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Using Nokia 3285 for Internet Access

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Vince Staffo, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. Vince Staffo

    Vince Staffo Guest

    I am hoping to use my Nokia 3285 for accessing the Internet
    with my America's Choice Plan.

    Any input on what I need to do this would be appreciated!
    Such as what cable, software/drivers required for Windows XP
    and etc.


    Thank You,

    Vince
     



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  2. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Vince Staffo" <vstaffo@twcny.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:UMuvc.117937$hY.17625@twister.nyroc.rr.com
    > I am hoping to use my Nokia 3285 for accessing the Internet
    > with my America's Choice Plan.
    >
    > Any input on what I need to do this would be appreciated!
    > Such as what cable, software/drivers required for Windows XP
    > and etc.
    >
    >
    > Thank You,
    >
    > Vince


    It's not a current phone from verizon, but it is shown on the nokia website
    at http://www.nokiausa.com/phones/3285
    Accessories at: http://www.nokiausa.com/phones/3285/1,6980,acc:1,00.html
    and there is a data products link at
    http://www.nokiausa.com/phones/3285/1,6980,acc:1|accCategory:70,00.html,
    showing a cable, but when you read the text, that model isn't listed! (text
    is "Data cable allows you to use your nokia model 7160, 6360, 6340i, 6340,
    or 6310 phone as a modem for your PC.")
     
  3. Dan Albrich

    Dan Albrich Guest

    I have that phone and use a cheapo data cable I bought on ebay. When that
    phone was originally sold there was no USB cable, just serial. I have the
    serial cable and it works perfectly. If you require USB, you can buy a USB
    to serial converter.

    In XP, add a "standard 19,200" baud modem (no special drivers required) say
    on COM1. Then create a dial-up connection document to phone number #777,
    username=qnc, password=qnc. This type of data works really well. You can
    also dial your own ISP if you have need to do so, although #777 will connect
    faster.

    Incidentally, that particular phone is one of two brands that can be used
    with the Ositech analog cellular modems which permit slow speed data even
    when roaming. I use the Ositech king of clubs with the 3285 to use data
    when roaming (albeit at 4800-9600 baud). Works fine for my text-only needs.

    -Dan

    PS: I have no first hand experience but for new phones, the 3589i claims to
    be supported. This should give you analog, QNC, and 1X data (the best of all
    worlds).


    "Vince Staffo" <vstaffo@twcny.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:UMuvc.117937$hY.17625@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > I am hoping to use my Nokia 3285 for accessing the Internet
    > with my America's Choice Plan.
    >
    > Any input on what I need to do this would be appreciated!
    > Such as what cable, software/drivers required for Windows XP
    > and etc.
    >
    >
    > Thank You,
    >
    > Vince
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     

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