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Thread: Instructions on getting FREE wireless internet from T-Mobile using GPRS

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    I've been using it for quite a while with my Nokia 3650. I use it with Bluetooth, so I don't even need to have the phone connected to the computer! I used to just use the free wap, but I bought the full $19.99/month Internet package so I could use the extra ports for things like remote desktop and streaming audio.

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    Hey guys. Been using free WAP from T-Mobile via my laptop/PPC for nearly a year now. The problem is that you are restricted to a small # of ports (Port 80 being the most visible). Unfortunately, since free WAP is restricted, you will not be able to access secure (https) websties via free wap.

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    There is a workaround for this. Here is a linik to a thread that describes how to setup a secure proxy server which will allow you to bypass the restricted ports available from free wap and will give you access to ALL ports. You will need a computer at home to act as a host computer (it must be left on if you would like to access restricted ports from the client computer).

    Please check out the last posts in the above thread by me (hd54321). I wrote a rough step-by-step for a WinXP setup. In my reply, I refer to another reply in the thread (by evanichka) who did a more comprehensive writeup. Between both writeups, you should be able to set this up in no time.

    Good luck and let me know if you need help.

    -HD

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    What about this? If I have a dial up account already, provided free from school, can I use my sprint phone to connect to that phone number and get internet that way? Will it just use my minutes up or will they charge for data transfer? I don't have the internet package on my Sprint plan.

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    admins - Please Make This A Sticky.

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    still working

    Seems like T-mobile lifted the port restriction, or maybe it's just a mistake, or maybe I just got lucky.

    I have access to all ports now, without doing the extra stuff mentioned above. Wooohoooo!

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    i have sprint and with a usb cable and my laptop i get free unlimited internet on my laptop anywhere there's sprint service. it connects at 230 kbps 230 kbps always. it rocks

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    How?

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    i went to radio shack and spent 45 on a dialer disc they gave me the 25 dollar cable for free i put the disc in the laptop plugged in the cable and within 2 minutes i was on line. you don't use any aol or earthlink or anything. i created a shortcut on my desktop to the modem dialer, (the disc software) i click on that and connect to the internet than i click on the "e" emblem for explorer and i'm on line. (sorry im not to techno worded)

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    then it isnt free hence the reason we are discussing, free.

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    He connects at 230kbps but his throughput is MUCH less. It is free since he doesn't pay a special data plan fee.

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