Nokia 3155i is a CDMA cellphone i use to connect to the internet at home. it’s attached to a PC which is a gateway for others to the internet. the driver for the nokia usb modem is taken from PC Suite 188.8.131.52 which works fine from the first time of installation.
so if i want to browse the net from a laptop, i have to turn on the PC gateway even though i will not use it. it’s not a problem when my wife is at home and working on the PC. but when she’s not…. it’s a waste of power 🙁
so today i tried to connect the cellphone to the laptop (compaq presario 2500) so that i could browse the net without the need to turn on the gateway PC. i installed a newer PC Suite (Nokia_PC_Suite_rel_6_86_9_0_eng_web.exe) on the laptop just to get the driver for the cellphone modem. after the installation, i set up a dial-up connection by running the wizard. the set up completed and i tried to dial….. but it failed 🙁 it said the connection was terminated by the remote computer….
i did some check… everything looked good…. the cellphone was not connected to the PC Suite. normally the connection attempt will fail if the cellphone is connected to PC Suite.
my friend happened to call me for some solutions about a problem at the office……..he’s got a lot of experience about connecting a computer to the internet using a cellphone……. so i asked him what i had missed in my settings…. he suggest to add AT+CRM=1 on the modem’s advanced settings. i did what he told but still no luck.
i was then uninstall the PC Suite, asked google using the PC gateway and download Nokia_Connectivity_Cable_Driver_rel_6_86_11_0_eng.msi from somewhere. installed the file, and set up a new connection again on the laptop. No luck…….
i had a hunch that the problem was with the driver…. it’s newer but it’s no good…. so i searched the net again with google to find the same PC Suite as the one installed on the PC gateway. i finally found the nokia 3155 modem driver here
it’s quiet big… about 17 Mb
after the download finished, i uninstalled the Nokia Conectivity Cable Driver and installed the downloaded PC Suite file, set up a new connection again on the laptop, tried to connect…. and finally it was successful 🙂.