Create a Dial-Up Networking Connection for Windows XP via USB Cable
SUBJECT:
Create a Dial-Up Networking Connection for Windows XP via USB Cable
FACT:
Microsoft Windows XP
USB Cable
SYMPTOM:
Modem / Tethering
ADVISORY:
All usage counts towards included rate plan Megabytes.
Informational Only | Limited Support: This solution is intended for informational purposes only. AT&T provides network, billing, and provisioning support for the wireless voice and data networks. Additional support beyond this article must be directed to the device manufacturer or your internal IT department.
IMPORTANT: In order for Windows to recognize the device as a modem drivers must be installed. Modem drivers are often included with the CD that is shipped with the original packaging or, as a download from the manufacturer website. All questions and support for obtaining modem drivers for Dial-up Networking must be directed to the equipment manufacturer.

Prerequisite

  1. A valid AT&T LaptopConnect rate plan is required to use the device as a modem.  For assistance with rate plans please contact Customer Care.
  2. Verifying the modem has been installed correctly.
  3. Create an extra initialization string.
    NOTE: Because of their unique software design Motorola and Samsung phones may need alternate settings.

Procedure

  1. Go to Start, Settings, Control Panel.

     
  2. Ensure the Control Panel view is set to Classic.

     
  3. Double click Network Connections.

     
  4. Click on Create a new connection.

     
  5. The New Connection Wizard window appears, click the Next button.

     
  6. Select Connect to the Internet.
  7. Click the Next button.

     
  8. Select Set up my connection manually.
  9. Click the Next button.

     
  10. Select the Connect using a dial-up modem.
  11. Click the Next button.

     
  12. Select USB Cable or Cable Modem for the modem that is being used for the GPRS Connection. Only one device may be selected.
    NOTE: This screen will only be displayed if multiple modems have been installed on the computer.
  13. Click the Next button.

     
  14. Type the name "GPRS" for the connection name.
  15. Click the Next button.

     
  16. In the Phone number field enter *99#.
    NOTE: If receiving error 678 or 619 the Phone number can also be entered as *99***1#, or *99***(CID Number)#
    NOTE: By default 1 is the CID, but can change.
  17. Click the Next button.

     
  18. Enter Username: ISP@CINGULARGPRS.COM (ALL CAPS)
  19. Enter Password: CINGULAR1 (ALL CAPS)
  20. Enter Password again in the Confirm box: CINGULAR1 (ALL CAPS)
  21. Uncheck the following boxes; Use this account name and password when anyone connects to the Internet from this computer, Make this the default Internet connection, and Turn on Internet Connection Firewall for this connection.
  22. Click the Next button.

     
  23. To access this connection quickly from the desktop, tick the box to Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop.
  24. Click the Finish button.

     

Making the Connection

  1. Double click on the desktop icon identifying the connection. If not desktop icon was added go to Start, Settings, Network and Dial-up Connections, GPRS.
  2. Enter Username: ISP@CINGULARGPRS.COM (ALL CAPS)
  3. Enter Password: CINGULAR1 (ALL CAPS)
  4. Enter Password again in the Confirm box: CINGULAR1 (ALL CAPS)
  5. Verify that the number to dial is *99# and click dial.
    NOTE: If receiving error 678 or 619 the Phone number can also be entered as *99***1#, or *99***(CID Number)#
    NOTE: By default 1 is the CID, but can change.


     
  6. The next window will show the progress of the communication with the network.

     
  7. The user will now be connected to the AT&T GPRS service.

     

  8. If still unable to connect, contact AT&T Customer Service for wireless customers.




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