Free your SIM for a faster data connection!
I honestly have no idea why this is working now but it is, and I’m very happy!! I know I ranted about this earlier this week and I still think that there is something wonky with the iPhone SIM. I had a lot of trouble getting my MacBookPro’s Bluetooth Internet Connection to stabilize but thanks to some coaching from David Pitkin I finally just nuked the pairing with the N95 and started fresh. I had to reboot a few times in the process of sorting this out due to my Mac automatically going into disconnecting mode with the phone even though a connection had not been activated. Quite frustrating!
If you’ve connected with Cingular or ATT in the past with other devices this will look familiar as it’s the standard setting
The Password for Cingular / ATT is CINGULAR1 (all caps). I believe the settings are case sensitive so be sure things are ALL CAPS! While you can’t see it, I have TCP Header compression on in PPP options. This should be a default setting…
Error correction is on and I am using the Nokia 3G CID1 script which can be found on Russ Barkman’s excellent site. When you download the modem scripts they need to go in /Library/Modem Scripts – that’s the machine level, not your user folder.
From there it’s a matter of just connecting either from your Menubar or from the Internet Connect and you should be online with your phone – in my case the Nokia N95-3.
This has been seriously harder than any other DUN connection I’ve tried to get working and yet amazingly it’s using the standard settings. I was given a glimmer of hope earlier in the week when the Nokia N800 Internet Tablet connected after I tried adding a fresh setting. That did not have the same initial impact on the Mac. I’m 99.9% sure I was typing everything correctly based on the number of times I’ve tried to get this going. I think I would have hit it at least once! I still don’t seem to have MMS working, but I can let that slide in exchange for DUN.
Anyway… it’s working and I am ready to rock my 3G Bluetooth DUN connection when I travel. Who needs airport wifi?
David – I definitely owe you a beer in San Francisco this week!