Nowadays phones are such complex, that they need a connection with a higher bandwidth to connect to the PC. This is the part where the USB comes in.Originally Posted by danon
When vendors provide tools, they're (mostly) implementing binary, propriatary protocols, which spare out any known specification. This makes handling such phones not easier
At least, most of them do support a Dial-Up modem emulation, which makes it easy for a existing 3rd part software to control the phone and connect your PC to the internet or a RAS-Server.
Because the 3rd party software mentioned uses COM ports to connect through only (which is meant to be a pure hardware), the Dial-Up modem emulation provides a virtual (software based) COM port.
Upfront to the 3rd patry software it behaves like a real COM port, on the other end it does whatever it needs to.
Therefore, you always have to install a separate piece of software.
In this case, go to your Control Panel and open up the Phone and modem Options and click on the Modems tab. There you'll find all installed "modems" listed.
If there is none listed with the brand of your phone, click on Add... and check the "Don't detect my modem..." checkbox.
Then click Next > and look if you'll find your phones vendor in the Manufacturers list on the left.
If it's there, click it, select a Modem/Phone from the list on the right and click Finish. Then use the assigned port number and try to connect with HyperTerminal as the PhoCo documentation says in chapter 10.
If your vendor is not listed there, call / email you vendor to provide you such driver. Don't try to use something that "sounds like"
Be aware: Not every vendor has such drivers.
If you're in the USA, and you're using a CDMA phone, the modem isn't in the phone, it's in the net (even if you don't understand this - belive me ).
So, this wont work with PhoCo anyway.
If you have a Symbian OS phone, PhoCo might connect but not a access all of the features built in.