Thursday, July 16, 2009

How to connect your PC to internet VIA Aircel GPRS?

Aircel customers can now connect to the internet and browse using the

Aricel mobile connection. I am a Aircel Tamilnadu, prepaid subscriber

and my GPRS has been activated. There are now two attractive offers to

internet subscription. Rs. 14 ERC gives 3 days of unlimited inernet.

Rs. 98 ERC gives one month full unlimited internet. Once the GPRS is

activated you can browse through your mobile.

You want to browse in your Computer via GPRS? You can connect your

mobile to pc VIA Data cable / Bluetooth. In either case you need to

install modem for you phone.

Your phone CD will provide installation setup. For example my Motorolla

w388 doesnot have a setup program. They have given Drivers files in

phone memory. Once i connect the Data cable the phone asks whether it

should be connected as storage device. If you click yes, it will add a

removable storage like e:, f:, or g:. If you click No it will be

connected as modem.

Then i need to install modem using control panel. I don't auto detect

the modem. I install standard 28Kbps modem on the available com port.

Now create a Network connection:

We need to create Dial-up network connection in windows to connect to

aircel GPRS. Again go to control panel -> Network connections. Click

'Create New Network connection'.

Select Connect to internet and click Next.

Select Setup my connection Manually click Next

Select Connect Using a Dial-up Modem click Next

Select You Phone modem click Next

Provide ISP Name (For example: aircel) click Next

Enter the phone number *99***1# (for Aircel) Click Next

Leave username and password blank click Next

click Finish.

Now open the new dial-up connection and click Dial.

You should now connect to internet via aircel GPRS

For some phones extra initialization commands are required.

My model was Motorola w388. I successfully installed modem and when i

connect i got Error 734: PPP Link Protocol terminated.

When i called the customer care they gave me the solution. He asked me

to enter the following initialization command in Modem Properties ->

Advanced Tab.


The speed i get was 38.4 kbps. This is below dial-up standards and

todays webpages require more bandwidth than the dial-up days. This is

and alternate to regular internet connection and used in emergencies

when you broadband connection / ISP is down.

Airtel offered GPRS many years ago and its technology is

evolved/matured comparig aircel GPRS. Still the speed is limited by the

GPRS technology. We hope 3G will completely replace GPRS in coming


For any assistance/help installing Aircel/Airtel GPRS Call 98422 84426.

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