Has anyone tried and Option Noizomi / Globetrotter 3G+ HSDPA card as yet ?
Have been told that these are all unlocked and I am choking on the R2 MB VC data.
I hope there is someone who can help here. I bought a vodacom data connect card (cash) a couple of weeks ago and am very pleased with the speed, connectivity etc, although R2 per MB is killing me cause I just can't help myself when surfing and always seem to be opening images, videos etc. So this morning I got a 128k virgin sim card. Its all set up and ready to go (and works to make phone calls etc). I put it in my data card to see if I could figure it out, but I can't get it to work. If anyone could help, i'd very much appreciate it.
You need to create a separate profile in the Dashboard software for your Virgin connection. Launch Dashboard, when prompted insert your Huawei data card containing the Virgin SIM (assuming it is indeed the 128K version as you mentioned -- others will not generally work!).
The rest of the settings you need should then be picked up automatically. Only if they are not will you need the data between the dashed lines below:
Re-launch Dashboard to re-edit the Virgin profile to enter manual DNS etc.:
Login ID: blank
Login Password: blank
DNS: 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124
(Generic public addresses which will work are 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 but may be slower than the correct ones)
Modem setting: officially should be *99#, but also appears to work using Voda setting (as does MTN: *99***1#)
Initialization string should be changed to at+cgdcont=1,"ip","vdata","",0,0,
(but also appears to work using Voda setting (AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","internet")
To repeat: you shouldn't need the info between the dashed lines above; the card should pick that all up and configure it automatically, with the possible exception of having to enter the 'vdata' APN setting above.
What you do need to do in your e-mail client (e.g. Outlook Express) is change the SMTP server for outgoing mail if you will be emailing through your Virgin connection: it needs to be changed to Virgin's (i.e. CellC's) outgoing mail server: mail.cmobile.co.za
Remember that you cannot (yet) get 3G or HSDPA speeds from Virgin -- only GPRS or EDGE, which doesn't bother too many of us given that's it's a flat 50c/MB!
Last edited by Terencek; 17-10-2006 at 05:19 PM.
Thanks very much for your reply. I followed your instuction and bhad to change the APN. I then had to enter both DNS because they were blank. I then clicked finish and it went back to the dashboard. It tries to connect but it just keeps saying 'aquiring' at the bottom with the lights on the data card flashing (green light flashing twice, quickly).
Maybe i have to do something with the modem setting or initialization string. How do i edit initilization string?
Need some help on connecting my mIRC to IRC servers:
Guys & Dolls ,
I am using a Huawei E620 Fastlink HSDPA Data card.
I have tried a MTN , Vodacom and Cell-c sim in there and they all work well.
However when I tried a Virginmobile Sim it says Connection failed.
I have used the *99***# and Vdata as the setting yet for the other 3 sims I used no settings at all.
Concerned that Virgin does not have a dial up support even during the day.
Just an interesting note; I spoke to Virgin Mobile this morning and they informed me that they DO NOT PROVIDE an SMTP Service for connecting to your Email account and sending Email via the VM n/w - you have to use your own SMTP Server.
just nutting at the moment... nutting!
For the record, for anyone swapping SIMs regularly (because VM still leaves something to be desired in the reliability stakes), the appropriate outgoing mail SMTP servers for Voda and MTN respectively are:
Sum1 PM me on how to get my 64k sim swooped for a 128k thanx..
We do not use dns just leave them blank and the smtp is mail.cmobile.co.za
Please send me your contact details (I think you may have once before), I would like to get your query attended to.