How to use a Motorola Razr V3 as a Bluetooth GPRS modem with your PocketPC – placed here in the hope that someone will google for it and find it useful.
- Pair the PocketPC and the phone; if you’re using a Windows Mobile 2003, the procedure is this:
- Enable Bluetooth on the phone and PDA, then go into the Bluetooth Manager and under the New menu, select Connect to Internet via Phone.
- Set the phone to Find Me mode (in the Settings/Connections/Bluetooth Link menu)
- Tap through until the PDA searches for the phone; select it, and follow the instructions to pair with it.
- On the PDA, go to Start/Settings/Connections tab/Connections. Add a new modem connection. Select the Bluetooth Dialup Modem; when it prompts you for the number to dial, enter *99#. Enter the username and password as prompted (for Telstra, leave everything blank). Tap Advanced… Sacrificing a chicken at this point is optional.
- Set the baud rate to 115200 (this will let you max out the GPRS connection).
- Here’s the wrinkle. First, you need to find your provider’s GPRS APN (Access Point Name) – try this link for a list.
Now, in the “extra dial-string modem commands” box, or wherever you need to put extra modem commands, type the following magic word:
And replace [APN] with your provider’s APN. So, for example, in my Razr:
You need to make sure you include everything – the plus-sign, the quote-marks, and the upper- and lower-case.
Now, just hit “connect”, wait ten seconds, and you should have Bluetoothy goodness on tap.
This has been another JRE Handy Hint.