Yahoo from a PC, select “Pay as you Go” and create an account. You’ll then get some details that you’ll need to set up your account on the device.
You also need a data-enabled SIM card – This is a setting that your network operator has to enable for you. To connect, you’ll need to have an account with an Internet provider. You may wish to use your existing Internet account, or apply for a free account that can be used with your device.
Setting up the Internet connection
1. Go to Start > Settings, go to the ‘Connections’ tab, and select ‘Connections’
2. Under “My ISP”, select “Add a new modem connection”
3. At the next screen, enter a name for this connection – this is something for your reference, such as “o2 mobile GPRS”. From the pulldown, choose how you will be connecting: either “Cellular line (GPRS)” or ” Cellular line”, and press ‘Next’
4. Depending on the type of connection you selected.
– If you chose ‘GPRS’, then you need to enter the GPRS Access Point Name (for o2 customers, this is mobile.o2.co.uk).
– If you chose the dial-up option, then you’ll need the dial-up phone number (in our example of BT Yahoo, the number is 08457 560000).
When entered, select ‘Next’
5. Enter your username and password, as explained at the start of this section, then press ‘Finish’
6. Close the ‘Connections’ dialog with the ‘OK’ button

You should now be ready to connect to the Internet.
Make sure the phone is enabled and that you’re getting a signal. Then, go to Pocket Internet Explorer and in the address bar, type “http://www.filesaveas.com/” then press Return
You should now be connecting to the Internet, and hopefully see our homepage in your Internet Explorer browser.

See below for help setting up email
Set up your email settings
Here, we’re going to set up a standard POP3 email account. If you don’t have one, then sign up for one from BT Yahoo free-of-charge and get a pay-as-you go account. There’s no subscription fee, and you only pay standard call rates for the time you’re online. To get an account, first, go to BT Yahoo from a PC, select “Pay as you Go” and create an account. You’ll then get some details that you’ll need to set up your email account on the device.
1. Go to Messaging / Inbox, select the menu, go to Tools and select ‘New Account…’
2. Enter your email address, and press ‘Next’
3. If you’re not connected, skip the auto-detect step by pressing ‘Next’
4. Enter your name, email account username and email account password. Tick ‘Save password’ if you don’t want to enter your password each time you check your email. Press ‘Next’
5. At the next screen, select the ‘Account type’ (or ‘Service type’). Most common type is POP3. Name the account with a friendly name, like ‘BT Yahoo’, for your reference. Press ‘Next’
6. Enter the ‘Incoming mail’ server address (POP3 or IMAP). For BT Yahoo, this is mail.btinternet.com
7. Enter the ‘Outgoing mail’ server address (SMTP).
– If you’re connecting via BT Yahoo dial-up, then this will be ‘mail.btinternet.com’.
– If you’re connecting by GPRS, then will will be the SMTP server address of your network operator (see above). For o2, this is ‘smtp.o2.co.uk’
8. Press Finish
This should be enough information to allow you to connect and collect your email. When you press the send/receive button, your Windows Mobile will attempt to make an Internet connection and connect to your email service.

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