Zaurus GPRS connection through Sony/Ericsson T616

Setting Everything Up

What I started with...

- Bluemonkey Bluetooth card (also branded as Armadillo LSE039/12)

- Sony/Ericsson T616 phone w/Cingular GPRS service

- OpenZaurus 3.3.3 (might work with other versions of OpenZaurus as well)

- Affix (click below to get the ipks...)

affix-modules_1.2.6-2_arm.ipk
affix_1.2.6-2_arm.ipk
blueapplet_1.2.6.1-2_arm.ipk
bluetooth-connector_1.2.6.7-1_arm.ipk
libgthread_1.2-10_arm.ipk
libopenobex_1.0.0.pre5-2_arm.ipk


Software Installation

Copy ipks onto a CF card and installed them using aqpkg, you may need to force deps on a few of them.

Reboot the Z and you should have a little (gray) Bluetooth icon on your task bar.


Editing Files

You need to create/edit 2 files...

/etc/ppp/options

There is an original of this file, so be sure to make a backup.
The new file should look like this:

# File:
# /etc/ppp/options
-detach
noauth
name WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM
defaultroute
nocrtscts
lock
usepeerdns
/dev/bty0
115200
local
noccp
asyncmap a0000
# end of file


/etc/ppp/pap-secrets

Create the file "/etc/ppp/pap-secrets" with one line:

WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM * CINGULAR1

Opening Up the Connection

Connecting the first time

- Enable Bluetooth on your phone.

- Put the card into the CF slot. It should be recognized.

- Click on the Bluetooth applet and click "Turn Bluetooth ON". The applet should turn from gray to blue.

- Click on the Bluetooth applet again and click "Launch Bluetooth Connector".

- Under "Access Point", check off "Use" and click the setup button to the right.

- Click the "Discover" button. Your phone should pop up in the window.

- Choose your phone, then click the "Use" Button.

- You should now be back to the main screen of the app. It should look something like this:

- Click the "Connect" button at the bottom of the screen.

- On the T616, click "OK" when it prompts you to add openzaurus and create a PIN.

- The Zaurus will then prompt you to enter the same PIN you just put on the phone.

- After entering the PIN, a script will run. If you see "SUCCESS" in the output window, you're in.

- You cannot close the "Bluetooth Connector" app while you have the pipe open, so to minimize the app, press the "Home" button on the Zaurus.

- Surf as you will.

- When you are done, follow the Disconnecting procedure at the bottom of the page.

Connecting the every other time

- Enable Bluetooth on your phone.

- Put the card into the CF slot. It should be recognized.

- Click on the Bluetooth applet and click "Turn Bluetooth ON". The applet should turn from gray to blue.

- Click on the Bluetooth applet again and click "Launch Bluetooth Connector".

- Click the "Connect" button at the bottom of the screen.

- The script will runs and if you see "SUCCESS", you're in.

- You cannot close the "Bluetooth Connector" app while you have the pipe open, so to minimize it press the "Home" button on the Zaurus.

- Surf as you will.

- Disconnect as instructed below.


Disconnecting

You may not need to take all of these steps to disconnect each time. I tend to get problems the next time I try to connect if I don't disconnect everything and power the phone on and off, so I do it every time. For some reason, the phone does not want to let go of the pipe right away. If you are having problems connecting at any point, I would suggest going through this procedure before you start making system changes:

- Open the Bluetooth Launcher, click Disconnect, then close the app.

- Click the Bluetooth applet and choose "Turn Bluetooth off".

- Eject the Bluetooth Card.

- Attempt to Disable Bluetooth on your phone (This does not usually work for me).

- Power your phone off, then on.

- Attempt to Disable Bluetooth on the phone again if it did not work the first time.

- Now you're back to 0.

Trouble Shooting

If you need to do some tweaking to your phone to get it connected, or you screw something up messing around, here are the settings you should know:

Function Setting
Settings Name: Cingular Wireless Internet Express
Home Page: http://device:home/ or http://device.home/
Session Mode: Permanent
Connection Security: On
APN: wap.cingular (lower case)
PDP_Type: IP
Gateway IP Address: 66.209.11.61
Authentication Type: Secure
Login Type: Automatic
User Name: WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM
(All upper case)
Password: CINGULAR1
(All upper case)

I got the above information from the following thread:
http://www.howardforums.com/archive/topic/132602-1.html

 

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I hope you found this information How To useful. Have Fun!!!

Thanks to:
The Affix team for all their work.
http://affix.sourceforge.net

The Open Zaurus Team for puting together a great system
http://www.openzaurus.org

Darren Beale for his How To on the Nokia 6310i that helped get me up and running, and for which I used as a starting point for this How To:
http://affix.sourceforge.net/gprs-zaurushowto.shtml

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Created: Darren Young 11/23/2003

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