Reliance R Connect over Bluetooth

This is a war I have fought twice now, and it’s time I documented it! Basically, the lack of any sort of documentation, and no access to the internet while fighting the war makes it even more interesting!

The incredients are:
1. Bluetooth enabled Reliance CDMA phone
2. Bluetooth enabled computer/laptop or a bluetooth dongle.

Basically it is very simple – just like any other installation — Pair up your bluetooth device and the modem gets installed automatically, go change ControlPanel>PhonesAndModems>Select bluetooth modem>Properties>Advanced>Change the initialization string to "at+crm=1;cso=33" (without the quotes), keep clicking OK till you get to the end of the world, Create a new dial up connection to dial out to #777, with the username and password as your 10-digit number and you are done!

You are lucky if you are done [devilish grin], cos I wasn’t!

If you happen to have any sort of a problem, it’s gonna take you hours if not days to resolve! The tech support is no help, except for some genius you might stumble upon if it’s your lucky day.

My problem was that I had initially installed the Nokia PC Suite, which also installed the Nokia Connection Drivers, and so whenever I was trying to remove the hardware and reinstall it after the n-th unsuccessful attempt, the machine would always install something which was customized for Nokia and the initialization would fail. Finally, after sitting under the Bodhi fan for quite sometime, I had the brialliant lateral idea of looking at my Installed Programs to figure out if something could be creating a problem, and I removed the Nokia Connection "Dictator". Phew! And the customer service !!! They think I can’t find Control Panel on my machine!! Boy-oh-boy! It’s such a waste of time!! Absolute waste of time!

In any case, you might have your own share of problems, but hopefully, if you read this you would have to spend less time trying to figure out what’s wrong!

A very good hack is to enable logging in the PhonesAndModems > Properties > Diagnostics tab to figure out what’s going wrong with my system. It might just help!

Good luck setting it up!


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21 Responses to Reliance R Connect over Bluetooth

  1. Praveen says:

    Hey there!
    Been fightin of the R-Connect hassles myself for quite sometime now. Nokia6255 and Vista drivers for bluetooth messin up my mobility happiness. BTW, I got this modem init code from R-ConfuseCustomer Service "AT+CRM=1_+CSO=33".
    Resist the urge to burst out laughing, but the only way I am able to connect is to key in the code into modem settings and then try connecting once, then reconnecting(successfully) after removing code!
    Nice to know others are tryin to crack the R-Connect code! Lets hope someone cracks it soon! Good Luck!

  2. Arif says:

    Yes. I could use R-Connect with VISTA & LG RD6600 Mobile with the settings suggested by Mr. Praveen.

  3. chinai says:

    I am using reliance bluetooth dongle for internet connection but i want to use microsoft outlook as an e-mail client so what will be my smtp server? is it my server\’s smtp or reliance\’s smpt? If any body know then pls let me know?

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