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Manual internet settings for Nokia Asha and Series 40 phones

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Sometimes the default network configuration settings sent by the network provider might not work properly. This article describes the steps for creating manual internet configuration settings for Nokia Asha and Series 40 Nokia phones.

Creating manual configuration settings also solves a problem where Nokia Xpress Browser and other applications always automatically connect to internet over packet data instead of Wi-Fi, which could lead to balance deduction.

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Created: bloodredsky (05 Jun 2013)
Last edited: hamishwillee (13 Jun 2013)

Background

The most common operator settings related problem on Nokia Asha phones currently is that Nokia Xpress Browser and other applications start automatically connecting to internet over mobile data instead of Wi-Fi. This is caused by invalid operator settings and typically starts after the user has received & saved the operator configuration message to the phone. Affected phone models include: Asha 302, Asha 303, Asha 306, Asha 309, Asha 310, Asha 311.

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After receiving and saving the invalid operator setting many applications will no longer allow the user to select the preferred access point and instead attempt to automatically connect over mobile data - even when Wi-Fi is enabled and user has specifically chosen "ask first" or "Wi-Fi" first from the "settings -> connectivity -> net connection" menu.

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Although Wi-Fi was enabled & "net connection" setting was set to "ask first", in the above screenshots the Nokia Xpress Browser automatically connected to internet over mobile data connection, without any showing prompts to the user. Active mobile data connection can be seen from the indicator (3.5G) on the upper right corner of the phone display.

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In a case where mobile data is turned off from the phone settings, the phone might give "Mobile data connection has been turned off..." error message.

Manual internet settings for Asha full touch phones

  1. Go to Settings>Configuration>Personal Settings and select Options>add new>web. You can use the default account name or rename it if you like. See below:
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  2. Go back and select Options>Add New>Access point. You can leave the default access point name unchanged or rename it to anything you want. After this, select access point>bearer settings>mob. data acc.point. You may need add/change the access point name here. For some operators (like "Elisa" used in this example) the default "mob. data acc. point name" ("internet") is already the correct one. If you have trouble finding correct value for "mob. data acc.point" field, you should contact your operator. This thread also lists the APN name for many operators around the world.
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  3. Go to Settings>Configuration>"default config. sett and select the personal config. which was created in step 1.
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  4. Go back and click preferred access pt.. Here you need to select the access point (in this case "my access point" which you have created manually as in step 2.
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  5. Go to "default in all apps" and activate the created settings.
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  6. Now if you open Nokia Xpress Browser again, the access point prompt should appear normally and Wi-Fi is usable (assuming "net connection" settings is set as "always ask"). If "Wi-Fi first" ("automatic) option is selected and Wi-Fi connection is enabled & available, the phone should be also able to use Wi-Fi automatically.
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Manual internet settings for Asha touch and type and other Series 40 phones:

  1. Go to Settings>Configuration>Personal settings and select Options>add new>web. You can leave the default access point name unchanged or rename it to anything you want.
  2. Go back and add new access point. You can leave the default access point name unchanged or rename it to anything you want. After this, select access point>bearer settings>mob. data acc.point. You may need add/change the access point name here. For some operators (like "Elisa" used in this example) the default "mob. data acc. point name" ("internet") is already the correct one. If you have trouble finding correct value for mob. data acc.point field, you should contact your operator. This thread also lists the APN name for many operators around the world.
  3. Go to Settings>Configuration>"default config. sett" and select the personal config. which was created in step 1.
  4. Go back and click "preferred access pt.". Here you need to select the access point (e.g. "my access point") which you have created manually as in step 2.
  5. Go to "default in all apps" and activate the created settings.
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