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19th May 2005, 11:02 AM
I have a customer with Optus GPRS internet access issues.

He has a 15 inch PBG4 (less than 6 months old) and he connects to his Nokia 6230 (of similar vintage) via bluetooth. He has all the latest system updates (10.3.9) and bluetooth firmware is up to date.

He uses the bluetooth connection to Sync with his PalmOne Tungsten T5 (and before that a Zire 72 which was replaced because the dialer application on it wont talk to the 6230) so I am confident in the bluetooth side of things.

He can connect to the internet using his mobile phone but the connection drops far too often for no reason.

We used to have his PBG3 connect to his Nokia 6310i via infra red and it would actually call the ISP dial up number. I have unsuccessfully tried this on the new machines and Optus have confirmed it wont work, hence the GPRS.

The only modem script options I have are for iR 6210_8xxx

Anybody else with a similar setup?

19th May 2005, 11:10 AM
Ok, I have just done what I should have done before posting here...a bit of searching.

I will try the suggestions at http://www.taniwha.org.uk/ and see how I go.

19th May 2005, 09:46 PM
Hi there,

I have a similar setup - I called optus and they gave me this step by step guide.

Reposting here:


Nokia 6230 GPRS Setup for Macintosh OS X - Bluetooth
Download Modem Scripts

1. Open http://www.taniwha.org.uk/ and locate the appropriate script (Nokia GPRS Scripts)

2. Decompress the archive to Macintosh HD > Library > Modem Scripts

Open Apple Menu > System Pref's > Network Pref's

4. Click on Locations dropdown and select Create new location

5. Name new Location Optus GPRS

6. Under Show ensure IrDA or Bluetooth Modem is ticked

7. Select your location from the Location drop down

8. Select IrDA Modem Port from the Show drop down

Select the PPP tab

10. Type Optus GPRS as the service provider name

Leave account name and password blank

12. Enter internet as the telephone number

13. Select PPP Options and ensure Send PPP echo packets is not ticked, but leave TCP Header compresion on

14. Select the IrDA Modem tab

15. From the Modem drop down, select Nokia GPRS 57.6k CID1

16. Ensure that error correction and wait for tone before dialing are not selected.

Click on Apply Now.

18. Go back to the PPP tab, click Dial Now
You should now connect to the internet and be able to browse


Good luck!