Nokia C3-00 - Connectivity

Your phone has several features that allow you to connect to other devices to transmit and receive data.You can also connect the phone to a wireless LAN to access the internet.

WLAN connectivity

WLAN connectivity

You can use a wireless local area network (WLAN) to connect to the internet. You can search and connect to available networks, save and manage preferred networks, and modify connectivity settings.

Your device supports automatic WLAN hotspot authentication and will automatically detect if this type of authentication is required to access the internet, for example, in some public places.

To save battery power, close your WLAN connection when not in use. If a WLAN connection is not used for about 5 minutes, it closes automatically.

Deactivating Bluetooth may improve WLAN connection stability.

Features using wireless LAN increase the demand on battery power and reduce the battery life.

Note: Using WLAN may be restricted in some countries. For example, in France, you are only allowed to use WLAN indoors. For more information, contact your local authorities.

Connect to a WLAN

WLAN connection

Select Menu > Settings > Connectivity > WLAN.

Search for available wireless local area networks (WLAN)

Select Available WLANs and the desired WLAN.

Update the WLAN list

Select Options > Refresh list.

Connect to a WLAN

Scroll to the WLAN, and select Connect.

Save a connected WLAN

Scroll to the WLAN, and select Options > Save.

Disconnect from a WLAN

Scroll to the WLAN, and select Disconn..

View saved WLANs

Select Saved WLANs.

Modify internet connection settings

Select Internet connection > Ask first or Do not ask. If you select Ask first, you are asked for the connection method every time you open an application that requires an internet connection, such as Browser or Mail. If you select Do not ask, the device connects to a saved WLAN, if available, when an application requires an internet connection.

Hidden WLANs do not broadcast their service set identifier (SSID). They are marked as (Hidden network) in the list of available WLANs. You can only connect to a hidden network if you know its SSID.

Connect to a hidden network

  1. Select (Hidden network).

  2. Enter the SSID of the network, and select OK.

When you save the hidden network, it is displayed in the list of available WLANs.

Important: Always enable one of the available encryption methods to increase the security of your wireless LAN connection. Using encryption reduces the risk of unauthorised access to your data.

Saved WLANs

Saved WLANs

Display, manage, connect to, and prioritise your saved wireless LANs (WLAN).

Select Menu > Settings > Connectivity > WLAN and Saved WLANs.

The WLAN with the highest priority is listed first.

Manage your WLANs

Select Options and from the following:

Connect - Connect to the WLAN manually.

Remove from list - Remove the WLAN.

Organise priority - Change the priorities of saved WLANs.

Forward settings - Forward the settings of a saved WLAN. Enter the security code and phone number, and select Send.

Add new network - Add a new WLAN, and define the settings.

Edit WLAN parameters

Scroll to a WLAN, and select Edit and from the following:

Connection method - Connect to an available WLAN automatically.

Network name - Enter a name for the WLAN.

Network settings - Define the WLAN settings.

Bluetooth wireless technology

Bluetooth wireless technology

Bluetooth technology allows you to connect your device, using radio waves, to a compatible Bluetooth device or accessory that is within 10 metres (32 feet).

Select Menu > Settings > Connectivity > Bluetooth.

Set up a Bluetooth connection

  1. Select My phone's name, and enter a name for your device.

  2. Select Bluetooth > On. qgn-stat-bluetooth.jpg indicates that Bluetooth connectivity is active.

  3. To connect your device to an audio accessory, select Conn. to audio access. and the device that you want to connect to.

  4. To pair your device with any Bluetooth device in range, select Paired devices > Add new device.

    Scroll to a found device, and select Add.

    Enter a passcode (up to 16 characters) on your device, and allow the connection on the other Bluetooth device.

If you are concerned about security, deactivate the Bluetooth function, or set Phone visibility to Hidden. Accept Bluetooth communication only from those you trust.

Connect your PC to the internet

You can use Bluetooth technology to connect your compatible PC to the internet without the PC Suite software. Your device must be able to connect to the internet (network service), and your PC must support Bluetooth technology. After connecting to the network access point (NAP) service of the device, and pairing with your PC, your device automatically opens a packet data connection to the internet.

This device is compliant with Bluetooth Specification 2.1 + EDR supporting the following profiles: generic access, hands-free, headset, object push, file transfer, dial-up networking, serial port, SIM access, and generic object exchange. To ensure interoperability between other devices supporting Bluetooth technology, use Nokia approved accessories for this model. Check with the manufacturers of other devices to determine their compatibility with this device.

Features using Bluetooth technology increase the demand on battery power and reduce the battery life.

Packet data

Packet data

General packet radio service (GPRS) is a network service that allows mobile phones to send and receive data over an internet protocol (IP) based network.

To define how to use the service, select Menu > Settings > Connectivity > Packet data > Packet data connection and from the following:

When needed - Establish a packet data connection when needed by an application. The connection is closed when the application is closed.

Always online - Automatically connect to a packet data network when you switch the device on.

You can use your device as a modem by connecting it to a compatible PC using Bluetooth technology. For details, see the Nokia PC Suite documentation.