Connect Ipaq to Mobile Vikings via LG KP500 and Dialup in Windows Mobile

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I own a simple cellphone GSM, LG Cookie KP500 and an old IPAQ 2790b mobile device. The cellphone connects via EDGE to the mobile network (Mobile Vikings). I want to use the phone’s internet-connection on the IPAQ. This device is using windows SE 2003, windows mobile 5 or WM 6.5 … ( This tutorial will cover windows mobile 5 )

Here is what I did to get it working:

First make sure the internet is configured and working on the cellphone. If you can connect and surf the web on your phone, continue reading. Otherwise go get it working first.

You will need the USERNAME, PASSWORD and APN from your provider. Most providers use general username/passwords that can be found on their support homepage. Mobile Vikings settings can be found here.

First you’ll have to create a Dailup network trough Bluetooth on the windows mobile device.

Go via START to settings, Choose Connections:
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Click (or tap) on the icon “Connections”.
Click (or tap…) on the “Add a new modem connection”.
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Enter a name for your connection and choose Bluetooth from the dropdown menu.
Click NEXT
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Enter *99# as phone number. This will not actually dial that number. It will in stead tell your cellphone to connect using the standard profile. You can use *99***1# too, where 1 is the number of the internet profile. *99***3# will use profile three. When you tested internet successfully on your phone prior to installing the connection on your ipaq, then the standard profile will work: so use *99#
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Enter the username and password. Remember you got them from your provider. Mobile Vikings users can enter web as the username and web as password. Leave the domain field empty.
Now click on ADVANCED.
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On the General tab you may choose the highest baut rate (115200). It actually doesn’t matter what speed you choose, cause this is a virtual COM port. When using BT 1,2+ you’ll get max 1Mb/s, when using BT2.0 or higher the Edge or G3 limitation will be the maximum speed you’ll get. De-select “Wait for dial tone” and enter this line after “Extra dial-string”: +CGDCONT=1,”ip”,”web.be” Mind that web.be is my APN, replace this with your APN if it is different.
Click on Port Settings
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Set Port Setting as displayed above. It may already be configured that way.
No go to TCP/IP
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De-select “Use software compression” and “Use header compression”. If found this to be increasing the internet speed by factor 2. 96kbs vs. 128kps. I’m not sure why this is. You may want to experiment with these settings.
Now click OK
Click FINISH
click ok again and click on the cross to close the Settings window

Now, to make this work, your Phone and IPAQ need to be paired. Use the standard procedure. ( This procedure may be different for your IPAQ version ).
Go to Bluetooth Manager and choose paired devices from the menu on the bottom right. ADD a device (click on the search icon). Select the phone from the list and enter the passkey (on both devices). The devices are now paired.

When you start an internet application ( Opera or another browser ), the IPAQ will automatically connect trough bluetooth. Watch your phone: It might ask you to authorize the connection.

Happy surfing.

BBox2 Sagem Blocked – NAT out failed First packet in connection is not a SYN packet

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Sometimes a Belgacom Modem Sagem 3464 ( BBox 2 ) may block all outgoing traffic on any port except for port 80. You’ll get all sorts of errors from VPN clients, Bittorrent clients, and non port 80 wibsites. Typicaly the errors complain about being unable to connect. Also, the router will block all NAT and Server incomming traffic as well.

In the security log ( firewal -> security log ) you’ll find entries like these:

According to many internet forum posts this can only be solved by rebooting the modem, but there is another, quicker and better solution, especially when you don’t want to reboot the modem.

To quickly resolve this issue without rebooting ( thus without disrupting services like streams, uploads, etc. too long — rebooting takes minutes, while this solution takes less then a second) telnet to the Sagem modem, enter username: admin and password: BGCVDSL2
at the command prompt type:

fw_restart

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Close the telnet session. You’ll now be able to connect to other ports and NAT functionality will be restored.

There is no permanent fix.

cannot connect to filesystem, incd service not running and Stop error 8E

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Symptoms: After booting your PC a message says: “cannot connect to filesystem incd service not running“. Additionally, when you shut windows down, it pops a blue screen with a stop error: STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, … Some PC’s will automatically restart so you cannot shutdown the pc.

Reason: You have installed a older version of Incd, probably part of an older install cd for Ahead Nero.

Solution: Uninstall Incd from your PC. ( You most probably won’t need it. )

solution 1:
– Go to your configuration panel to Software and uninstall Incd. It will be listed.

solution 2:
– Sometimes Incd can’t be fully removed. In this case, use the special Incd clean-up tool. You can download it here: InCD-CleanTool.zip ftp://ftp9.nero.com/attach/InCD-CleanTool.zip Extract it (zip) and run it, point it to your Ahead install directory (program files/ahead) and follow the instructions.

Restart and you should be ok.

Sagem error Only one WAN connection can be enslaved by each bridge : Resolved

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sgmSymptoms: You want to change IP settings, change IP address ( local Ip address, default 192.168.1.1 ) but Sagem router returns a message: “Only one WAN connection can be enslaved by each bridge

Reason: Other VLAN interfaces are enabled and should be disabled when changing the LAN settings.

Solution: You do not need VLAN , so disable the VLAN circuits

– Go to advanced settings
– Choose Network Interfaces
– Click on LAN Bridge
– Click on settings (button)
– Disable the Wan ethoa0 … 12 ( disable everything exept LAN Ethernet en LAN Wireless – first and last ).

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– Now you can change your LAN IP settings.
– Eventually return the state of the disabled interfaces ( only if required )

The Sagem 3464 is a (wireless) VDSL2 broadband internet router. It’s used by Belgacom, EDPNET, and maybe other providers using VDSL2 in Belgium.

Connect to the Sagem via a crossed UTP/STP cable into the Yellow port on the back of the unit (next to the power switch). The default IP is 192.168.1.1 Alternatively connect both router and PC to a hub or switch. ( Mind the unit’s DHCP server is active by default. )