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  1. #1
    007
    Guest
    Hi,

    I have just bought the MA620 IR cable for my Nokia 6100 and was really
    looking forward to downloading stuff to my phone for free. Problem is it's
    driving me nuts!!! I have tried using the software that came with the cable,
    Nokia PC suite and MobiMB but it just seems to establish a connection every
    once in a while and I'm beginning to wish I hadn't bothered. Is this a
    common problem with this cable? Can anybody recommend a piece of software
    that may be more reliable? Or should I just give up and fork out more cash
    for a non infra red cable? Aarrgghhhhhhh!
    Hope someone can help.
    Kindest Regards,
    Vicky.





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  2. #2
    Richard Colton
    Guest

    Re: MA620IR

    "007" <[email protected]re.com> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi,
    >
    > I have just bought the MA620 IR cable for my Nokia 6100 and was really
    > looking forward to downloading stuff to my phone for free. Problem is it's
    > driving me nuts!!! I have tried using the software that came with the

    cable,
    > Nokia PC suite and MobiMB but it just seems to establish a connection

    every
    > once in a while and I'm beginning to wish I hadn't bothered. Is this a
    > common problem with this cable? Can anybody recommend a piece of software
    > that may be more reliable? Or should I just give up and fork out more cash
    > for a non infra red cable? Aarrgghhhhhhh!
    > Hope someone can help.
    > Kindest Regards,
    > Vicky.


    First things first:-

    Did you install the drivers before plugging the MA-620 in?

    How close to the dongle are you placing the phone?

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  3. #3
    007
    Guest

    Re: MA620IR

    Richard,
    Thanks for the reply,
    Yes I installed the drivers on the disc first. I then re-started the
    computer and then installed the handset manager software. For a while it
    seemed to be working fine, but trying to use it yesterday it was driving me
    mad.It just kept on saying that the MA-620 was not found. I even installed
    it on the kids PC (which has a similar spec to mine and is up to the task)
    but no joy. I checked to see if the website has an updated driver and it
    doesn't. I downloaded it in any case, uninstalled, re-installed the new
    driver just to see if that made any difference but it didn't. I installed
    the correct version of the handset manager for my phone which is the 6100 so
    I'm happy I got that right at least.
    I've tried using three other pieces of software being Nokia PC suite 5.1,
    MobiMB and Logomanager, none of them work. They all say no connection.
    The only thing which I've discovered was from the Logomanager help file
    whcih said this and I quote

    "Earlier phones (specifically the phones in the 6100 range) include IR ports
    which are not compliant with the IrDA standards, and although the phone is
    identified in the Control Panel, connecting using this method is not
    possible. To solve this problem for most users, LogoManager includes
    DirectIR support, whereby the IrDA communications drivers are bypassed and
    communication takes place directly with the phone. To enable DirectIR, you
    must remove or disable the Windows IrDA drivers so that the physical IR port
    can be accessed as a COM port."

    I am using WinXP Pro with sp1a and all my drivers are up to date etc.
    Any help you can give is greatly appreciated as I am about to give up on
    this and buy a non IR cable.
    Many Thanks,
    Vicky.





  4. #4
    007
    Guest

    Re: MA620IR

    Sorry, I've had the phone right next to the dongle and everywhere between
    1-6 inches away, nothing makes any difference.
    "007" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Richard,
    > Thanks for the reply,
    > Yes I installed the drivers on the disc first. I then re-started the
    > computer and then installed the handset manager software. For a while it
    > seemed to be working fine, but trying to use it yesterday it was driving

    me
    > mad.It just kept on saying that the MA-620 was not found. I even installed
    > it on the kids PC (which has a similar spec to mine and is up to the task)
    > but no joy. I checked to see if the website has an updated driver and it
    > doesn't. I downloaded it in any case, uninstalled, re-installed the new
    > driver just to see if that made any difference but it didn't. I installed
    > the correct version of the handset manager for my phone which is the 6100

    so
    > I'm happy I got that right at least.
    > I've tried using three other pieces of software being Nokia PC suite 5.1,
    > MobiMB and Logomanager, none of them work. They all say no connection.
    > The only thing which I've discovered was from the Logomanager help file
    > whcih said this and I quote
    >
    > "Earlier phones (specifically the phones in the 6100 range) include IR

    ports
    > which are not compliant with the IrDA standards, and although the phone is
    > identified in the Control Panel, connecting using this method is not
    > possible. To solve this problem for most users, LogoManager includes
    > DirectIR support, whereby the IrDA communications drivers are bypassed and
    > communication takes place directly with the phone. To enable DirectIR, you
    > must remove or disable the Windows IrDA drivers so that the physical IR

    port
    > can be accessed as a COM port."
    >
    > I am using WinXP Pro with sp1a and all my drivers are up to date etc.
    > Any help you can give is greatly appreciated as I am about to give up on
    > this and buy a non IR cable.
    > Many Thanks,
    > Vicky.
    >
    >






  5. #5
    007
    Guest

    Re: MA620IR

    In fact, I think this looks a good buy. It appears to be compatible with my
    phone and shouldn't have any of the frustrating IR issues I've experienced.
    It charges the phone also...and it's cheaper than the dku-5
    http://www.scancom.co.uk/customer/pr...cat=265&page=1

    Any thoughts?





  6. #6
    007
    Guest

    Re: MA620IR

    Anyone thinking of buying the MA-620 infa red adaptor with the Noia 6100 and
    using WinXP THINK AGAIN. I have done more research on the web today and
    there are countless people who have had problems the same as me. I have
    bought many things for my computer over the years. This is the worst :-(
    "007" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In fact, I think this looks a good buy. It appears to be compatible with

    my
    > phone and shouldn't have any of the frustrating IR issues I've

    experienced.
    > It charges the phone also...and it's cheaper than the dku-5
    >

    http://www.scancom.co.uk/customer/pr...cat=265&page=1
    >
    > Any thoughts?
    >
    >






  7. #7
    Richard Colton
    Guest

    Re: MA620IR


    "007" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Richard,
    > Thanks for the reply,
    > Yes I installed the drivers on the disc first. I then re-started the
    > computer and then installed the handset manager software. For a while it
    > seemed to be working fine, but trying to use it yesterday it was driving

    me
    > mad.It just kept on saying that the MA-620 was not found.


    That would indicate either a change in the computers configuration, corrupt
    drivers or an actual hardware fault.

    > I even installed
    > it on the kids PC (which has a similar spec to mine and is up to the task)
    > but no joy.


    Assuming that the MA-620 has never been installed on the second computer,
    I'd be leaning towards an actual hardware fault with the dongle.

    > I checked to see if the website has an updated driver and it
    > doesn't. I downloaded it in any case, uninstalled, re-installed the new
    > driver just to see if that made any difference but it didn't. I installed
    > the correct version of the handset manager for my phone which is the 6100

    so
    > I'm happy I got that right at least.
    > I've tried using three other pieces of software being Nokia PC suite 5.1,
    > MobiMB and Logomanager, none of them work. They all say no connection.
    > The only thing which I've discovered was from the Logomanager help file
    > whcih said this and I quote
    >
    > "Earlier phones (specifically the phones in the 6100 range)


    That comment is referring to the old 6110 & 6150, and not your 6100.

    > include IR ports
    > which are not compliant with the IrDA standards, and although the phone is
    > identified in the Control Panel, connecting using this method is not
    > possible. To solve this problem for most users, LogoManager includes
    > DirectIR support, whereby the IrDA communications drivers are bypassed and
    > communication takes place directly with the phone. To enable DirectIR, you
    > must remove or disable the Windows IrDA drivers so that the physical IR

    port
    > can be accessed as a COM port."
    >
    > I am using WinXP Pro with sp1a and all my drivers are up to date etc.
    > Any help you can give is greatly appreciated as I am about to give up on
    > this and buy a non IR cable.


    As you've already tried the dongle on another machine, I'd guess that the
    dongle itself is at fault. Generally the MA-620 is 100% reliable, and the
    drivers seem stable under XP. Some of the critical updates issued by M$
    have been known to cause strange problems, but I'm using an MA-620 here with
    a fully patched machine with no hassles. The only thing I can suggest is
    try to get it swapped out if under warranty, or replace it if it's not. I
    personally wouldn't go the cable route (especially third party) - it's less
    flexible, and if you go for a non-Nokia cable, a damned sight less reliable
    as well. I note from another of your posts that you're considering the
    cable from Scan. This is another Mobile Action product, and incompatible
    with PC-Suite. As always though, the choice is yours.

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