Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Configure Nokia 770 for Bluetooth DUN with Cingular 2125

I have to tell you that getting my Nokia 770 to do Bluetooth DUN with my Cingular 2125 has been totally painful, but with the introduction of a new OS for the Nokia 770, I no longer have to be a Unix geek to make it work; with that said, I wasn't able to find full instructions, so I'll provide them if you find yourself in the same situation.  Please note that these instructions assume that you are trying to do DUN with a MediaNET plan

  • Upgrade your Nokia 770 to the latest operating system:

    • Go to the Nokia 770 Software Download site

    • Download the software to a Windows XP machine and ensure the machine is running .NET 2.0 or greater framework -- you can get .NET 3.0 through Windows Update, just run the update, select "Custom", and select the .NET framework for install (note: currently you cannot update the Nokia 770 with Parallels on a Mac due to USB problems).

    • Run the Nokia Software Update once it has installed and it will likely want to update itself, which takes about 2 minutes.

    • Close the Nokia Software Update.

    • Connect the USB cable to your computer.

    • Turn off your 770 and connect it to the USB cable.

    • Hold down the "Home" key (the one with a house on it) and power up your 770.

    • Once you see the USB symbol in the upper right corner, let go of the Home key.

    • Launch the Nokia Software Update and follow the instructions -- note that the software update will delete everything on the device, so use the backup utility to store everything on your memory card; you can restore all of your data once the install is complete.

  • Once the Nokia is upgraded, you will be presented with some configuration screens -- set the language, date, and time.

  • When you reach the Phone Configuration Wizard, turn the Cingular 2125 Bluetooth on and make sure in the Settings that it is set to "Discoverable".  (I'm going to assume you know how to do this)

  • The 770 will detect your phone and provide you with an authentication key to put into the phone.

  • The 2125 will ask if you want to pair with the 770 -- follow the instructions on the phone: enter the authentication key, name the 770, and add the 770 to the list on the phone so that you don't have to do this again.

  • After the devices have paired, the 770 will run the Service Provider Wizard:

    • Select "United States"

    • Select "Cingular"

  • Note that although you have used the wizard to create a connection, it is not properly configured for DUN with MediaNET.

  • On the 770 we need to change the Connection Settings:

    • Click the icon with the 2 overlapping windows on the left side below the instant messaging icon.

    • Go to "Tools".

    • Go to "Control Panel".

    • Click "Connectivity".

    • Click "Connections".

    • Click "Cingular Internet" (this is the connection created for you by the wizard).

    • Click "Edit".

    • You can change the name at this point if you would like and ensure that the "Packet Data" radio button is checked -- click "Next".

    • Here are the settings for the next page -- please note that settings are case-sensitive:

      • "Access point name": WAP.CINGULAR

      • "Dial-up number": *99#

      • "User name": WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM

      • "Password": CINGULAR1

    • Click "Next".

    • Click "Finish".

  • Click "Done".

  • Click "Cancel".

  • Click the globe icon on the upper right.

  • Select "Cingular Internet" or whatever you called the connection.

  • Presuming that you configured everything correctly, the 770 should take a few seconds and then inform you that you are connected.

  • Test the connection by going to an internet page in the browser.

Note that while Cingular markets their MediaNET plan as "unlimited," there have been reports of Cingular either canceling data plans and/or forcing customers to upgrade to a more expensive data plan based on extraordinary data access rates.

As with all of my configuration posts, your mileage may vary, though I am happy to try and help you if you have any specific questions. 

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