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									           GPRS - Connecting a Laptop or Mobile
This page was created to help users that are trying to connect
their Windows laptop or Pocket PC to the Internet using GPRS.

If this isn't what you're looking for, the following pages may be of help:

Setting up GPRS on a Smartphone

Setting up GPRS on a Windows Mobile device

UK Network Settings for GPRS, WAP and MMS

Email on a Pocket PC

GPRS on a laptop
Below is some information on how to configure your laptop for use with a GPRS-
enabled mobile phone, for Internet access:

      On the PC, go to the Networking section of the Control Panel (Start > Settings
       > Control panel > Network)
      Select "Make new connection" (this should start a setup wizard)
      Choose "Dial up to Internet"
      Choose the "connect via a modem" option
      Enter the telephone number to dial as *99# (No area code, and turn off
       dialing rules)
      Select the username and password for your Network Operator (GPRS settings
      When complete, go to Control panel > networks, and right-click on the icon
       for your GPRS connection. To need to set the following: Connect Using -
       select your modem (infrared / USB / Bluetooth)
You need change one other thing - to do with your modem settings. Do this as

      Go to Start > Settings > Control panel > Modems
      On the Modems tab, select your modem, and press Properties
      On the Advanced tab, you need to enter string in "Extra initialization
       commands". This initialisation string will need to be entered as:
       +CGDCONT =1,"IP","apn.address" - you should substitute apn.address with
       the name of the GPRS APN that you wish to connect to. For o2 Internet
       access, this is and for Vodafone, this is internet. See the
       table on our GPRS page for the UK settings. Also, note the space before the

To set whether you dial using the modem over GPRS, or a different connection,
check the settings in Internet Explorer > Tools > Internet Options > Connections.

To make the connection, you'll need to have your mobile phone switched on, set-up
for Internet access, and set to operate as a modem (IR/USB/Bluetooth). See our
Connect page for help on setting up a mobile for GPRS, and our GPRS page for help
with UK settings.
                                  Worth considering!

                Get a USB modem for your laptop - This plugs into your laptop's
                 USB socket and offers fast data access (up to 1.8Mbps). These
                provide you with high-speed Internet access. There are two we

             T-Mobile Mobile Broadband with their £15 a month package (3GB
                                  monthly download limit)
              3 Broadband to Go, with prices starting from £10 a month on
                   contract. A pay-as-you-go option is also available from


GPRS on a Windows Mobile Pocket PC
Below is some information on how to configure your Windows Mobile Pocket PC for
use with a GPRS-enabled mobile phone, for Internet access.

This section makes the following assumptions:

       You have a GPRS-enabled mobile phone with an Internet-enabled SIM card
       You can establish a connection between your phone and PDA (by Bluetooth,
        cable or Infrared)
       You are using a Windows Mobile 2003 Pocket PC machine

If you're struggling with any of the above, try our Windows Mobile Connectivity page

To set up a Pocket PC for Internet access over GPRS, on the Pocket PC, do
the following:

    1. Go to Start > Settings, go to the 'Connections' tab, and select 'Connections'
    2. Under "My ISP", select "Add a new modem connection"
    3. Enter the name of your network operator, e.g. "Orange" and select the
       modem connection you want to use ("Generic IrDA" or Bluetooth), then press
4. In the phone number field, enter *99# , and then press 'Next'
5. Enter the username and password required to access the Internet Access
   Point (APN) you're trying to connect to (check the APN listings on our GPRS
   page) .

6. Before pressing Finish - You need to press on the 'Advanced' button to
   change some settings - untick "Wait for dial tone", and add the following
   string to the extra dial-string commands:
   +CGDCONT =1,"IP","apn.address" - you should substitute apn.address with
   the name of the GPRS APN that you wish to connect to. For o2, this is and for Vodafone, this is internet. See the table on our
   GPRS page for the UK settings. Also, note the space before the =1. Press 'OK'
   to close the Advanced screen, then press Finish.
  7. Close the 'Connections' dialog with the 'OK' button

 If you're having any problems, try our Connectivity Help page


 Windows       It seems that in Windows Mobile 6, the "Extra dial-string modem
 Mobile 6       commands" box has been removed, making it difficult to add a
  issue                modem string to send to a GPRS mobile phone.

               Thanks to site visitor Dave R for suggesting the following work-
              around. Note that this involves editing the registry on your device,
                               and you do so at your own risk!

                   1. Install a Registry Editor. If you're a PC user, you can use
                    CeRegEditor on a PC to change the registry on a connected
                                      Windows Mobile 6 device
                            2. Edit the following part of the registry:
                3. Add a new string to that part of the registry using Edit > News
                                             > Stringvalue
                4. Carefully enter the string you want to send to your mobile, as
                             per the screenshot below, e.g: AT+CGDCONT
                 5. Press OK to close the dialog, then click on the green star in
                   the menu to save the setting and reset your Windows Mobile.

             Update: We heard from a site visitor with the following. Doesn't
             match our experience, but may help you. "the new string needs to
                  have < cr> at the end of it to work"

Access internet in PC using GPRS enabled mobile phones


Recently I happened to go through some forums and found queries related to how to
access internet facility in PCs using mobile phones (GPRS). I have been successfully
using GPRS service of AIRTEL (Bharti Cellular Ltd., Mumbai) to connect my PC to
internet via my mobile (Nokia 6610i). Hence I thought of giving my ideas as a blog. In
this article I am mainly concentrating on helping people to access GPRS using Nokia
models that use data cables for PC to mobile connectivity and using Windows98/NT/XP.

1. First thing you have to do is activating internet connection in your mobile. The
procedure varies with the mobile operator. The current procedure for Airtel and Hutch are
as follows.

Airtel: Send 'GPRSACT' as SMS to 511(12 Rs per day). After getting confirmation, SMS
'MO' to 501. Airtel will send the GPRS settings for your mobile. After saving the settings
restart the phone and open services/wap/web/internet menu from where you can access
internet using your mobile.

Hutch: Send SMS 'act hw' to 997 and follow instructions. After conformation send
'WWW' as SMS to 111. For information visit

BSNL: You can see the procedure for BSNL here

send to 131 {internet nokia mobile model}

2. In order to connect your mobile phone to your PC or laptop, you need to buy a data
cable for your mobile. You will get an installation CD along with the datacable.

3. Next step is connecting internet to your PC.

To see how to connect using Samsung models refer http://support.t-
In this section I will explain how to connect using Nokia models that use data cables for
PC to mobile connectivity.
First of all install the Connectivity Cable driver. Installation of cable driver will initiate
automatically on inserting the CD. Continue with the installation procedure.

After installing the cable driver, right click and open the contents of the data cable
installation CD. Double click and run the file 'PC Suite'.

After installing PC Suite, run 'PC Suite' from the start menu or desktop icon.

Select 'manage connections'

Select 'Serial cable'

Click 'configure'.

Select 'Prolific USB to Serial Bridge'

Remember the number of this port, say com3(this will be required for installing modem)

Go to control panel and open 'Phone and Modem options'

Select the tab, modems.

Click on add.

Select the check box 'don't detect my modem, I will select from a list' and
click next.

In the window that opens select 'Nokia'

In the menu on the right side select the model of your phone.

Click next.

In the next window it will ask 'In which port do you want to install the modem?'

Select the same communication port that you specified for 'serial cable', say com 3.

A warning message will appear asking if you want to proceed.

Select 'continue anyway'.

Now you have completed installation of drivers for GPRS.

You can setup an internet account (discussed below) and start connecting to internet.
Note: In some computers you can start surfing the net immediately after setting up a
connection and clicking on the dial button. But in some other cases computer needs to be
restarted before starting to browse internet. Make sure you remove the data cable from
the system while restarting. Connect the data cable to the system only after loading of all
the items in the 'notification tray' is complete (not only the first time, the cable should be
removed always while restarting)

Some error messages
'Subscribe to GPRS first': When you try to access GPRS while your account is still not
'Check homepage address': When you have not activated the settings for your phone.
'GPRS not available': You may get this error message when you are out of coverage area.
Some times this message may appear even if there is coverage, but due to poor quality of
input data (you could be inside the coverage area, but still be not able to access GPRS).
Another occasion when this error message occurs is when you recharge mobile after the
expiry of the validity period. In this case you have to remove and reinsert the SIM to
access GPRS.

Data Cables for Nokia Models

Various models of connectivity cables and their supported phone models are given
below. You have to identify which of these connectivity cables support your phone
model. Before buying also check if your computer has a USB port. If your computer don't
have a USB port, then you can buy serial cable. Both USB as well as serial versions are
available for these models.

Supported models for DKU-2: Nokia E60, Nokia E61, Nokia E70, Nokia N70, Nokia
N71, Nokia N72, Nokia N73, Nokia N80, Nokia N90, Nokia N91, Nokia N92, Nokia
N93, Nokia 3155i, Nokia 3230, Nokia 3250, Nokia 3300, Nokia 6111, Nokia 6125,
Nokia 6126, Nokia 6131, Nokia 6136, Nokia 6155, Nokia 6155i, Nokia 6170, Nokia
6230, Nokia 6230i, Nokia 6233, Nokia 6235, Nokia 6235i , Nokia 6236, Nokia 6236i,
Nokia 6255, Nokia 6255i, Nokia 6256, Nokia 6256i, Nokia 6260, Nokia 6265i , Nokia
6270, Nokia 6280, Nokia 6282, Nokia 6620, Nokia 6630, Nokia 6650, Nokia 6670,
Nokia 6680, Nokia 6681, Nokia 6682, Nokia 7270, Nokia 7370, Nokia 7600, Nokia
7610, Nokia 7710, Nokia 9300, Nokia 9300i, Nokia 9500

Supported models for DKU-5
Nokia 2112, Nokia 2270, Nokia 2272, Nokia 2280, Nokia 2285(CDMA), Nokia 3100,
Nokia 3105, Nokia 3125, Nokia 3200, Nokia 3205, Nokia 3220, Nokia 3585(CDMA),
Nokia 3585i, Nokia 3586, Nokia 3586i, Nokia 3587, Nokia 3587i, Nokia 3588, Nokia
3588i, Nokia 3589i, Nokia 5100, Nokia 5140, Nokia 6011i, Nokia 6012, Nokia 6015,
Nokia 6015i, Nokia 6016i, Nokia 6019i, Nokia 6100, Nokia 6200, Nokia 6220, Nokia
6225, Nokia 6560, Nokia 6585, Nokia 6585i, Nokia 6610, Nokia 6610i, Nokia 6800,
Nokia 6820, Nokia 7200, Nokia 7210, Nokia 7250, Nokia 7250i, Nokia 7260

Supported models for Nokia Connectivity Cable CA-42
Nokia 7360, Nokia 7260, Nokia 7250i, Nokia 7250, Nokia 7210, Nokia 7200, Nokia
6822, Nokia 6820, Nokia 6800, Nokia 6610i, Nokia 6610, Nokia 6585, Nokia 6225,
Nokia 6220, Nokia 6200, Nokia 6103, Nokia 6102i, Nokia 6102, 6101, Nokia 6100,
Nokia 6070, Nokia 6080, Nokia 6021, Nokia 6020, Nokia 6019i, Nokia 6016i, Nokia
6015i, Nokia 6015, Nokia 6012, Nokia 5140i, Nokia 5140, Nokia 5100, Nokia 3589i,
Nokia 3588i, Nokia 3587i, Nokia 3586i, Nokia 3586, Nokia 3585i, Nokia 3585, Nokia
3570, Nokia 3220, Nokia 3205, Nokia 3200, Nokia 3125, Nokia 3120, Nokia 3105,
Nokia 3100, Nokia 2285, Nokia 2270, Nokia 2128i, Nokia 2126i, Nokia 2125i, Nokia
2125, Nokia 2118, Nokia 2116i, Nokia 2116, Nokia 2115i, Nokia 2112

Supported models for Nokia Charging Connectivity Cable CA-70
Nokia N90, Nokia N93, Nokia N80, Nokia N73, Nokia N72, Nokia N71, Nokia N70,
Nokia E70, Nokia E61, Nokia E60, Nokia E50, Nokia 9500, Nokia 9300i, Nokia 9300,
Nokia 7710, Nokia 7270, Nokia 6681, Nokia 6680, Nokia 6670, Nokia 6630, Nokia
6280, Nokia 6270, Nokia 6260, Nokia 6230i, Nokia 6230, Nokia 6170, Nokia 6131,
Nokia 6111, Nokia 5500 sport, Nokia 3300, Nokia 3250, Nokia 3230

How to setup an internet account

Open control panel and run 'new connection wizard'
Click next
Select connect to the internet
Select set up my connection manually
Connect using dial up modem
Select the model of your phone
Type any name
Enter the phone number as *99#
Don't provide any user name and password
Click next

Internet over GPRS on BSNL South India
Prepaid Connection and Nokia 3650 Phone
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[edit] Connecting to the Internet using BSNL Prepaid
BSNL has come out with the option of GPRS over the prepaid connection. But
difficulties were faced by many to connect to the Internet. Even the settings that were
downloaded from BSNL site failed the phone to connect to the Internet. The following is
the actual working settings on a Nokia3650 phone so that it would connect through

Steps to be followed to browse Internet over GPRS using a BSNL South India Prepaid

           Message “GPRSPRE” (SMS) <without quotes> to 53733.
           After sometime (may take up to 48 hrs) a message would be received saying that
            GPRS has been activated for the phone.
           Press the menu button of your phone; go to Tools -> Settings -> Connection ->
            Access Points.
           Click on Options. Select New Access Point -> Use Default Settings
           Give the following values:

  -       Connection Name                      ->   BSNL GPRS
  -       Data Bearer                          ->   GPRS
  -       Access Point Name                    ->   bsnlsouth
  -       User Name                            ->   BLANK
  -       Prompt Password                      ->   No
  -       Password                             ->   Blank
  -       Authentication                       ->   Normal
  -       Gateway IP Address                   ->
  -       Homepage                             ->
  -       Connection Security                  ->   Off
  -       Session Mode                         ->   Permanent

           Press Back. A new access point is created now.
           Now using the default browser that came with the phone or with the custom
            browser installed later Internet could be accessed over the GPRS.
           If the default browser is used, open it and click on Options, go to settings and
            select the default access point as BSNL GPRS. Modify the remaining options if
           Now this browser can be used to browse the Internet.

Using a phone with in built modem one can browse the Internet using their
The following steps should be followed to use a computer and connect to the Internet
using the BSNL GPRS connection on the phone. The following settings are for a
Windows XP computer.

      Connect the bluetooth dongle to a USB port of the computer and install any
       drivers if required.
      Pair your phone and the PC over bluetooth. (For exact details of how to pair the
       PC and your phone, please refer to the user manual that came with the PC and the
      Once pairing is over the computer would recognize the phone as a modem over
       bluetooth connection also and will start the services required for it over a
       particular COM port.
      Now Open System Properties (Win Key + Pause/Break is the easiest way to do
       this). Click on Hardware tab and then on Device Manager button.
      This will open a window where all the hardware on your PC is listed. Click the
       „+‟ to expand the Modems and select the “Standard Modem over Bluetooth link
      Double click on it. The Properties window for this modem willopen. Click on
       Advanced tab. In the Extra Initialization Commands textbox fill –
       “AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","bsnlsouth"” <without quotes>.Without this string
       the computer will not connect to the Internet, but it will throw a PPP Link error.
       Please note that the “bsnlsouth” mentioned above is the access point name in your
       GPRS connection settings of your phone. (or
      Click OK, close the Device Manager. * Go to Control Panel -> Network
       Connections. Click File -> New Connection. In the New Connection Wizard that
       comes up, follow these steps:

  - Click Next
  - Select Connect to the Internet and click Next.
  - Select Set up my connection manually and click Next.
  - Select Connect using a dial-up modem and click Next.
  - Enter “BSNL GPRS” in the ISP Name text box and click Next.
  - Enter “*99#” in the Phone Number text box and click Next.
  - Chose the connection availability as per your discretion and click
  - Leave User name and password blank. Uncheck the check boxes if
needed and click Next.
  - Tick the check box to have a short cut on your desktop and click

      Switch on the bluetooth radio of the phone.
      Now double click on this connection‟s icon and click on dial. It will dial and
       connect the computer to the internet!!!

These procedures and settings help the BSNL subscriber to connect to the Internet over
GPRS using a BSNL South India prepaid account. The above procedure works equally
well for Post paid subscribers and for connection to PC/ laptop with USB cable.Specially
useful for heavy users who have subscribed to BSNL post paid unlimited GPRS usage.
I used the same settings on a Sony Ericsson Z550i and it gets connected without much

Also works with Samsung E-840 using the access point ''.

[edit] External links
      How to access internet in PC with Airtel and Hutch Services

Another easier way of setting up your mobile for BSNL GPRS connection is given

1. Goto the link

2. Click on the Automatic GPRS/WAP/MMS Mobile Handset configuration

3. Enter your phone number

4. You will get a sms on the mobile with a password

5. Now enter the system message on the web

6. Select the phone and model

Settings will be made automatically done on your mobile.

this works fine with GPRS south

This works with BSNL New Anant Plan in Kerala Sount with Nokia N70

Internet over GPRS on BSNL South India Prepaid Connection and Nokia 3650 Phone

Internet Connection using AirTel GPRS
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                         These day, after completing my graduation from MANIT Bhopal,
I am in Muzaffarpur my home town. Internet Connection in this small town is a big thing.
Thanks to GPRS of AirTel and my Motorola cellphone, I have internet connection.
Internet connection using AirTel GPRS is almost free, just you have to pay 250 per
month in the form of talktime. There is unlimited internet access and unlimited download
in this plan. So you don‟t have to worry about your time limits while accessing the
internet. The installation is very simple, just you have to follow 4-5 steps.
I am giving the process of installation of internet using AirTel GPRS.

Requirements :: A pc or labtop, a cell-phone with GPRS facility, a data cable to connect
the cell-phone to labtop or pc if your cell-phone has bluetooth or infra-red facility then
you don‟t need datacable.

      First of all you have to call customer care (121) to activate your GPRS. It may
       take 2 or 3 days.
      After your connection is activated they send you some settings as per as your
       mobile phone, you have to enable those settings.
      Now install the driver of the data cable and connect your cell-phone to the pc or
      Just in the driver software you will get the internet settings options, enable those
       options and double click to start. you will have Connecting Device : Your
       mobile‟s modem ISP Name : Airtel (or anything you like)Phone Number :
       *99***2# Username and Password : blank
      Connect to the dial-up account. You will be connected at 115.2 kbps (However it
       never happens).

Now you can access internet connection in your pc or laptop for a minimal amount.
However the biggest problem with this connection is its slow speed. But this generally
happens with any wireless connection. Also, the connectivity depends upon the AirTel
Signals in your area.

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