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  1. #191
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    I was having authentication problems with my Verizon LG VX 5300. I found that these settings helped make my 3G 1X access work.

    Select Properties,
    Select "Options" tab
    Under "Dialing options" check "display progress while connecting",
    "prompt or name and password, certificate, etc.", and "prompt for
    phone number"
    Select Security tab, Select "Advanced" (NOT typical), Under "Data
    encryption" select "Optional Encryption"
    Under "Login Security" select "Allow These Protocols" and check ONLY
    "unencrypted passwords (PAP)"
    Select "Networking" tab
    Ensure that "type of dial up" is set to PPP
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    thanks for the info guys..
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    just looked at my latest Verizon statement, and I was only charged minutes for connecting.

    1/03 1:49P 777-000-0001 Peak PlanAllow,Data Denver CO Data CL 3 -- -- --
    1/03 2:05P 777-000-0001 Peak PlanAllow,Data Lakewood CO Data CL 5 -- -- --
    1/03 2:39P 777-000-0001 Peak PlanAllow,Data Lakewood CO Data CL 1 -- -- --

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    Post using a verizon KRZR to connect a Laptop to the internet

    We have a Motorola KRZR phone (Verizon) with the data plan.

    How do use it as a modem on our laptop We have the cable connected and the phone charges, I can also see it in phones and modems in control panel but it says not functional

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    Awesome, I will have to try this then, anyone know if it works in vista? if not then I have to wait a while to try on "rebuilt' car pc
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUTO View Post
    just looked at my latest Verizon statement, and I was only charged minutes for connecting.

    1/03 1:49P 777-000-0001 Peak PlanAllow,Data Denver CO Data CL 3 -- -- --
    1/03 2:05P 777-000-0001 Peak PlanAllow,Data Lakewood CO Data CL 5 -- -- --
    1/03 2:39P 777-000-0001 Peak PlanAllow,Data Lakewood CO Data CL 1 -- -- --
    Are you still only being charged minutes? I have a LG VX6100 and just got a cable/software disc. I connected to Netzero using a StarTac several years ago (it was very slow) and hope to connect to Verizon using the vzw3g setup.

    Thanks!

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    I'm going to offer some information as someone who used to work in the data department for the cell phone companies......maybe it's already been posted but I'm nice enough to type this out so don't get mad.

    For Verizon, using the #777 connection will only work if you have a profile in the company's LDAP server authentication program. And this doesn't happen until you sign up for their data service......either the blackberry/PDA/aircard service or even just the cheap regular service you can get to use your cell phone as a modem. Now once you get this profile it's never deleted so the following month if you remove the feature from your account, you still have the LDAP profile. The problem is it's disabled so you shouldn't be able to use it. But who knows.
    Now for the QNC, this stands for Quick Net Connect and allows you to use your phone as a modem but charges you based on time as opposed to above which is charged by data. That's why it APPEARS to be free, because you're using your minutes from your bucket. And chances are you have unlimited minutes for nights and weekends. You can either dial #777 with QNC as your parameters or just dial #888 and leave the parameters blank.....either way will do it.

    As for IDEN phones, these work a bit differently and the server software they're using to accept the input strings has a huge bug......it allows you to pass statements to the parser via the String. So if you set your dialout number for your internet connection as s=2 and leave the parameters blank, it'll access the internet and you'll never get a bill. Some people might be thinking....."Ya, sure......did you hear that from a friend of a friend?" Well.....no......I used to work there. I was responsible for testing this, which I did, and it worked. So good luck, hopefully the glitch isn't limited to the one company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maheriano View Post
    I'm going to offer some information as someone who used to work in the data department for the cell phone companies......maybe it's already been posted but I'm nice enough to type this out so don't get mad.

    For Verizon, using the #777 connection will only work if you have a profile in the company's LDAP server authentication program. And this doesn't happen until you sign up for their data service......either the blackberry/PDA/aircard service or even just the cheap regular service you can get to use your cell phone as a modem. Now once you get this profile it's never deleted so the following month if you remove the feature from your account, you still have the LDAP profile. The problem is it's disabled so you shouldn't be able to use it. But who knows.
    Now for the QNC, this stands for Quick Net Connect and allows you to use your phone as a modem but charges you based on time as opposed to above which is charged by data. That's why it APPEARS to be free, because you're using your minutes from your bucket. And chances are you have unlimited minutes for nights and weekends. You can either dial #777 with QNC as your parameters or just dial #888 and leave the parameters blank.....either way will do it.

    As for IDEN phones, these work a bit differently and the server software they're using to accept the input strings has a huge bug......it allows you to pass statements to the parser via the String. So if you set your dialout number for your internet connection as s=2 and leave the parameters blank, it'll access the internet and you'll never get a bill. Some people might be thinking....."Ya, sure......did you hear that from a friend of a friend?" Well.....no......I used to work there. I was responsible for testing this, which I did, and it worked. So good luck, hopefully the glitch isn't limited to the one company.
    Excellent information. It seems I will need to connect QNC. Is connecting QNC better different than just dialing an access number to connect to say, Netzero? Is QNC used to connect to the Verizon network.

    I appreciate your help and hope you will excuse my ignorance.

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    Cool

    Guys,

    A definite newb but thought I'd chime in. I'm at the tail end of my 2 year Verizon contract, and have been connecting the laptop via both USB cable & BlueTooth while on the road, since pretty much the second day.

    My tale: LG VX8100 with DUN capability unblocked on the phone as brought out earlier in the thread. No-name USB cable bought from eBay; works fine with BitPim & charges the phone while connected. Dialup connection on the laptop as stated earlier: "[email protected]" with "vzw" as password (both sans quotes).

    Then, the "Mobile Web" service purchased at $5 per month - no, not for the lame VCast stuff, but to serve as a faux "data" plan. Next, and critically important: phone blocked from defaulting to EVDO; only 1x allowed. Why this? As I understand it, Verizon does track data usage under EVDO, as it is their intended service for data - and if you haven't bought their hugely expensive data plan and still utilize EVDO, they will indeed find you're out there & charge you their hugely expensive per-kb rates.

    They do not, however, appear to worry that much about data usage under 1x, as it primarily supports the phone-centric Mobile Web and its lightweight data footprint. I have never been charged anything but minutes, under my 450 min/$49.95 plan. I'm tethered right now, being away from home, and it being Saturday. Speeds are averaging 115 kbps.

    There are horror stories out there of people being hit with thousand dollar bills after using their phones as modems. But in the cases I've heard of, folks insisted on utilizing EVDO for the high speeds, and/or had been treating it as their primary means of connectivity. Neither of those things is particularly wise, and would quite understandably arouse the wrath of any service provider if discovered. If one is getting something for next to nothing, wisdom dictates one shouldn't flaunt it in the face of those who provide the opening. I use mine only when needed away from home, and only then when I can't access a wireless hot spot. I look at it as a gift. It's fast enough.

    A final thought. Is this really, as they would likely believe, a misuse of their services? Arguable. Although the Mobile Web service may indeed be intended only for their concept of a mobile web - and not ours - they do not appear to have specifically forbidden broader data uses of the 1x network in the contract. It is the fallback network under their official data plans, after all.

    Rather, it seems they have chosen to just block the DUN capabilities of their phones. However, we own the bloody things. If we can unblock what they block on technology we own, it's not illegal - it's just smart.

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    Is this trick no longer able to work? I tried to setup my Krzr for use as a modem. I managed to get a connection but when I open the web browser I'm getting a message that says I'm not authorized to use this device for dial-up networking. Is it because my phone defaults to EVDO, as the previous poster stated? I would love if I could get this to work without paying $50 for their tethering plan when I only want to use it occasionally. Any advice guys?

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