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    Can anyone tell me how to get on the net using my mobile as a modem?
    I've tried various things I've read but can't connect. My mobile (Ngage) is set up as a modem on the carpc but I cant work out what to use as number/name/password. I'm on o2.

    Thanks... Rob.

  • #2
    Anyone out there?

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    • #3
      bump - looking for help too

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      • #4
        Hey there,

        Are you planning on using GPRS or dialup?? I'm using O2 Payg for 'net access over gprs and dialup depending on what I am using it for.

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        • #5
          I've never had a problem using my mobile for dial up. Just set up a normal ISP eg freeserve annd dial in using your phone as the modem. I might have a go at setting up a GPRS connection though. Don't have the sony drivers on my PC (jus tusing generic bluetooth modem) so i don't know if you can do a normal ISP connectiont hrough GPRS or if you have to connect throught he orange GPRS. Will look into it when i get home.

          EDIT: wanadoo not freeserve!

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          • #6
            What package are you on? everyone knows moby contracts are fiendish... i'd love to do gprs, and i have a nokia 6100 i think (opens phone) yes, it is...
            I'm killing my voda contract 'cause it's silly and i roll over all my free minutes being an antisocial cow and texting everyone.
            My gf is on 02 so i may as well use them.... any thoughts on packages? did you explore it, or just use what you had?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Caitlin
              What package are you on? everyone knows moby contracts are fiendish... i'd love to do gprs, and i have a nokia 6100 i think (opens phone) yes, it is...
              I'm killing my voda contract 'cause it's silly and i roll over all my free minutes being an antisocial cow and texting everyone.
              My gf is on 02 so i may as well use them.... any thoughts on packages? did you explore it, or just use what you had?
              I am on Orange with an O2 400 tarriff (needs updating). My phone bill is normally over 70 and often in 3 figures (thats why it needs updating or i just need to lay off the phone calls). If i get the GPRS set up i will prebuy a couple of meg. Might just change to orange premier so i can upgrade in 9 months and you get the GPRS bundle thrown in. I spend about 5-8 a month checking email every so often and getting cinema info and stuff - so it will mount up if you do any browsing.

              You might find O2 in not as good as Voda but in Manc land you should be ok. My mate lives in Cornwall and hardly gets anythin on O2. But thats Cornwall for you! I'd say go 3G - phones are a bit smaller now (new LG) and the data rates are much better.

              EDIT: PS then you can do the video messaging.....need to get me a kinky g/f and buy her a 3G phone

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              • #8
                The reason I went with O2 PAYG is because I didn't want to get into the realms of a contract just for incar use, the idea is to leave the phone hidden in the car so I don't have to mess about disconnecting cables etc and my main phone connects via BT to Phoco and the 'net phone uses a serial cable.

                I buy a 4MB bundle a month for 4 which pretty much tends to last me as it isn't all that often I use internet access on the move. (Although I am cheating by using the contract APN for GPRS), the only downside is that to continue using the system I have to top up at least 10 every month.

                I'm keeping my eye out for when 3g goes payg or three collapse their walled garden but I doubt that will happen in a hurry!!! Grrrr

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                • #9
                  I use O2 PAYG GPRS, very happy with it

                  why not come along to the UK carpc meet, we use GPRS to supply the network with internet i'm sure someone woudl give you a hand setting up

                  see: http://www.digital-car.co.uk/forum/v...?t=558&start=0
                  www.digital-car.co.uk - The UK CarPC Forum

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                  • #10
                    Yeah if you can get a PAYG with GPRS undle that is the best route and have it hardwired into your car. Then maybe you can also us eit as a security device for tracking the car. That is what i will do with my T68i (got it refurbed by orange on my insurance as it had a few faults just before i upgraded so i have a nice shiny refurb that works ready to go in)

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                    • #11
                      I'm also happier using PAYG GPRS just in case it stays connected for some reason - I'd cry if I got a mobile bill on contract for 100s just because of internet access.

                      If you are at the meet you're welcome to look at how mine is setup although its probably very similar to James'

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by UK_MP3Car
                        I'm also happier using PAYG GPRS just in case it stays connected for some reason - I'd cry if I got a mobile bill on contract for 100s just because of internet access.

                        If you are at the meet you're welcome to look at how mine is setup although its probably very similar to James'

                        GRPS can be left always on. That was the original plan. You only pay per k of data sent or recieved. Obviously if you leave it on there is a good chance it will sned or recieve something which is why most people close all connections when finished browsing wap. But yeah another advantage of PAYG is that it stops huge bills.

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                        • #13
                          Yeah I know its payable per k of data but all it takes is a piece of software to send loads of data for some reason and your bill is sky high ......

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                          • #14
                            what about the actual settings.... how is this achieved??

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by UK_MP3Car
                              Hey there,

                              Are you planning on using GPRS or dialup?? I'm using O2 Payg for 'net access over gprs and dialup depending on what I am using it for.

                              OK I have to ask...how do you get your CarPc to use GPRS?

                              I have already set up my SE P900 to use as a modem over bluetooth...that was easy...

                              Is GPRS faster?

                              Thanks

                              vintageb3
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                              Current: Bluetooth. Trying to get Phonecontrol to work with SE T610.

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