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Use Nokia 3650 as a Bluetooth (or IRDA) modem Internet
I've only tried this with T-Mobile, but it should work for anyone. It should also work with other Nokia Bluetooth phones, but that hasn't been tested either.

Pair up your Bluetooth devices the usual way. Set up a new Bluetooth modem port in your Network preference pane. For the modem type, set "Nokia Infrared." Disable "wait for dial tone" and error correction/compression. On the PPP tab in PPP Options, turn off PPP echo packets and turn on TCP header compression. Click "OK" through everything, and enter your PPP info as normal. If you're using T-Mobile internet, set your dial up number as *99# and leave username and password both blank.

That's it, you're all set!

For what it's worth, the same setup will work for an IRDA port to use the phone as an IRDA modem. Only trick is that on the 3650 you need to set up the "connection" of IRDA first (turn on IRDA) and then attempt to connect from the Mac after activating the "modem" program on the phone. The first attempt will fail, but then it'll work fine. T-Mobile documents the whole thing in their support pages except for the Modem program, which is essential to make it work.
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Use Nokia 3650 as a Bluetooth (or IRDA) modem
Authored by: mosch on Sep 10, '03 10:49:11AM

Thanks! This worked perfectly for me. I'd been meaning to figure out why this worked with my sony-ericsson but not my nokia, and you solved the mystery quite handily.



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Use Nokia 3650 as a Bluetooth (or IRDA) modem
Authored by: inik on Sep 10, '03 11:03:04AM

Here's a little addendum covering how to set up the phone:

If you're using GPRS internet (rather than just a PPP dial up through another ISP), do the following:

Go to Settings: Connections and set up an access point for GPRS internet. (If you're using T-Mobile, your AP name is "internet2.voicestream.com", it's a GPRS data bearer, and has no user name/password/etc...) You can name your AP whatever you want. In Settings: Connections: GPRS, set your Access Point to the same thing as your GPRS AP.

Now, to enable modem connections with your phone:

Go to "Bluetooth" (in the Connections folder, by default) and turn on Bluetooth; or go to Infrared (same place) and turn it on.

If you're using IR, you need to do a little song and dance each time you set it up as a modem: Line it up with the IR port on your computer while your computer's IR port is active, then go to Connections: Modem: Connect via Infrared. You'll see "connecting via IR". Now immediately attempt an IR modem connection via your Mac. It will attempt to connect, and then fail, but you WILL see an active IR connection on your phone (and the "connecting via IR" will persist indefinitely). This little trick forces your phone and computer to recognize one another.

Now, all you have to do is initiate a connection (or a new connection if you're going over IR) and everything should work fine.



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Use Nokia 3650 as a Bluetooth (or IRDA) modem
Authored by: tophfisher on Sep 10, '03 01:30:58PM

Wow, thanks for the tip.. Thats gonna rule, but how do I add a AP to my Nokia, when I go into connections there is not a add choice or anything...

THANKS!



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Use Nokia 3650 as a Bluetooth (or IRDA) modem
Authored by: tophfisher on Sep 10, '03 01:32:26PM

Ah! Found it, sorry, I missed the go to settings part :-)



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Use Nokia 3650 as a Bluetooth (or IRDA) modem
Authored by: inik on Sep 11, '03 11:12:21AM
I emailed this to a fellow running a relevant blog, and he posted the more detailed version of these instructions. (Didn't have 'em written up so coherently when I posted them here.) Check it out at:

3650 and a 12 Inch Powerbook

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Use Nokia 3650 as a Bluetooth (or IRDA) modem
Authored by: Batshua on Dec 15, '04 02:13:53AM

I'm a bit confused. Can you use the phone as a plain GSM modem if you don't have T-Zones?

I know I used my old CDMA phone as a modem with Verizon and didn't need to pay extra to do it.

But the customer service guy at T-Mobile wasn't making much sense.



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Use Nokia 3650 as a Bluetooth (or IRDA) modem
Authored by: fearless on Sep 10, '03 06:06:25PM

Also works with my 6310i GSM phone...



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Use Nokia 3650 as a Bluetooth (or IRDA) modem
Authored by: timb on Sep 10, '03 06:19:02PM

I wrote the original how-to on this to the Mac Cell Phone Group on Yahoo!
You might want to check out Ross Barkman's Modem scripts, he has a great GPRS one that squeezes a bit more speed out of your phone.
http://www.taniwha.org.uk/
-Tim



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Use Nokia 3650 as a Bluetooth (or IRDA) modem
Authored by: nerdsupply on Sep 11, '03 07:25:31AM

Off the topic a bit... But has anyone monaged to get iSync to work on the 3650. My T610 is fine but the 3650 gets this message : " |3650| Could not establish connection to 3650
Can't synchronize contacts to 3650: device is not available"

Have been trying since iSync came out but no joy... any ideas ?



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Use Nokia 3650 as a Bluetooth (or IRDA) modem
Authored by: nerdsupply on Sep 11, '03 07:47:59AM

Got this off dotmac forums... and it works!!!

question :
how can I make iCal-syncing available ??


step-by-step solution :

STEP 1 : make sure your Bluetooth connection is properly setup (if the Address Book syncs, your okay)

STEP 2 : find the file [harddisk] / Library / Application Support / SyncService / 501 / SymbianConduitDefaults.plist

STEP 3 : duplicate this file and move the duplicate to a different location (i.e. a backup location)

STEP 4 : open the original SymbianConduitDefaults.plist with the TextEdit application

STEP 5 : edit the line
<key>kNSSyncDeviceUSeCalendars</key> <false/>
into
<key>kNSSyncDeviceUSeCalendars</key> <true/>

STEP 6 : save the edited file

STEP 7 : open iSync and click on the Nokia3650 icon to open the stettings tab for the Nokia3650

STEP 8 : UNcheck the option "Contacts" ; now "Calendars" will still stay 'grayed out', but the option to select "All" or "Selected" will be available

STEP 9 : set the "Calendars" stettings the way you want them to sync

STEP 10 : (re)check the option "Contacts"

STEP 11 : start syncing by clicking the "Sync Now" icon in the iSync panel

...that's it.

:o)



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Use Nokia 3650 as a Bluetooth (or IRDA) modem
Authored by: nleviet on Jun 11, '04 10:06:55PM

Any Firewall runing on your system? I had the same problem. I disabled my firewall and everything worked fine. So I had to tune the filter of the firewall to let my Nokia 3660 communicate without any problems

Hope it helps.

Nam



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Which Script?
Authored by: inik on Sep 11, '03 11:15:47AM

Which script should a person use for a 3650/T-Mobile? There seems to be three separate downloads for GPRS modem scripts!



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Which Script?
Authored by: davco9200 on Jan 24, '04 07:00:06PM

Did you ever figure out which script to use? i can't seem to get to his home page right now to download the GPRS scripts.



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Tzones?
Authored by: gelstudios on Sep 11, '03 08:59:36AM

Does anyone know if this works with the T-mobile "T-zones" service? or is that only a wap gateway?



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Tzones?
Authored by: inik on Sep 11, '03 11:03:56AM

T-Zones is a WAP gateway, you need to use T-Mobile Internet. I think you can connect to the AP anyhow, but you'll suffer some pretty high connection fees if you don't pre-pay for the service.



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what kind of performance do you get?
Authored by: simonlok on Sep 11, '03 12:43:03PM

I tried this two months ago and I was getting abysimal
performance. I was actually getting better performance
on a 14.4 voice over TDMA connection to Verizon, so
I returned the 3650 that I had at the time.



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