Internet connection with
Palm Vx & Nokia 5210
- Nokia 5210 mobile phone
- Palm Vx PDA (with PalmOS 3.5)
The Nokia 5210 is a mobile phone with an internal modem and an infrared port. This is all I need to use
it as a modem with my Palm Vx.
Its infrared port should work OK with my mobile phone. Its operating system
is PalmOS 3.5, which has a good support for infrared modems.
I think PalmOS 3.2 should work too, as long as you upgrade its infrared
support by downloading some updates from Palm web site. Otherwise, you can buy
an upgrade to PalmOS 4.1 which adds some new features, such as an integrated
mail client and some phone drivers (useful if you want to send SMS from your PDA
or if you want to synchronize the PDA address book with the phone address book).
I am an Italian Vodafone customer. Italian Vodafone offers the
Internet mobile service: you dial the special
number 3492002800 and Vodafone acts as an ISP. This service costs 6
- Go to the home page.
- Choose the System category (look in the drop down list in the top
- Tap Prefs.
- Choose the Connection category.
- Tap New... and enter the following data:
- Name: Nokia 5210
- Connection Method: IrCOMM to Modem
- Dialing: TouchTone
- Volume: Low
- Tap Details... and enter the following data:
Tap OK twice to get back to the Connection screen.
Choose the Network category.
Open the menu, tap Service and then New.
Enter the following data:
- Speed: 19,200 bps
- Flow Ctl: Automatic
- Init string: nothing
Tap Details... and enter the following data:
- Service: Vodafone
- User Name: 1
- Password: 1
- Connection: Nokia 5210
- Phone: 3492002800
- Connection type: PPP
- Idle timeout: Power Off
- Query DNS: check
- IP Address: check Automatic
- 3492002800 is Vodafone Internet mobile service
- User name and password
shouldn't be necessary; however, if I leave them blank, I get a PPP
authentication error. Somebody on the net suggested to
set them to a random value and it works...
- If you want to connect at 14,400 bps instead of 9,600, insert AT+CBST=14
in the Init