FAQ - How do I configure GPRS or EDGE settings on Nokia 9300 and 9500 Series Communicators?

To configure General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) or Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) settings:

  1. If you selected "GPRS" as Internet settings type when creating an access point, define the following:
    • GPRS access point name - Type a name for the GPRS access point. Contact your Internet service provider to obtain this information.
    • Password prompt - Select "No" to generate the password automatically from the settings, or "Yes" to ask the password always when connected.
    • User name - Type your user name if required.
    • Password - Type your password if required. In many GPRS connections, only the GPRS access point name is required, and no other settings need to be filled.
  2. Press Next. If further settings are required, such as Internet Protocol (IP) configuration or proxy settings, press Advanced to access the advanced settings. If no further settings are required, press Finish, and the GPRS access point is ready to use.
  3. In the IP configuration page, define the following:
    • Network type - Specify the protocol you want to use (IPv4 or IPv6).
    • Auto retrieve IP - If you select "Yes", the IP address is obtained automatically from the server. This setting is also called dynamic IP address. If you select "No", specify the IP address.
    • Auto retrieve DNS - If you select "Yes", the primary and secondary Domain Name Server (DNS) addresses are obtained automatically from the server. DNS is an Internet service that translates domain names such as www.nokia.com into IPv4 addresses such as 192.100.124.195, or IPv6 addresses like 3ffe:2650:a640:1c2:341:c39:14. If you select "No", specify the IP addresses for the primary and secondary DNS servers.
    • IPv6 DNS mode - Select a mode for the IPv6 DNS (Well known or Manual). If you select "Manual", specify the IP addresses for the primary and secondary IPv6 DNS servers.
  4. Press the Menu key to access the Proxies page.

    You may want to use a proxy to quicken access to the Internet. Note also that some Internet service providers require the use of Web proxies. Contact your Internet service provider to determine the proxy details.

    If you have made an Internet connection to your company's intranet, and are unable to retrieve Web pages from the general Internet, you may need to setup a proxy server to retrieve Web pages outside your company's intranet.

    Define the following:

    • Proxy protocol - Select the protocol type of the proxy. You can set different proxy settings for each protocol (HTTP or HTTPS).
    • Use proxy server - Set to "Yes" to use the proxy server.
    • Proxy server - Type the IP address or the domain name of the proxy server. For example, domain names are company.com and organization.org.
    • Port number - Type the number of the proxy port. The port number is related to the protocol. Common values are 8000 and 8080, but vary with every proxy server.
    • No proxy for - Define the domains for which the Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) or Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) proxy is not needed.  
  5. Press the Menu key to access the Other page, and define the following:
    • Allow plain text login - Select "No", if you never want to send your password as plain text without encryption. Note that this option only affects Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) connections; email and Web passwords are not encrypted. Some Internet service providers require that this option is set to "Yes".
  6. After filling in all the required settings, press Done to return to the finish wizard.
  7. Press Finish, and the GPRS access point is ready to use.