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  1. #1
    Kalico
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    Has anyone had an problems when setting up a Nokia E61 for WLAN?

    I've tried everything, but no joy. The phone sees the network and I
    can input all the details, security etc, but then does not connect to
    the WLAN.

    The manual says I need to start the web to get it to connect, but this
    is a T-Mobile phone and the only application is labelled 'Web & Walk'
    and seems to just connect straight through using 3G or GPRS (not sure
    which it is using).

    So, first, and tips for connecting using WLAN and second, is this
    phone somehow locked to using T-M's gateway to the net, so I'll never
    be able to browse/download etc using out WLAN and home broadband?

    Thanks for any help.
    Rob




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  2. #2
    Dave
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    Re: Help needed - Nokia E61 and wireless LAN setup

    "Kalico" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Has anyone had an problems when setting up a Nokia E61 for WLAN?
    >
    > I've tried everything, but no joy. The phone sees the network and I
    > can input all the details, security etc, but then does not connect to
    > the WLAN.


    I had this problem with my N80 and discovered the best way to make it work
    is to remove all security on the wireless router, get phone connected, put
    security back on and edit the details to include the WEP key or whatever
    you're using, it worked fine after that.

    > The manual says I need to start the web to get it to connect, but this
    > is a T-Mobile phone and the only application is labelled 'Web & Walk'
    > and seems to just connect straight through using 3G or GPRS (not sure
    > which it is using).


    I haven't got the E61 but being Nokia I suspect it's similar. Go to the
    'Services' icon in main menu (this could be the web n walk icon, I don't
    have T-Mobile) and select it. If it attempts to connect cancel it then
    select 'Options' / 'Settings' / 'Access point' and select 'Always ask.
    You'll then be asked each time you attempt to surf the web what connection
    you would like to use.





  3. #3
    Kalico
    Guest

    Re: Help needed - Nokia E61 and wireless LAN setup

    On Wed, 27 Sep 2006 17:43:54 +0100, "Dave"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"Kalico" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> Has anyone had an problems when setting up a Nokia E61 for WLAN?
    >>
    >> I've tried everything, but no joy. The phone sees the network and I
    >> can input all the details, security etc, but then does not connect to
    >> the WLAN.

    >
    >I had this problem with my N80 and discovered the best way to make it work
    >is to remove all security on the wireless router, get phone connected, put
    >security back on and edit the details to include the WEP key or whatever
    >you're using, it worked fine after that.
    >
    >> The manual says I need to start the web to get it to connect, but this
    >> is a T-Mobile phone and the only application is labelled 'Web & Walk'
    >> and seems to just connect straight through using 3G or GPRS (not sure
    >> which it is using).

    >
    >I haven't got the E61 but being Nokia I suspect it's similar. Go to the
    >'Services' icon in main menu (this could be the web n walk icon, I don't
    >have T-Mobile) and select it. If it attempts to connect cancel it then
    >select 'Options' / 'Settings' / 'Access point' and select 'Always ask.
    >You'll then be asked each time you attempt to surf the web what connection
    >you would like to use.
    >

    Thanks very much for the advice. I've tried the setup using no
    security, but it will not use the WLAN even then. Whenever I hit the
    'Web n walk' icon, it jumps straight onto T-Mobile's platform using 3G
    or GPRS. Same is true even with the 'Always Ask' setting. It never
    asks, just goes straight to the home page that is set up by T-M.

    I suspect it is the WNW application which is a doctored browser.

    Any other ideas?
    Cheers
    Rob




  4. #4
    Kalico
    Guest

    Re: Help needed - Nokia E61 and wireless LAN setup

    On Wed, 27 Sep 2006 17:43:54 +0100, "Dave"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"Kalico" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> Has anyone had an problems when setting up a Nokia E61 for WLAN?
    >>
    >> I've tried everything, but no joy. The phone sees the network and I
    >> can input all the details, security etc, but then does not connect to
    >> the WLAN.

    >
    >I had this problem with my N80 and discovered the best way to make it work
    >is to remove all security on the wireless router, get phone connected, put
    >security back on and edit the details to include the WEP key or whatever
    >you're using, it worked fine after that.
    >
    >> The manual says I need to start the web to get it to connect, but this
    >> is a T-Mobile phone and the only application is labelled 'Web & Walk'
    >> and seems to just connect straight through using 3G or GPRS (not sure
    >> which it is using).

    >
    >I haven't got the E61 but being Nokia I suspect it's similar. Go to the
    >'Services' icon in main menu (this could be the web n walk icon, I don't
    >have T-Mobile) and select it. If it attempts to connect cancel it then
    >select 'Options' / 'Settings' / 'Access point' and select 'Always ask.
    >You'll then be asked each time you attempt to surf the web what connection
    >you would like to use.
    >

    Well, things have progressed a little. And I'm a bit worried, though
    not sure if I should be.

    When I held the menu key to see what apps were running, there were a
    couple of instances of the WnW and also an instance of T-Zones. God
    only knows how long these have been running for, presumably over 3G
    and costing per MB, yes or no?

    ANyway, closing all the instances then starting the WnW client again,
    it did ask which connection to use and has now picked up my WLAN no
    problem, even prompting me for the WPA-PSK key.

    My question now is this - is there an easy way to have shown what apps
    are running? I don't want the browser client sitting there pumping
    traffic over 3G which might be billed. Not even sure what the tariff
    is. Also, is there an easy way to close all running apps?

    I find it a bit disconcerting that at any one time, there is nothing
    obvious to say if the thing is connected over WLAN or 3G and it seems
    to switch seemlessly whenever there is not a WLAN signal in range.
    Maybe I am missing something.

    Thanks again for all your advice.
    Rob




  5. #5
    Mehdi
    Guest

    Re: Help needed - Nokia E61 and wireless LAN setup

    On Wed, 27 Sep 2006 20:07:10 +0100, Kalico wrote:

    > When I held the menu key to see what apps were running, there were a
    > couple of instances of the WnW and also an instance of T-Zones. God
    > only knows how long these have been running for, presumably over 3G
    > and costing per MB, yes or no?


    If you've got the Web'n Walk option then you don't pay anything to access
    the web (as long at least that you don't exceed 2BG of data transfer per
    month). If you don't have that, 3G data transfer is charged per KB but
    leaving a web browser run in the background won't cost you anything as long
    as it's not downloading anything. So unless it was refreshing the web page
    automtically, it didn't cost you anything while it was in the background
    (assuming that WnW and T-Zones is the name of the web browser).

    > My question now is this - is there an easy way to have shown what apps
    > are running?


    Press and hold the menu key as you did.

    > I don't want the browser client sitting there pumping
    > traffic over 3G which might be billed. Not even sure what the tariff
    > is. Also, is there an easy way to close all running apps?


    No but third party task managers such as BestTaskMan and HandyTaskMan have
    such a feature.

    > I find it a bit disconcerting that at any one time, there is nothing
    > obvious to say if the thing is connected over WLAN or 3G and it seems
    > to switch seemlessly whenever there is not a WLAN signal in range.
    > Maybe I am missing something.


    Yes there is. If you're connected via either GPRS, EDGE or 3G, a small icon
    with 2 arrows one below the other appears at the top left corner of your
    screen, just below the antena icon. If you're connected via wifi, a icon
    appears at the top right corner of your screen (it's got 4 small squares
    forming a bigger square, with a padlock icon beside it if the network is
    secured).



  6. #6
    Kalico
    Guest

    Re: Help needed - Nokia E61 and wireless LAN setup

    On Thu, 28 Sep 2006 10:20:35 +0100, Mehdi <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    [snip]
    >If you've got the Web'n Walk option then you don't pay anything to access
    >the web (as long at least that you don't exceed 2BG of data transfer per
    >month). If you don't have that, 3G data transfer is charged per KB but
    >leaving a web browser run in the background won't cost you anything as long
    >as it's not downloading anything. So unless it was refreshing the web page
    >automtically, it didn't cost you anything while it was in the background
    >(assuming that WnW and T-Zones is the name of the web browser).
    >

    Thanks for explaining that. There is the Web N Walk option on the
    phone, so I assume we are on a tariff with the 2GB limit, which should
    be more than enough. That's the problem when you are given a phone
    from work - not knowing the exact tariff.

    Point taken about the transfer though.

    [snip]
    >
    >> I find it a bit disconcerting that at any one time, there is nothing
    >> obvious to say if the thing is connected over WLAN or 3G and it seems
    >> to switch seemlessly whenever there is not a WLAN signal in range.
    >> Maybe I am missing something.

    >
    >Yes there is. If you're connected via either GPRS, EDGE or 3G, a small icon
    >with 2 arrows one below the other appears at the top left corner of your
    >screen, just below the antena icon. If you're connected via wifi, a icon
    >appears at the top right corner of your screen (it's got 4 small squares
    >forming a bigger square, with a padlock icon beside it if the network is
    >secured).


    My fault I'm afriad. I saw the logo in the top right corner, but not
    in the top left since the screen protector film was still there.
    Doch!

    Thanks again for your advice.
    Rob




  7. #7
    Mehdi
    Guest

    Re: Help needed - Nokia E61 and wireless LAN setup

    On Thu, 28 Sep 2006 12:49:15 +0100, Kalico wrote:

    > Thanks for explaining that. There is the Web N Walk option on the
    > phone, so I assume we are on a tariff with the 2GB limit, which should
    > be more than enough. That's the problem when you are given a phone
    > from work - not knowing the exact tariff.


    If I were you, i'd check with T-Mobile CS about that. It's likely that they
    install their Web'n Walk application on all their phones regardless of
    whether or not you've subscribed to their Web'n Walk plan. If you haven't,
    you'll pay 7.50/MB and have a nasty surprise when you'll get your first
    bill at the end of the month.



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