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  1. #1
    mexico_zero
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    Having just bought an Acer 2702 laptop i decided to set up an internet link
    via my Nokia 6230. I signed up for a PAYG Wannadoo account via the land line
    to establish the settings. I then installed PC SUITE for XP but although an
    infrared link was obtained ( the little iR logo appeared bottom right of
    screen) PC Suite refused to acknowledge the phone. I managed to frig it
    somehow to successfully dial up but still isn't recognised via PCSuite! I
    downloaded a 'patch' ? from nokia.com for XP/iR compatability but not sure
    what to do with the .inf file?

    What can of connection speeds should i expect via the iR link? Is bluetooth
    faster? DKU-2 cable link best?

    Any tips, URLs and reccommendations much welcome!

    Thanks ... Andre





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  2. #2
    Vlad Andreyev
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    Re: using 6230 as a modem for laptop question(s)

    So, you've been able to dial-up with the phone? 9600bps will most likely be
    your speed limit if you use CSD - circuit switched data. If you use GPRS,
    you'll be able to download at about 42kbps. If your operator supports EDGE,
    you may be able to go up to 115kbps. 115kbps is usually the IR link speed
    as well, although it may be faster with some adapters; check the IR device
    advanced properties for this. When you point on the IR icon in the system
    tray, it tells you the actual link speed.

    As far as the PC Suite is concerned, you shouldn't need any patches with XP,
    and it should just work after you install it. You may need to run the Nokia
    Connection Manager and select the connection type(s) you want to use though.
    Make sure you use the latest PC Suite version - 6.4 for the 6230. If you
    need to upgrade, completely uninstall the previous version first.

    Of all the connection types, IR is the slowest, but it's all you need to use
    dial-up, and it works well enough for the PC Suite. Bluetooth and USB are
    faster, of course, but, unless you plan to transfer large files to your
    phone all the time, I don't think they're worth it.

    --

    \/ L /\ D


    "mexico_zero" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:Wntjd.113$L%[email protected]
    Having just bought an Acer 2702 laptop i decided to set up an internet link
    via my Nokia 6230. I signed up for a PAYG Wannadoo account via the land line
    to establish the settings. I then installed PC SUITE for XP but although an
    infrared link was obtained ( the little iR logo appeared bottom right of
    screen) PC Suite refused to acknowledge the phone. I managed to frig it
    somehow to successfully dial up but still isn't recognised via PCSuite! I
    downloaded a 'patch' ? from nokia.com for XP/iR compatability but not sure
    what to do with the .inf file?

    What can of connection speeds should i expect via the iR link? Is bluetooth
    faster? DKU-2 cable link best?

    Any tips, URLs and reccommendations much welcome!

    Thanks ... Andre






  3. #3
    mexico_zero
    Guest

    Re: using 6230 as a modem for laptop question(s)


    "Vlad Andreyev" wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > So, you've been able to dial-up with the phone? 9600bps will most likely

    be
    > your speed limit if you use CSD - circuit switched data. If you use GPRS,
    > you'll be able to download at about 42kbps. If your operator supports

    EDGE,
    > you may be able to go up to 115kbps. 115kbps is usually the IR link speed
    > as well, although it may be faster with some adapters; check the IR device
    > advanced properties for this. When you point on the IR icon in the system
    > tray, it tells you the actual link speed.
    > --
    >
    > \/ L /\ D
    >
    >
    >OK, many thanks for the reply Vlad, what you says does kinda make sense but

    you mention a faster connection with GPRS... Excuse my ignorance but how do
    I connect my phone to the laptop to get better than 9600? If you could
    explain as if you were telling a child how to tie their laces it would be
    much appreciated!! I intend to use the laptop in the car to get mainly text
    based data but a faster download is always better!! (less phone charges!)

    TIA... Andre

    p.s. Can my 6230 go faster than 9600bps? I have no specifications for it at
    present...





  4. #4
    Vlad Andreyev
    Guest

    Re: using 6230 as a modem for laptop question(s)

    Andre, how you connect your phone to the laptop actually doesn't matter, as
    far as the dial-up connection speed and method are concerned. If you use
    infrared, the phone will be connected to the laptop at 115kbps minimum.
    Now, the connection between your phone and the GSM network is a totally
    different matter.

    The oldest method is CSD (9600bps, 14400bps max), which is supported by most
    operators, and they usually charge you by the minute, just like for a
    regular voice call. There is also a high speed variant - HSCSD (43.2kbps
    max), but it's expensive and rarely supported by operators.

    GPRS (48kbps max) is a different method now supported by many operators, but
    you usually have to subscribe to the GPRS add-on service to be able to use
    it. Call your operator to find out what they offer and how much it costs.
    If you can use GPRS, you will need to enter the settings provided by your
    operator into the phone. (Or they may be able to send the settings to your
    phone.) On your laptop, the only thing you will then need to change is the
    phone number string in the dial-up connection properties. In fact, with
    GPRS, you usually use your GSM operator as an ISP, and there's no need to
    have an account with another ISP. In this case, the dial-up phone number
    string will be *99#.

    EDGE (117kbps with the 6230), a.k.a. EGPRS, is a higher speed variant of
    GPRS. It is not as common as GPRS yet, but if it's supported by your
    operator, you use it automatically instead of GPRS; there's no separate
    configuration for it.

    If you're interested in technical details about these standards, look at
    www.gsmworld.com.

    --

    \/ L /\ D


    "mexico_zero" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]

    "Vlad Andreyev" wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > So, you've been able to dial-up with the phone? 9600bps will most likely

    be
    > your speed limit if you use CSD - circuit switched data. If you use GPRS,
    > you'll be able to download at about 42kbps. If your operator supports

    EDGE,
    > you may be able to go up to 115kbps. 115kbps is usually the IR link speed
    > as well, although it may be faster with some adapters; check the IR device
    > advanced properties for this. When you point on the IR icon in the system
    > tray, it tells you the actual link speed.
    > --
    >
    > \/ L /\ D
    >
    >
    >OK, many thanks for the reply Vlad, what you says does kinda make sense but

    you mention a faster connection with GPRS... Excuse my ignorance but how do
    I connect my phone to the laptop to get better than 9600? If you could
    explain as if you were telling a child how to tie their laces it would be
    much appreciated!! I intend to use the laptop in the car to get mainly text
    based data but a faster download is always better!! (less phone charges!)

    TIA... Andre

    p.s. Can my 6230 go faster than 9600bps? I have no specifications for it at
    present...






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