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Sanyo 8400 as Modem Questions

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by AmyMo, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. AmyMo

    AmyMo New Member

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    For a few months I've been trying on and off to get my Sanyo 8400 connected with Sprint PCS as Modem software on my laptop.

    I have installed the software.
    I have installed the driver.
    I have the Power Vision with Data plan (ev do issues aside for now).
    I plug the USB cable into my phone and laptop.
    The Connection Manager identifies my phone and tries to connect.
    I immediately get disconnected and it tries again. And again and again.

    At no point to I get connected or prompted for my credentials or told what the problem is.

    The help info included with the Connection software is useless.

    Does anyone have any idea what's going on here? Is there a setting on my phone I haven't seen? Am I supposed to be doing something ON my phone while the software is trying to connect?

    I'm usually pretty savvy about this stuff but this thing has me stumped.

    Many thanks for any suggestions or information.
    Amy
     
  2. sheureka

    sheureka Senior Member
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    Unless you have a phone-as-modem plan (additional $40 a month) it's not going to work. The Samsung's, Blackberries, and PDA's are the only phones that can be used without PAM. - sheureka
     
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    Kalimotxo Bronze Senior Member
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    In order to use PAM (phone as modem), one must subscribe to the plan.

    Note: SERO plans are not eligible to add PAM plans.
     
  4. AmyMo

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    Well that's disappointing. But thanks for the information. I just assumed that my Power Vision plan included this. Silly me.
     
  5. RJB

    RJB Gold Senior Member
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    technically no but it has been done for some
     
  6. moogle10000

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    Actually, there is another workaround.

    You need a data cable and QPST (Qualcomm's Programming Tool thing... search for it. You need the right version too.)

    All you have to do is go into the phone's programming and edit the 2nd NAI (Modem NAI) to be the same as the 1st NAI (the Vision NAI) and when you dialup on the modem the network won't be able to tell the difference.
     

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