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Configuring a Connection to a Modem or Phone

 

 

Connecting to a USB modem

First, install the USB modem drivers for your modem.1)  Next, plug your modem into your computer. Open the Settings dialog box in SMS Enabler, and select the Connection page. In the Connect using list, select the name of your modem. If necessary, change the Baud rate and/or RTS/CTS flow control settings.

NOTES:
- Some modems require a particular baud rate and flow control mode. This information is usually mentioned in the modem's documentation.
- Some phones and USB modems support dual mode operation: as a storage medium or a modem. These devices should be switched to modem mode.

1) Many modern USB modems install the drivers automatically when you plug them in for the first time. Check your modem's manual.

 

Connecting to a GSM Modem

 

Connecting via RS232 (hardware COM port)

Plug your modem into your computer using an RS232 cable. Open SMS Enabler's Settings dialog box and select the Connection page. In the Connect using list, select the COM port to which your modem is connected. Change the Baud rate and/or RTS/CTS flow control settings if required.

NOTE: Some modems require a particular baud rate and flow control mode. This information is usually mentioned in the modem's documentation.

Connecting Using a USB-to-RS232 Adapter

Install the drivers for your USB-to-RS232 adapter, then plug the modem into your computer using the adapter. Open the Device Manager in Windows, and in the Ports section, find the serial (COM) port name that is assigned to the virtual COM port created for the adapter.

COM ports
Open SMS Enabler's Settings dialog box, and select the same COM port name in the Connect using list on the Connection page. Change the Baud rate and/or RTS/CTS flow control settings if necessary.

NOTE: Some modems require a particular baud rate and flow control mode. This information is usually mentioned in the modem's documentation.

 

Connecting to Nokia phones

To use SMS Enabler with most NOKIA phones, you must have Nokia PC Suite installed on your PC. (You can use Nokia OVI Suite as well.) You can download Nokia PC Suite here.

1) Start by adding your phone within PC Suite. To do so, open PC Suite, and from its main menu, select Settings->Add more phones.... Then follow the instructions provided.
add phone within PC Suite

2) After adding your phone, enable notifications for incoming messages within PC Suite. To do so, select Settings->Settings... from PC Suite's main menu.
click Settings...

3) In the dialog box opened, select the General tab page, and enable Notifications for incoming messages in the Windows notification area.
enable notifications for incoming messages

4) Verify if notifications for incoming messages are supported by your phone by clicking Check notifications supported by this device: <your phone name>.
In the dialog box opened (see figure below), you will see if your phone supports notifications for the given connection type or not:
verify notification support
If message notifications are not supported, you can try a different type of connection. For example: some phones do not support message notifications when connected via Bluetooth but do support them when connected via cable. Note: support of message notifications is required.

5) After adding your phone and enabling message notifications, open SMS Enabler's Settings dialog box and select the Connection page. Select your phone in the Connect using list. The phone will have the same name as in PC Suite, but prefixed with "(Nokia PC Suite)". For example, if your phone is labeled "Nokia 6233" in PC Suite, it will be named "(Nokia PC Suite) Nokia 6233" in the Connect using list.
select your phone is SMS Enabler
Click OK.

NOTE: Some older Nokia phones, such as the Nokia 6230 and 6610, can be used with SMS Enabler without having Nokia PC Suite installed. These phones can be connected using the same methods as non-Nokia phones/modems.

 

Connecting to a phone other than Nokia

 

Connecting to a Phone via Bluetooth

Install the drivers for your Bluetooth adapter. Turn on your phone's Bluetooth interface and pair your phone and Windows Bluetooth.
Go to the properties page of the phone Bluetooth device in Windows Bluetooth Settings, and enable the Dial-Up Networking profile; this will install the Windows Bluetooth Modem driver.
Open the Settings dialog box in SMS Enabler and select the Connection page. In the Connect using list, select the Bluetooth modem. Finally, change the Baud rate and/or RTS/CTS flow control settings if needed.