I’ve been trying to get my PDA (an HP iPAQ 2210) to connect to the Internet via a Bluetooth connection to my business mobile phone (a Nokia 6310i). I was having problems with this until I found the details on the Vodafone website (Get More from Your Mobile | Internet on the Move | Set up your PDA); however the Vodafone details don’t include PDAs running Windows Mobile for Pocket PC 2003 or Bluetooth connectivity and so I’ve posted my own instructions here:
(these notes assume that that you are familiar with using the PocketPC and that you have already successfully paired the PDA with the mobile handset).
From the Start menu, select, Settings:
Move to the page and click the icon, then select .
Give the connection a name (e.g.
Vodafone GPRS) and select a Bluetooth Dialup Modem, before clicking Next:
Enter the number as
*99# and click Next:
Enter the username and password (both
web). Leave the domain name empty and click Advanced…:
On the General page, set the Baud rate to
57600 and enter a modem command string of
On the Port Settings page, set 8 data bits, no parity, 2 stop bits and hardware flow control:
All other advanced settings should be default (most notably the connection should use server-assigned [IP] addresses):
Click , and then .
Turn Bluetooth on:
Launch the Vodafone GPRS connection (e.g. by clicking the connectivity icon at the top of the screen and then clicking *99#):
The PDA will initiate the connection with the mobile handset (it may be necessary to confirm the connection on the handset):
Once connected, Internet services can be accessed as normal:
To disconnect, click the connectivity icon at the top of the screen and click Disconnect:
Finally, turn Bluetooth off to conserve power: