Saturday, May 23, 2009

Airtel Gprs settings to access internet on XP Platform

Step 1. Setup of Bluetooth & Mobile phone
Step 2. Configure Bluetooth Modem link
Step 3. GPRS setting on the mobile phone
Step 4. Setting up of Dial-up Networking (DUN)
Step 5. Troubleshooting
Step 6. Initializing GPRS setting manually.
Manual setup of a cell phone serial modem link via Bluetooth

Step 1 : Setup of Bluetooth & Mobile phone

On computer: Plug-in Bluetooth dongle into USB port, wait while Windows installs the device.

On phone: Enable Bluetooth on your phone, and keep it switched on for the duration of the setup.
On Nokia 6820 -> Menu -> Settings -> Connectivity -> Bluetooth -> Bluetooth On

On computer. Add a new Bluetooth device (your mobile phone)

On Control Panel -> Bluetooth Devices- > Add ->


Select 'My device is set up..' and press next to search for device


If the phone was found after searching for it, the following is displayed...


Note: If you receive the following message...


Check the following:
1- If the phone is switched on and that the Bluetooth is enabled.
Check for the ((ยบ)) symbol on the display of the mobile phone. This shows the Bluetooth is on.
2- If you are sure that the Bluetooth is enabled on the phone, ensure that you have disabled any other 3rd party Bluetooth software - if it was installed as it may conflict with the standard drivers on the system.

Following the next step, after successful detection of the mobile phone, you will be prompted which passkey mechanism to use, select 'Let me choose, my own...' and enter a passkey. In this example I use 0000


After the next step, the phone should now display...

The Nokia will now display...

Pair with?
<Computer Name>

Press Accept on the phone.

The phone will now display that you should enter the passkey, type in the key that you have selected, for my example it was 0000.


The phone will now display:

Connect with?
<Computer Name>

Press Accept on phone.You'll now see some messages displayed on the task tray (next to clock as the device is

installed)During the installation new COM ports will be added to Windows which are associated with Bluetooth

and the communication with the phone.

It is important to make a note of the 'Outgoing COM port' as you will have to select it at a later stage.


In this example we make a note of COM port 3 as we need to select it during the DUN setup.

Back at the Bluetooth devices form, the display will now show the phone and that the passkey is enabled.


Step 2: Check if the Bluetooth Modem link has been configured.

On XP -> Control panel -> click the 'Phone and Modem Options'->Modems Tab


Notice that a Modem has been installed over the Bluetooth link, the attached com port may differ for your system.

If the Bluetooth link is not shown:
1. Cancel the dialog, ensure that Bluetooth is enabled on your phone, and then return to this dialog.

You can test if the modem enables the phone, by selecting Properties->then the 'diagnostics tab' then 'Query Modem'

This should result in the computer attempting to query the modem, which now is the mobile phone, the phone will display a message

Connect with?
<computer name>

Step 3: Setup op GPRS on the mobile phone
You must either setup the GPRS settings on the phone or perform a manual setup for the modem as explained in Step 6 .

Step 3a: Setup op GPRS on the mobile phone. - Nokia

The next step is to setup and enable GPRS on the mobile phone. These instructions are for the Nokia 6820, 6230, but the menu items will be similar for other models.
On Menu-> Settings -> Connectivity -> GPRS -> GPRS connection -> select 'Always Online' (You can always change this to 'When needed' once everything is working
On Menu-> Settings -> Connectivity -> GPRS -> GPRS modem settings
select option 'Edit active access point'

now select 'Alias for access point'

type in a name, this is just a descriptive name and can be anything, but it may be useful to name it so that you know to which network it belongs

now select 'GPRS access point' as “”

On the phone display you'll now see the G symbol, indicating that the GPRS is enabled.

Step 4: Setup of Dial-up Networking (DUN)

On Xp , in the Control panel -> select 'Network Connections', then select 'Create a new connection'



Select to use a dial-up modem.

Now only select a single option - the Bluetooth link on the COM port that was installed earlier, in this example it is COM 3, but it may well be different to your computer.


Now enter a name for the dialup


For the phone number use *99#
NOTE: This will instruct the phone to use the default or 1st GPRS profile on your phone. If you have multiple profiles GPRS profiles on your phone and you do not want to use the default profile, the change the phone number to *99*n# and replace the n with number 1-9 of the profile you want to use.


Then leave the username, password empty!
Decide if you want to make this the default connection or not.

Finally decide if you want to make icon on desktop fro this connection


You are now ready to attempt an internet connection!


Once again leave the username and password empty and press dial.

The mobile phone will display
'Connect with?'
<computer name>

Accept this

and on XP, you'll see


If all is well you see the following


Also notice on the mobile phone that the GPRS symbol has changed to G in a frame- this means it's connected!

You are now ready to surf the internet and download email etc.

Step 5: Connection issues

If you get the message 'Subscribe to GPRS first' the following may be wrong.

1. Most likely cause : the GPRS access point is incorrect. Contact your service provider to get the correct name for your network.

2. What I've noticed is that if you are roaming abroad and not using your home network, you may have to supply a username and password for the dial-up connection for the network you are using. Once again contact the network provider for this.

Step 5b: Connected, but cannot access websites. Error such as "The page cannot be displayed"

The dialer shows that a connection has been established, but when you try to access a website the page error "The page cannot be displayed" is shown. This may be a DNS error; the connection cannot locate the Dynamic Name Server. After extensive testing, the following was established:
-this problem was only on a XP system with Service pack 2 build 2149
-supplying a correct DNS address in the IP setup of the dialup network connection, did not resolve the issue.
- a workaround was to supply a manual GPRS connection string for the modem.
- installing the latest service pack did resolve the issue.

Step 5c: Dials send login information, but fails on registering on network
- you probably have multiple GPRS accounts configured on the phone, and the DUN is using the incorrect one. Several solutions to this: On the phone swap the GPRS accounts, such that the one that can connect is first, or change the DUN dialer to include the number of the GPRS connection you wish to use. If you have a phone that the default access point can be set, check that the name of the access point is correct.

Step 6 : Manual setup of the GPRS initialization.

As indicated earlier, if you experience connection issues, another approach is to force the mobile phone to use a specific GPRS connection. This will override any setup of the GPRS settings on the phone itself.

On XP -> Control panel -> click the 'Phone and Modem Options'-> Modem Tab ->Modem Link -> Properties -> Advanced Tab


Select the Bluetooth modem link and press 'Properties' button. Then on the Advanced Tab of the dialog that is shown, locate the input ''Extra initialization commands".
Enter the following text and press OK

Click OK, and close the dialogs, then attempt the DUN again.

Whole internet is on your finger tips……. Enjoy

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