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  1. #1
    Jon Atkinson
    Guest
    Hi

    In order to use the Nokia PC Suite software, does the user HAVE to have the
    Nokia cable (DKU-5), or can it be used with any other USB phone/PC cable? I
    recently bought a cable from the local Vodafone shop which came with some
    software called Handset Manager, which seems to work OK, but I would like to
    make it work with PC Suite as well, but so far have had no success.

    Have Nokia been bug*ers and designed their software such that it will only
    work with their cable?

    Any help would be much appreciated,

    Jon.






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  2. #2
    Jon Atkinson
    Guest

    Re: PC Suite cable question

    sorry, should have said that I am using a Nokia 6220


    "Jon Atkinson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi
    >
    > In order to use the Nokia PC Suite software, does the user HAVE to have

    the
    > Nokia cable (DKU-5), or can it be used with any other USB phone/PC cable?

    I
    > recently bought a cable from the local Vodafone shop which came with some
    > software called Handset Manager, which seems to work OK, but I would like

    to
    > make it work with PC Suite as well, but so far have had no success.
    >
    > Have Nokia been bug*ers and designed their software such that it will only
    > work with their cable?
    >
    > Any help would be much appreciated,
    >
    > Jon.
    >
    >
    >






  3. #3
    hawker
    Guest

    Re: PC Suite cable question

    The third party cables are generally designed as FBus cables rather
    than DKU5 type (even though both will fit the pop port of the phone).
    There are some third party cables which are DKU5 type which do support
    PC Suite i.e. Ositech cables. However, they are the same price as the
    genuine Nokia DKU5 cables. It seems that yours is FBus rather than
    DKU5, and will not support PC Suite.



  4. #4
    point blank
    Guest

    Re: PC Suite cable question

    On Sun, 23 May 2004 19:06:39 +0100, "Jon Atkinson"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > I would like to
    >make it work with PC Suite as well, but so far have had no success.
    >


    Sorry can't help on the question about the cables, but I've tried the
    Nokia PC suite through IR. Yes it works... but its pretty awful
    software. I quess it is written in some inefficient language (maybe
    visual basic) as it really clogs up your registry and scatters dozens
    of files across your hard drive. Also, it adds stuff that starts every
    time you fire up your computer, which only eats up resources.

    If the Handset Manager you mention works ok, it might be best to stick
    with that.






  5. #5
    Oxygen Software
    Guest

    Re: PC Suite cable question

    "Jon Atkinson" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Hi
    >
    > In order to use the Nokia PC Suite software, does the user HAVE to have the
    > Nokia cable (DKU-5), or can it be used with any other USB phone/PC cable? I
    > recently bought a cable from the local Vodafone shop which came with some
    > software called Handset Manager, which seems to work OK, but I would like to
    > make it work with PC Suite as well, but so far have had no success.
    >
    > Have Nokia been bug*ers and designed their software such that it will only
    > work with their cable?
    >
    > Any help would be much appreciated,
    >
    > Jon.


    Hello, Jon.

    Nokia PC Suite works via original Nokia cables only. Another option
    - to use IR port or Bluetooth adapter (if your phone supports
    Bluetooth). But personally I recommend you to take a look at our
    Oxygen Phone Manager II - http://www.opm-2.com. It works with almost
    all cables and Nokia phone models and has much more features than
    other similar products.

    Best regards, Oleg Fyodorov.
    Oxygen Software - tools for your Nokia.
    Oxygen Phone Manager II - all you want from your Nokia.
    [email protected]
    http://www.oxygensoftware.com
    http://www.oxygensoftware.co.uk



  6. #6
    bgeer
    Guest

    Re: PC Suite cable question

    [email protected] (Oxygen Software) writes:

    >"Jon Atkinson" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    >> Hi
    >>
    >> In order to use the Nokia PC Suite software, does the user HAVE to have the
    >> Nokia cable (DKU-5), or can it be used with any other USB phone/PC cable? I
    >> recently bought a cable from the local Vodafone shop which came with some
    >> software called Handset Manager, which seems to work OK, but I would like to
    >> make it work with PC Suite as well, but so far have had no success.
    >>

    > Nokia PC Suite works via original Nokia cables only. Another option
    >- to use IR port or Bluetooth adapter (if your phone supports
    >Bluetooth). But personally I recommend you to take a look at our
    >Oxygen Phone Manager II - http://www.opm-2.com. It works with almost
    >all cables and Nokia phone models and has much more features than
    >other similar products.


    My experience with a cdma 3589i non-Nokia DKU-5 clone cable requiring
    PL2303 drivers: didn't work with Winblows pc suite & Linux gnokii &
    gammu. Phone screen indicated a "data connection" but complained
    "Enhancement not supported".

    I didn't have a chance to try Oxygen, tho I prefer Linux software.


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  7. #7
    michael turner
    Guest

    Re: PC Suite cable question

    On Sun, 23 May 2004 19:07:54 +0100, Jon Atkinson wrote:

    > sorry, should have said that I am using a Nokia 6220


    As that handset appears to have iRDA(infrared). Nokia PC-suite works
    pefectly well via that medium, no need for a cable.

    > "Jon Atkinson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Hi
    >>
    >> In order to use the Nokia PC Suite software, does the user HAVE to have

    > the
    >> Nokia cable (DKU-5), or can it be used with any other USB phone/PC cable?

    > I
    >> recently bought a cable from the local Vodafone shop which came with some
    >> software called Handset Manager, which seems to work OK, but I would like

    > to
    >> make it work with PC Suite as well, but so far have had no success.
    >>
    >> Have Nokia been bug*ers and designed their software such that it will only
    >> work with their cable?
    >>
    >> Any help would be much appreciated,
    >>
    >> Jon.
    >>
    >>
    >>


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  8. #8
    hawker
    Guest

    Re: PC Suite cable question

    >Sorry can't help on the question about the cables, but I've tried the
    >Nokia PC suite through IR. Yes it works... but its pretty awful
    >software.


    Check out Mobius from
    http://www.logomanager.co.uk/php/products.php?id=53 - I think it is
    great software for the 3589i - inexpensive, and will work with any
    cable, not just a genuine Nokia DKU5.



  9. #9
    point blank
    Guest

    Re: PC Suite cable question

    On 24 May 2004 15:10:12 -0700, [email protected] (hawker)
    wrote:
    >
    >Check out Mobius from
    >http://www.logomanager.co.uk/php/products.php?id=53 - I think it is
    >great software for the 3589i - inexpensive, and will work with any
    >cable, not just a genuine Nokia DKU5.


    Thanks for the link. Mobius looks interesting, and the site also has
    info on the range of cables etc that can be used to hook up your phone
    and computer (it sells them too).

    I guess infrared, with USB connection, most sense. Nearly every phone
    appears compatable with nearly every phone...







  10. #10
    hawker
    Guest

    Re: PC Suite cable question

    > I guess infrared, with USB connection, most sense. Nearly every phone
    > appears compatable with nearly every phone...


    Good conclusion- I use the Actisys IR4000US- has very reliable
    drivers, easy to get up and running, and looks great- can use on
    laptop and PC. The same site has them at
    http://www.logomanager.co.uk/php/cat.php?id=124



  11. #11
    Rob
    Guest

    Re: PC Suite cable question


    Not 100% sure about the cable but as a matter of interest the image
    converter for wallpaper etc is much better on Handset Manager than with PC
    Suite.


    "Jon Atkinson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi
    >
    > In order to use the Nokia PC Suite software, does the user HAVE to have

    the
    > Nokia cable (DKU-5), or can it be used with any other USB phone/PC cable?

    I
    > recently bought a cable from the local Vodafone shop which came with some
    > software called Handset Manager, which seems to work OK, but I would like

    to
    > make it work with PC Suite as well, but so far have had no success.
    >
    > Have Nokia been bug*ers and designed their software such that it will only
    > work with their cable?
    >
    > Any help would be much appreciated,
    >
    > Jon.
    >
    >
    >






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