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  1. #1
    Chris Pisarra
    Guest

    I'd love to use the phone as a modem when I travel.

    I have the cable.

    I set up a DUN whatsit to dial #777 and log in.

    And all I get is "there is no dial tone"

    Samsung A500, Toshiba laptop, Windows ME

    Anybody know what I'm doing wrong?

    Thanks

    Chris





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  2. #2
    hatoncat
    Guest

    Re: So close, so far away


    Chris Pisarra wrote:
    > *I'd love to use the phone as a modem when I travel.
    >
    > I have the cable.
    >
    > I set up a DUN whatsit to dial #777 and log in.
    >
    > And all I get is "there is no dial tone"
    >
    > Samsung A500, Toshiba laptop, Windows ME
    >
    > Anybody know what I'm doing wrong?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Chris *


    Try the driver at www.futuredial.com

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  3. #3
    Kevin N.
    Guest

    Re: So close, so far away

    The dialer in Dial Up Networking is designed to use a landline phone and
    modem. I use the Sprint PCS connection Manager version 2. It's designed to
    be used with the PCS phones.

    Kevin

    "Chris Pisarra" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > I'd love to use the phone as a modem when I travel.
    >
    > I have the cable.
    >
    > I set up a DUN whatsit to dial #777 and log in.
    >
    > And all I get is "there is no dial tone"
    >
    > Samsung A500, Toshiba laptop, Windows ME
    >
    > Anybody know what I'm doing wrong?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Chris
    >
    >






  4. #4
    hatoncat
    Guest

    Re: So close, so far away


    That's what Sprint wants you to think. It's not true at all. Dial-Up
    Networking with the FutureDial driver will perform much better than the
    PCS Connection Manager. Trust me on this one.

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    www.sprintpcsinfo.com

    Kevin N. wrote:
    > *The dialer in Dial Up Networking is designed to use a landline phone
    > and
    > modem. I use the Sprint PCS connection Manager version 2. It's
    > designed to
    > be used with the PCS phones.
    >
    > Kevin
    >
    > "Chris Pisarra" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > > I'd love to use the phone as a modem when I travel.
    > >
    > > I have the cable.
    > >
    > > I set up a DUN whatsit to dial #777 and log in.
    > >
    > > And all I get is "there is no dial tone"
    > >
    > > Samsung A500, Toshiba laptop, Windows ME
    > >
    > > Anybody know what I'm doing wrong?
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > >
    > > Chris
    > >
    > > *


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  5. #5
    David W. Studeman
    Guest

    Re: So close, so far away

    Chris Pisarra wrote:

    >
    > I'd love to use the phone as a modem when I travel.
    >
    > I have the cable.
    >
    > I set up a DUN whatsit to dial #777 and log in.
    >
    > And all I get is "there is no dial tone"
    >
    > Samsung A500, Toshiba laptop, Windows ME
    >
    > Anybody know what I'm doing wrong?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Chris



    Yes, what you're doing wrong is treating it like a modem. PCS is actually
    always on, you only dial 777 (PPP on the keypad) to plug in as it would be
    and then log in. Dialing 777 is like plugging in a com cable but in a
    virtual sense as these two ports really exist on the PCS backbone and show
    up on your pc as two serial ports, usually com3 and com4. Com 3 is what you
    want to use to dial into, com 4 is for status only and will display signal
    strength if using the software and whether connected or not, and dormant
    status. In Windows, you need to install the software to provide the so
    called drivers (Probably not really drivers, just a bridge to tell Windows
    it exists) and then you can manually make a connection that you can
    configure and use firewall software with. Using the Sprint software to
    connect with as well, will undo any firewalls you have set up on next boot.
    Since it appears as a serial communication device, Mac and Linux users do
    not need drivers, just to set up a script and set the serial port to the
    right baud.


    Dave



  6. #6
    John Richards
    Guest

    Re: So close, so far away

    To make this work, all you need is three things:
    1) a $20 data cable from Radio Shack
    2) USB driver from www.futuredial.com (no need to buy their software)
    3) DUN connectoid on your laptop that will dial #777

    I just set this up on my Samsung A620 (VGA1000) and it connects at 230kbs.

    --
    John Richards


    Chris Pisarra wrote:
    > I'd love to use the phone as a modem when I travel.
    >
    > I have the cable.
    >
    > I set up a DUN whatsit to dial #777 and log in.
    >
    > And all I get is "there is no dial tone"
    >
    > Samsung A500, Toshiba laptop, Windows ME
    >
    > Anybody know what I'm doing wrong?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Chris






  7. #7
    picnic
    Guest

    Re: So close, so far away

    You can also check the connection with hyperterminal (assuming
    windows) by guessing the com port - it should be com3 or com4 or
    similar. Then, in hyperterminal, you should see echos of what you
    type. Then, type in ATDT #777 <enter> and you should see the PPP
    dialup protocol trying to talk to you.

    "John Richards" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > To make this work, all you need is three things:
    > 1) a $20 data cable from Radio Shack
    > 2) USB driver from www.futuredial.com (no need to buy their software)
    > 3) DUN connectoid on your laptop that will dial #777
    >
    > I just set this up on my Samsung A620 (VGA1000) and it connects at 230kbs.
    >
    > --
    > John Richards
    >
    >
    > Chris Pisarra wrote:
    > > I'd love to use the phone as a modem when I travel.
    > >
    > > I have the cable.
    > >
    > > I set up a DUN whatsit to dial #777 and log in.
    > >
    > > And all I get is "there is no dial tone"
    > >
    > > Samsung A500, Toshiba laptop, Windows ME
    > >
    > > Anybody know what I'm doing wrong?
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > >
    > > Chris




  8. #8
    picnic
    Guest

    Re: So close, so far away

    My problem is exactly opposite - no problem to get the USB-CDMA modem
    part working - this is the portion using the RED connector on the
    snapdial cable.

    BUT... using the GREEN portion of the cable, I tried snapsync with no
    luck.

    So I fired up PORTMON (www.sysinternals.com) and noticed that snapsync
    tries to send the "AT" command to all serial ports at various baud
    rates. Only problem is, my A500 never answers back!

    If you have snapsync working on your A500, let us know what the secret
    is.



    "Chris Pisarra" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > I'd love to use the phone as a modem when I travel.
    >
    > I have the cable.
    >
    > I set up a DUN whatsit to dial #777 and log in.
    >
    > And all I get is "there is no dial tone"
    >
    > Samsung A500, Toshiba laptop, Windows ME
    >
    > Anybody know what I'm doing wrong?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Chris




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