Taxco TX60 as GPRS Modem

Last time, I review about Taxco TX60’s user interface. Now, Let’s talk about it’s other functionality, GPRS modem.

And how we can use the phone as dialup modem? In my review of TX60, when we connect the handset to USB port, we propted for three options. The last one is COM Port. Select that one and it will recognized as new hardware and request for driver installation. Question: where can we obtain the driver? Well, usually china phone are similiar one and another. Usually they are marked as MT6227. You can googling for MT6227 driver for one. Or you can go here since I aquired it from googling myself :p. Now, point the installation source to the downloaded and extracted directory/folder and install the driver.

After the driver installed, we need to Install the modem. For this, go to “Control Panels” -> “Phone and Modem Options”. The steps are:

  • Chose Modems tab. There we can se list of installed modems.
  • Click “Add…”. This will open modem installation wizard.
  • Check “Don’t detect my modem; I will select it from a list.” for manual installation and go Next.
  • Don’t select available modems. Click “Have Disk…” instead. This will open “Install from disk” dialog.
  • Point to previous extracted directory/folder and select “MTK GPRS USB Modem.inf” and click OK.
  • Ignore the warning about the driver is not digitally signed. I’ve test it and I have no problem with it. Go Next.
  • Here we will prompted for which COM port we will use. Use the appropriate com port and go Next.

Viola … your modem is installed. But wait, how can I ensure that the modem installed properly? Select your new installed modem and open it’s properties (by clicking “Properties” if you don’t follow what I mean (-_-)a ). Go to “Diagnostics” tab and cick “Query Modem” to test modem connection. If the command ATQ0V1E0 return “Success”, it should be ok.

Next, We need to set the modem for appropriate mobile operator. Still at modem properties (the one we query the modem), go to “Advanced” tab and enter this command:

AT+CGDCONT=1,”IP”,”APN_of_operator”

The examples of APN are: “www.indosat-m3.net” for IM3, “3gprs” for Hutchison 3, etc (these examples are based on Indonesian operators). Note that in those initialization commands, the quotes are needed. For Indonesian operators, find the appropriate APN for your operator here.

Next, the final part, We must create a dialup networking connection. Go to “Control Panel” -> “Network Connections”. The step are:

  • Click “Create a new connection” and go Next
  • Select “Connect to the Internet” and go Next
  • Select “Set up my connection manually” and go Next
  • Select “Connect using dial-up modem” and go Next
  • Select your new istalled modem (MTK GPRS USB Modem) and go Next
  • Type in your ISP name (the connection name) and go Next
  • Type in “*99***1#” (without quote) for default GPRS dialup number (most GSM operators use this) and go Next
  • Select the user (either Anyone or just ourself. This is based on our own policy) and go Next
  • Fill in username, password (and retype it). Where I get this? see this again. You can check the two options or not. It’s self explanatory :p. Note that this form are fully optional. username and password are just saved and re-prompted when we want to connect to the internet (of course, if you fill it now, they will filled automatically when prompted). go Next.
  • You can optionally create this connection’s shortuct on desktop or not. click Finish.

Your modem is ready to use. Try to connect it (double click it or right click and chose connect). If your username and password correct and no signal distortion exist, it should be connected to the server. Congratulation. You’ve been connected 🙂

PS:
Sometime, the DNS of the operator(s) doesn’t work well. You can set it manually (of course, it definitelly slower than operator’s DNS). Go to connection properties (by right click and chose properties). Go to “Networking” tab. On “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)”, click properties again. Let the IP address assigned by server (Obtain an IP address automatically) and change the DNS setting to manual (Use the following DNS Server addresses) and fill in the DNS IP address. One example of free public DNS server are listed here.

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12 Responses to “Taxco TX60 as GPRS Modem”

  1. Cm jago ngemenk di forum n blog doank, ni orang!!

  2. Makasi infonya, uda dicoba..
    tapi kok waktu dial kok eror yah?

  3. thx mas atas info nya, mas kabel data usb saya dah rusak. klo mau beli ditoko nama kabel data usb nya tipe apa ya mas ??? thx atas jawabannya

  4. Mew. kok nasibnya sama kayak saya yah. kabel data usb saya putus karena keseringan saya tekuk T_T. Januari kemarin cari2 info ke roxy sih (by phone) katanya masih abis stoknya. tau deh sekarang masi ada apa ngga. Masi aku anggurin TX60ku.

  5. @alkahfi
    @murasame
    Boss ikutin pengalaman aku ajani. Kabelnya di potong sampe 30cm atau ganti kabel bekas stik PS. Coz di dalam nya cuman ada 4 kabel. tapi ingat nyambungnya jangan keliru, lebih baik nyuruh ahli elektronik buat nyoldernya. moga manfaat.

  6. boss..
    kalo ngatur equaliser di tx60 bisa gk??
    oh ia kalo mau beli kabel data dimana ia??
    di kardus cuma ada di jkt..
    trus satu lagi..
    biorythim tu paan sih??

  7. Saya mo nanya gmn caranya menyeting GPRS dr tx60, mohon diberi petunjuknya…nomor yg saya pake XL. Apa bedanya DSN dan WAP Gateway IP address?? saya coba kirim ke 9667 untuk seting GPRS tapi dijawab merk hp tdk dikenali. trims

  8. ada yg coba n dah berhasil, bikin taxco nya jadi modem?
    share pengalaman nya dong….. ^^

  9. Bg Joni Says:

    halo semua…., ne ada cara untuk setting Hp Taxco Tx 60, caranya :
    – pertama buka menu layanan internet,
    – untuk setting WAP@
    1.buka pengaturan>ubah profil>pilih salah satu profil>ubah profil
    – untuk nama profil : telkomsel
    – homepage : http://wap.telkomsel.com
    – akun data : telkomsel
    – jenis koneksi : HTTP
    – Nama pegguna : gprs
    – kode sandi : gprs
    selanjutnya aktifkan profil.
    kemudian untuk akun datanya :
    1. data GSM
    – pilih salah satu profil atau klo udah ada profil telkomsel, lgsung pilih.
    – setelah profil dipilih, kemudian untuk
    nama akunnya : telkomsel GPRS
    – NOMORNYA : 101089130
    – NAMA PENGGUNA : wap
    – kode sandi : wap123
    – jenis saluran : Analog
    – kecepatan : 14,4 kbps
    – DNS : 010.001.089.130
    KEMUDIAN UNTUK DATA GPRS
    1.Nama akun : telkomsel
    2. APN : telkomsel
    3. nama pengguna : gprs
    4. kode sandi : gprs
    5. jenis otentifikasi : normal

    oia untuk port numbernya : 8000

    ok, cm itu aj informasi dr gw. selamat mencoba. and settingan ini hanya untuk kartu AS aj.
    klo untuk IM3 gw blm pernah coba, tp infonya sms aja ke 3000 dengan ketik merek HP(SPASI) TIPE.
    CM itu aj oce….

  10. sy pnya hp taxco tx60 tp tdk nyala sy tekan tombol powernya tdk bs,katanya ic powernya kena.dan saya susah mendapatkan sparepartnya.kira2 dmn sy bisa mendapatkannya biar hp sy bisa nyala lg.

  11. Saya mau tanya bagaimana cara setting GPRS di DM60 dengan operator IM3

  12. kang sudah saya coba untuk buka internet hp tx60 ternyata hasilnya koneksi gagal mohon penjelasan thax…

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