Modem set up

Some phones have the compatibility to be set up as modems to access the internet. Modem drivers must be installed in your PC to enable you to access internet on your PC, using your phone’s internet connection.  

If your PC does not have the modem driver installed, the internet will not work on your PC although it will work on your phone. Most GPRS compatible phones come with a CD or PC suite. You will need to install successfully to access the internet.

GPRS compatible handset models are:

  • Nokia 6220
  • Nokia 6500 Classic
  • BlackBerry

 

NOKIA 6220
  • To connect your Nokia 6220 as a modem, follow the instructions below.
  • Connect the phone to the PC via the USB cable
  • On the handset, a selection of USB mode is given
  • Select PC Suite
  • Open the Nokia PC Suite on the PC
  • Select Settings

Connecting to the internet
  • Select a modem
  • Select configure the connection manually
  • Enter the Access Point Name internet.digicelpng.com
  • Skip Username and password (They are not required to connect to the internet)
  • Click Finish.
  • Select Connect
  • This will connect you to the internet
Successfully installed, you can now use your phone as a modem to have access to the internet on your PC.
  
NOKIA 6500 Classic

To connect your Nokia 6500 as a modem, follow the instructions below
  1. Connect the phone to the PC via the USB cable
  2. On the handset, a selection of USB mode is given.
  3. Select PC Suite
  4. Open the Nokia PC Suite on the PC
  5. Click CONFIGURE
  6. Confirm that your Nokia 6500 Classic USB Modem is displayed
  7. Click NEXT
  8. Click Configure the connection manually
  9. Click NEXT
  10. Enter APN:  internet.digicelpng.com under Access Point slot
  11. Click on (3) to complete configuration
  12. Click CONNECT to establish a connection
Once a connection is established, go to the browser and access the internet

BLACKBERRY

To set up your BlackBerry as a Tethered Modem: Make sure your BlackBerry is connected by USB cable and your Blackberry Handheld Manager is running (just Launch Blackberry Desktop to run it). This is necessary if you want to use your blackberry as an external modem. You cannot use Blackberry as a modem unless you have Blackberry handheld Manager running in the background.    

To verify that the Modem Driver is functional:
  • Go to the control panel -> Phone & Modem Options
  • In the modems tab, you should see a new standard modem on a new port (such as COM6 or COM11 or COM4).
  • Click properties -> diagnostics-> query modem
  • Your screen will show the following:

ATQ0V1E0-OK

AT+GMM-Blackberry IP modem  

AT+FCLASS=? - Command not supported     

AT#CLS=? - Command not supported     

AT+GCI=? - Command not supported     

AT+GCI=? - Command not supported     

ATI1- Research in Motion/ Blackberry IP modem  

ATI2- Research in Motion/ Blackberry IP modem  

ATI3- Research in Motion/ Blackberry IP modem  

ATI4- Research in Motion/ Blackberry IP modem 

ATI5- Research in Motion/ Blackberry IP modem  

ATI6- Research in Motion/ Blackberry IP modem  

ATI7- Research in Motion/ Blackberry IP modem  

 
Close box or Click Ok
Important Special Configuration Step
Click properties-> Advanced and the following Extra initialization commands with the appropriate carrier - specific APN setting 
+cgdcont=1, “IP”, “internet.digicelpng.com”    
Click Ok      
Digicel PNG APN:
+cgdcont=1, “IP”, “internet.digicelpng.com”

Add a New Internet Connection           
  • Close   the phone and the modem options and the control panel. Create a new connection with Start->connect to--> show all connections-> create a new connection
  • Or Control Panel->Network connections->Create new connection
Quote:

  1. Click NEXT
  2. Select “connect to the internet “ Click NEXT
  3. Select “set up my connection manually” Click NEXT
  4. Select “connect using a dial-up modem” Click NEXT
  5. a) Check only the standard modem (if prompted)
  6. b) Give the connection a name eg: Digicel Connection. 
  7. Click NEXT On the next screen, you use phone number *99#  
    Click NEXT: 
    On the next screen, pick one of the following, depending on your carrier: 
    Username………………… leave blank 
    Password…………………. leave blank
  8. Clear all check boxes (“use…when anyone…”and “make this default…”)
  9. Click NEXT check the box add shortcut to the connection to my desktop
  10. Click FINISH
Disable IP Header Compression
Make sure TCP /IP Properties (Advanced) “Use IP Header Compression” Check box is NOT checked. To verify this, do these steps  
  1. Start Menu->Network Connection->Digicel Connection
  2. Click PROPERTIES
  3. Click Networking Tab
  4. Select “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)”
  5. Click PROPERTIES
  6. Click ADVANCE
  7. Disable “Use IP header compression” checkbox
  8. Click all Ok to close all dialogs