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Mobile Phone Applications and Settings

Have you ever realized about the potential of the device you carry in your pocket ? May be some of us have realized and some of us have not yet. Yes, I am talking about the mobile phones that you carry for your daily communication with your friends , family and work. Is it just a phone that we carry ? Well its not just a phone its the complete pc these days. A small mobile phone which supports java application is very powerful when it is plugged in with appropriate application.

I guess internet is the most essential part of our life these days without which we don’t seem to communicate to the world. It is not necessary that everyone will have an internet connection every second, where ever they go and when ever they go. That’s where these mobile phones can play vital roll to make us communicate with the digital world.

WAP is short form for The Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) which is an open, secure global specification that empowers mobile users with wireless devices to easily access and interact with information and services instantly.

GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a method of enhancing 2G phones to enable them to send and receive data more rapidly. With a GPRS connection, the phone is "always on" and can transfer data immediately, and at higher speeds: typically 32 - 48 kbps. An additional benefit is that data can be transferred at the same time as making a voice call. GPRS is now available with Mero Mobile.

EDGE (Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution) or EGPRS provides data transfer rates significantly faster than GPRS. EDGE increases the speed of each timeslot to 48 kbps and allows the use of up to 8 timeslots, giving a maximum data transfer rate of 384 kbps. In places where an EDGE network is not available, GPRS will automatically be used instead. EDGE offers the best that can be achieved with a 2.5G network.

In the context of NEPAL, previously our service provider didn’t facilitated us with the  the EDGE and GPRS services. But today, the service provider are offering us internet and very low cost and really good quality required for a cell phone. Nepal telecom has recently added GPRS service for its prepaid mobile phones and Spicenepal Pvt. Ltd has been doing it from the time of its establishment  and really providing good bandwidth. The point I want to mention here is that, we are not lacking behind for the service now and we have equally good service as the other countries have and we can use it for our benefit.

The confusion arrives, about which application to use and how to use the application. Facebook – The world’s largest social network can be accessed from your mobile phone if you have mobile phone that support web browsing not even a java supported application. All you need to browse is http://m.facebook.com on your cell phone browser and you will be directed to the website which is specially designed for mobile phones to use facebook.  You can share your thoughts, upload and see pictures play games on your phone from any place any time. Many of us use Instant Messaging frequently in our life to communicate and it is very easy to use messengers on your mobile phones as well.If you have a java supported mobile phone you can use cool application like Nimbuzz, Mig33, Morange, Windows Live messenger,Yamee, Y2go, Rocket talk etc are really good application that you can look for.

If you are confused with the configuration of GPRS in Nepal have a look below

Operator :- Nepal Telecom

GPRS Configuration Manual

General Packet Radio Service offer 'always-on', higher capacity, Internet-based content and packet-based data services. GPRS enables services such as Internet browsing, e-mail on the move, multimedia messages. GPRS offers complete solutions through which you can always stay online and get connected with family, friends.

How to Access GPRS?

Following are the pre requisites to utilize GPRS on your handset

1. GPRS compatible handset or mobile devices
2. Service activated on your mobile number
3. Respective handset / mobile GPRS settings on your handset

GPRS - Prepaid Tariff
GPRS Subscription Charge : Rs 100
Use-based Charge: Rs 0.01/ 1 KB

GPRS - Postpaid Tariff
GPRS Subscription Charge : Rs 100
Rental Charge : Rs 600 ( includes unlimited data usage)
MMS Charge : Rs 4/MMS

Setting I for Nokia (2626,2600,2760, 3110, 3120,3600, Xpress Music 5200, 5220, 5300, 5610,5310, 6030, 6070, 6080,6085, 6151, 6233, 6280, 6300,6500 Slide,6600,6220,7210, 7360, ...)
1. Enter the main menu.
2. Select Settings, configuration, personal config. setting
3. Add new (From options)
4. Select Web and provide details
  a. Account name: Ntc
  b. Homepage:
http://wap.ntc.net.np
  c. Leave User name and Password field blank.
  d. Preferred access point: No
5. Then define access point settings
  a. Proxy: Enable
  b. Proxy Address:192.80.7.133
  c. Proxy port: 8000
  d. Data bearer: Packet data.
6. Select Bearer settings.
  a. Packet data access point: ntwap
  b. Authentication type as Normal.
  c. Leave other fields as it is.
7. Finally, activate the above created web
8. Restart your set and you are now ready to surf internet with NT Mobile GPRS service.

Note: In case if if third applications(like operamini,ebuddy,mig33) don't work, follow these steps:
Repeat the above steps upto 3
Select Access point and provide details
Account Name: Ntc
Go to Access point settings;
Data bearer: Packet data
Go to Bearer settings:
Packet data access point: ntnet
Network type: IPv4
Authentication type: Normal
Leave other fields as blank
Save the settings and activate it
Restart your set and you are now ready to surf internet.

Setting II for Nokia (N70, N72, N73, N76, N81, N93, N95, E63, E65, E71, E90, 3230, 3250, 5700 Xpress Music, 6120c, 6600, 6630, 6680, 7610, ...), LG-KT610
1. Enter the main Menu, Tools, Settings, Connection
2. Select Access points and go to options and then new access point with default settings
  a. Connection Name: Ntc
  b. Data bearer: Packet Data/GPRS
  c. Access point name: ntwap
  d. Leave username and password fields as it is
  e. Authentication: Normal
  f. Homepage:
http://wap.ntc.net.np
3. Select Options on left menu and go to Advanced Settings
  a. Leave other fields as it is
  b. Proxy serv. Address: 192.80.7.133
  c. Proxy port no: 8000
4. Return back to Connection, Settings.
5. Go to Packet Data/GPRS:
  a. Packet data conn: When available
  b. Access point: ntwap
6. Restart your set and you are now ready to surf internet

Make following connection if third party application is not installing/running

Follow upto point 2
1.Connection name: Ntnet
2.Access point: ntnet
3.Authentication: Normal
4.Use this setting when the third party application request for connection.

Setting for Nokia 3120
Go to Menu, Services, Settings
Go to Connection Settings
Edit one of the settings
Settings Name: Ntc
Homepage:
http://wap.ntc.net.np
Session Mode: Permanent
Connection Security: off
Data Bearer: GPRS
Select Bearer Settings
GPRS Connection: When needed
GPRS access point: ntwap
IP address: 192.80.7.133
Authentication Type: Normal
Leave username and password blank
Save the settings and return back to menu
Restart your set and you are now ready to surf internet

Setting for Nokia 5800
Menu
Setting
Connectivity
Destination
Access Point
Automatically check for available access point
Yes
Name: NTC
Select wap services
Then go to wap services
Option-Edit
Connection name: NTC
Access point name: ntwap
Authentication : normal
Option-Advanced setting
          i.proxy address: 192.80.7.133
          ii.proxy port: 8000
Back
Option –new access point
Automatically check for available access point
Yes
Provide name: ntnet
Access point name: ntnet
Authentication: normal
Back, Back.

Setting I for Sony Ericsson (K330i, K530i, K550i, K580i, K608i, K700i, k750i, k770i, K790i, K800i, W200i, W350i, W380i, W580i, W800i, W810i, W850i, W880i, S500i, Z550, ...)
1. Enter the main Menu, Settings, Connectivity
2. Select Data communication, Data accounts
3. Create New account (Select PS Data/GPRS)
  a. Account Name: Ntc
  b. Enter APN: ntwap
  c. Leave the username and Password field blank
  d. Press Save. (New packet data account created)
4. Return back to Connectivity and select Internet settings
5. Go to Internet Profiles and add new profile
  a. Enter Name: Ntc
  b. Connect using: Ntc(select the account created)
  c. Save the profile (New profile is created)
6. Select the profile just created and go to More, Settings
  a. Change Use Proxy: Yes
  b. Proxy Address: 192.80.7.133
  c. Port number:8000
  d. Leave Username and password field blank
  e. Save the profile and finally activate it
7. Restart your set and you are now ready to surf internet

Setting II for Sony Ericsson (K850i, W910i, G705, ...)
1. Enter the main Menu, Settings, Connectivity
2. Go to Internet settings
3. Select Connect using:
  a. Add new Data Accounts, PS data
  b. Give Name: Ntc
  c. APN: ntwap
  d. Press Save (New packet data account created)
4. Return back and edit the data account again
  a. Leave other fields as it is.
  b. Edit Proxy Settings
  c. Set proxy on
  d. Same for all servers: on
  e. Go to HTTP
  f. Leave username and password field blank
  g. Proxy address: 192.80.7.133, Port: 8000
5. Save the settings
6. Restart your set and you are now ready to surf internet.

Setting III for Sony Ericsson P990i, P1i, W950
Go to Main Menu
Go to Tools, Control Panel, Connections
Select Internet Accounts and create new account
Account Name: Ntc
Address: ntnet
Press Done and add to group Account.
Restart your set and you are now ready to surf internet.

Setting IV for Sony Ericsson (S302)
Go to Menu, Settings
Go to Connectivity, Internet Settings
Go to Accounts and create new account
Name: Ntc
Homepage:
http://wap.ntc.net.np
Preferred connect: PS
Proxy: Use, Yes
Leave login and password blank
Proxy Address: 192.80.7.133
Port: Insecure, Port No:  8000
Select PS data:
Leave Login and password blank
APN: ntwap
Go back to Menu, Internet and Internet Settings
Go to Accounts and select the created account 'Ntc'
Restart your set and you are now ready to surf internet

Setting for Chinese set:
Enter the main menu.
Select Services, Data account, GPRS.
Edit any of the existing Data Account.
Provide Account name:Ntc
APN: ntwap
Leave User Name and Password field blank
Authentication type: Normal
Return back to Services, WAP and Settings
Edit the existing profile
Rename profile: Ntc
Homepage:
http://wap.ntc.net.np
Data Account: Ntc(just created in step 4)
Connection Type: HTTP
Proxy address:192.080.007.133
Proxy port:8000
Leave username and password field blank
Save the profile and activate it
Restart your set and you are now ready to surf internet
Most chinese sets does not support third party application so rest is up to customer.

Setting for Motorola V3, L6, L7:
1. Enter the main menu.
2. Select WebAccess, Web Sessions,
3. Select New Entry.
  a. Name: Ntc
   b. Homepage:
http://wap.ntc.net.np
   c. Service Type1: HTTP
   d. Proxy1: 192.80.7.133
   e. Port1: 8000
   f. Service Type2 : WAP
   g. Proxy2: 192.80.7.133
   h. Port2: 8000
   i. Set Speed(Bps) : 2400
   j. GPRS APN: ntwap
   k. Leave everything default and press done.
4. Restart your set and you are now ready to surf internet.

Setting for Samsung (SGH D900i, SGH E200, E250)
Go to Main menu, Browser
Go to Profile settings
Select one of the existing settings and edit it
Profile name: Ntc
Home URL:
http://wap.ntc.net.np
Bearer: GPRS first
Proxy: Enable
Go to GPRS Settings
Proxy IP: 192.80.7.133
Proxy port: 8000
APN: ntwap
Leave Login ID and password blank
Save the profile
Go back to Current profile and select Profile 'Ntc'
Restart your set and you are now ready to surf internet

Setting for Samsung (SGH Z170,...)
Go to Main menu, Settings
Go to Connections
Create New connection
Name: Ntc
Access Name: ntwap
Auth. Type: None
Protocal: HTTP
Home URL:
http://wap.ntc.net.np
Proxy Address: 192.80.7.133
Port: 8000
Leave other fields as it is and save.
Go back to Internet, Browser Settings and select the connection as 'Ntc'
Restart your set and you are now ready to surf internet.

Samsung SGH-i607(Windows Mobile)
Go to Start, Settings
Go to Connection, GPRS
Go to Menu on right bar and Add
Description: Ntc
Connects to: The Internet
Access Point: ntnet
Leave other fields as it is
Return back to Connections
Go to More
Press Menu and go to Advanced
Internet Connection: Ntc
Leave other fields as it is
Press Done
Finally go to browser
Go to Menu, Options, Connections
Uncheck "Automatically detect settings"
Select Network: The Internet
Now restart the mobile set and you are ready to browse internet

Setting for LG (KG 195, KG 200, KG300, KP320)
Go to Menu, Browser
Go to Data Account, GPRS
Select an account and edit it.
Account Name: Ntc
APN: ntwap
Leave username and password blank
Authentication Type: Normal
Save it and return back to browser
Go to Browser, WAP, Settings
Select one of the profile and edit it.
Name: Ntc
Homepage:
http://wap.ntc.net.np
Data Account: Ntc(created above)
Connection: HTTP
Proxy Address: 192.80.7.133
Proxy Port: 8000
Leave other fields as it is.
Return back to profile and activate it.
Restart your set and you are now ready to surf internet.

Setting for LG (KE 770, KE790)
Go to Menu, Settings, Connectivity, Network
Go to GPRS Attach: When needed
Go to Network profile, Data Connections
Go to Options to create new profile
Name: Ntc
Bearer: GPRS
APN: ntwap
Press Ok and save this profile
Return back to main menu
Go to Browser, Settings, Network profile
Add new profile
Name: Ntc
Homepage:
http://wap.ntc.net.np
Proxy: On
IP Address: 192.080.007.133
Port number: 8000
Access point: Ntc (created at step 3)
Save the profile
Return back to profile and activate it.
Restart your set and you are now ready to surf internet.

Setting for LG (KP 110, KG 970)
Create Access point firstly as follows
Go to Menu, Settings
Go to network access points
Click options and create new access point
Name: Ntc
Bearer: GPRS
APN: ntwap
Leave other fields as it is.
Now return back to browser, settings
Go to Network profiles, Options
Create new profile
Account Name: Ntc
Homepage:
http://wap.ntc.net.np
Proxy: On
IP Address: 192.80.7.133
Port: 8000
Access point: Select above created 'Ntc'
Return back to Network profiles and activate the created new profile
Restart your set and you are now ready to surf internet.

Setting for Spice:
Enter main menu.
Choose Setting, Connect setting.
Choose GPRS.
Edit any of the existing operator
Account name: Ntc
APN : ntwap
Leave user name and password blank
Auth. Type : Normal
Gateway : 192.080.007.133
Port : 8000
Press ok and save it.
Return back to Menu and select services
Go to WAP Setup
Account:  Ntc
Connect Type: HTTP
Homepage:
http://wap.ntc.net.np
Auto offline: None
Restart your set and you are now ready to surf internet

Setting for T-Mobile
Press Start/Main Menu
Go to Settings, Connections, GPRS
Go to Menu on right side and Press Add
Description: Ntc
Connects to: The Internet
Access point: ntnet
Leave other fields blank and press save.
Restart your set and you are now ready to surf internet.
Setting for i-phone

Go to Menu
Go to Settings,
Go to General, Network
Go to Cellular Data Network
APN: ntnet
Leave username and password blank
Data Roaming: ON
Restart your set and you are now ready to surf internet.

Setting for HTC, O2, Windows Mobile, Sony Ericsson P3600i
Go to Start Menu, Settings
Go to Connections tab
Add new Modem Connection
Enter Name: Ntc
Select Modem: GPRS
Access point name: ntnet
Leave other fields as it is and finish.
Go to General Tab and give name as 'Ntc GPRS'
Return back to connections, Advanced Tab
Go to Select Networks and edit Network mgmt.
Programs that connect to the Internet should connect using: Ntc GPRS
Programs that connect to private network should connect using : Ntc GPRS
Restart your set and you are now ready to surf internet.

Setting for Mitsubishi:
1. Enter the main menu.
2. Go to wap and then go to setting.
3. Go to wap profile and choose any one of existing.
4. Provide profile name: Ntc
5. Homepage: wap.ntc.net.np
6. select gateway setting.
7. provide Ip:192.80.7.133
8. Enter proxy parameter.
9. provide push proxy Ip address:192.80.7.133
10. Return and select Ntc.

Operator :- Spicenepal

The spicenepal users (Mero Mobile subscribers) have a little advantage. All you need to do is call 9005 from your headset and ask for GPRS settings and an automatic settings will be sent to you and save and enjoy the internet.

Manual Settings

GPRS Settings for O2
Settings for O2
- Press "Start"
-  Select  "8 Settings"
-  Select  "9 More…"
-  Select  "Data Connections"
-  Press   "Menu"
-  Select  "Edit Connections"
-  Select  "GPRS Connections"
-  Press   "Menu"
-  Select  "Add"
-  Enter Description: MeroGprs
-  Select Connects to: WAP Network/GPRS Netwrok
-  Enter Access point: mero
-  Enter User name:
-  Enter Password:
-  Leave blank for "Primary DNS" , "Secondary DNS" & "IP address"
-  Press "Done"
-  You should see "MeroGprs" profile is created
-  Press "Done"
-  Select  "Proxy Connections"
-  Press  "Menu"
-  Select  "Add"
-  Enter Description: MeroGprs
-  Select Connects from: The Internet
-  Select Connects to: WAP Network
-  Enter Access point: mero
-  Enter Proxy (name:port): 192.168.19.15:9201
-  Select Type: WAP
-  Leave blank for “User name” & “Password”
-  Press "Done"
-  You should see "MeroGprs" profile is created
-  Press  "Done"
-  Press  "Done"
-  Under "WAP Connection:" , "MeroGprs" profile is selected.
-  Press "Done"
Note: The Xphone do not support Fun MMS, Funbox and Java.
Spice Nepal - Mero Mobile
http://www.spicenepal.com

GPRS Settings for HTC (Window base mobile)
Go to Menu-> Setting
In Setting- Click to connections
In connections- Click to Connections, then
In Connections -Internet Setup- click Add new modems
Enter the name of the connection- Enter “MeroGprs”
Select a Modem- select “GPRS”
Press Next
Access point name- mero
Press Next
User Name-Leave blank
Password-Leave blank
Domain*-Leave blank
Click Finish
Spice Nepal - Mero Mobile
http://www.spicenepal.com

GPRS Settings for Nokia
Nokia 3510  3300 
Nokia 7650  3650  3660
Nokia N70  N95  N80  N73  N91  N90  N93  N92  N72  N71  N75  N76
Nokia 8310  6510  8910  7210  6610  6100  3530  7250i  6108  3100  3120  3200  3108
Nokia 6230  5140
Nokia 6600  7610  6260  6670  3230
Nokia 7600  7200
Nokia 3220
Nokia 3510/3300  
- Press the left button for Menu. Scroll to Services and press Select
- Scroll down to Settings and press Select
- Select Active service settings and press Select
-   Select Set 1 and press Activate
-   Scroll down to Edit active service settings and press Select
-   At Settings name, press Select
-   Enter MeroGprs and press OK
- Scroll down to Homepage and press Select
-   Enter
http://merowap.com and press OK
-   Scroll down to Session mode and select Permanent.
-   Scroll down to Connection security and select Off.
-   Scroll down to Data bearer and select GPRS.
-   Scroll down to GPRS connection and select When needed.
-   Scroll down to GPRS access point.
-   Enter mero and press OK.
- Scroll down to IP address.
-   Enter 192.168.19.15 and press OK.
- Scroll down to Authentication type and select Normal.
- Scroll down to Login type and select Automatic.
- Scroll down to User name and Password, leave it unchanged.
- To begin accessing MeroGprs, go to Menu > Services and select Home.
Nokia 7650/3650/3660
- Press the left button for Menu. Scroll down to Tool. Select Options and choose Tools
- Alternatively, click once on the navigating button
- Under Tools, select Settings and click. Scroll down to Connection and click on the navigating button
- Select Access Point and click once
- Click on Options, scroll down to New Access Point and select use default settings.
- Type the following:
- Connection name: MerpGprs
- Data bearer: GPRS
- Access Point Name: mero
- User name:
- Prompt password: No
- Password:
- Authentication: Normal
- Gateway IP address: 192.168.19.15
- Homepage:
http://merowap.com
- Connection security: Off
- Session mode: Permanent
Spice Nepal - Mero Mobile
http://www.spicenepal.com Powered by Joomla! Generated: 31 December, 2008, 11:19 - To begin accessing homepage , go to Menu > Services and select MeroGprs
Nokia N70/N95/N80/N73/N91/N90/N93/N92/N72/N71/N75/N76
- From the main menu, go to Tools folder and select Settings > Connection > Access points
- From Access Points menu, select Options > New Access point > Use default settings
- Next, for each of the fields enter accordingly
- • Connection name - MeroGPRS
- • Data bearer - GPRS
- • Access point name – mero
- • User name -
- • Prompt Password - No
- • Password -
- • Authentication - Normal
- • Gateway IP address –
- • Homepage -
http://merowap.com
- • Connection Security - off
- • Session mode - Permanent
- Press the Options button and go to Advanced settings
- Under the Advanced settings, key in the following:
- Phone IP address: Automatic
- Do not key in anything for Primary name server, Second name server
- Proxy serv. Address:
- Proxy port number:
- Then 2 time click back
- Under connection setting > GPRS
-  From GPRS, click and key in Gprs connection: When needed
- Access point: Mero
- To launch homepage, make sure that MeroGprs has been selected as the default access point. Go to Services, select
MeroGprs, press the Options button and select Download. You can start using MeroGprs.
Nokia 8310/6510/8910/7210/6610/6100/3530/7250 /6108/3100/3120/3200/3108
- Go to Main Menu. Scroll to Services and press Select.
- Scroll down to Settings and press Select.
- Select Active service settings and press Select.
- Select Set 1 and press Activate. Scroll down to Edit active service settings and press Select.
- At Settings name, press Select. Enter MeroGprs and press OK.
- Homepage: select. Enter
http://merowap.com and press OK.
- Session mode: select Permanent.
- Connection security: select OFF.
- Data bearer: select GPRS.
- GPRS connection: select When needed (not applicable to N7610)
- GPRS access point: Enter mero and press OK.
- IP address: Enter 192.168.19.15 and press OK.
- Authentication type: select Normal.
- Login type: select Automatic.
- User name: Leave blank
- Password: Leave blank
- To begin accessing Merogprs, go to Menu > Services and select Home.
Nokia 6230/5140 
- Select Services from Menu.
- Select Settings.
- Select Connection settings.
- Select Active service settings.    
- Select (empty) and key in the following:
- Settings’ name: MeroGprs
Spice Nepal - Mero Mobile
http://www.spicenepal.com Powered by Joomla! Generated: 31 December, 2008, 11:19 - Homepage: http://merowap.com
- Proxies: Enable
- Primary proxy: 192.168.19.15
- Port: 9201
- Leave Secondary proxy, Primary DNS address and Secondary DNS address blank.
- Data bearer: GPRS
- Select Bearer settings.
- GPRS access point: mero
- Authentication type: Normal
- Login type: Automatic
- User name:
- Password:  
- Enter Back to go back to Connection Setting    
- To launch MeroGprs Mobile service, go to Services in Menu.
- Go to Bookmark and enter
http://merwap.com or any
Nokia 6600/7610/6260/6670/3230
- Go to Settings from Main Menu
- Press Connections
- Select Access points
- Press Options
- Select New Access Point
- Select ‘Use default settings’
- Key in the following:
- Connection name: MeroGprs
- Data bearer: GPRS
- Access point name: mero
- User name: 
- Prompt password: NO
- Password: 
- Authentication: Normal
- Homepage:
http://merowap.com
- Select Options and select Advanced settings.
- Phone IP address : Automatic
- Primary name server : ignore
- Second name server : ignore
- Proxy serv. address :
- Proxy port number :
- Press Back twice to save the settings
- To launch MeroGprs  service, go to Web in Main Menu. 
- Press Options.
- Select MeroGprs as the default access point
- Press Back to go to Bookmarks
- Start surfing
- To launch GPRS service, go to Web in Menu.
- Select MeroGprs as the default access point in Setting
Nokia 7600/7200
- From the main Menu, select Services
- Select Settings and then choose Connection settings
- Select <empty>under Active service settings.
- Then go to Edit active service setting.
- Key in the following:
- Settings&rsquo; name: MeroGprs
- Homepage:
http://merowap.com
- Proxies: Enable
- Primary proxy: 192.168.19.15:9201
- Need no key in anything for Secondary proxy
Spice Nepal - Mero Mobile
http://www.spicenepal.com Data bearer: GPRS
- Go to Bearer Settings
-         Under bearer settings, key in the following:
- GPRS access point: mero
- Authentication type: Normal
- Login type: Automatic
- User name:
- Password:
- To launch GPRS service, make sure that MeroGprs has been selected as the default access point
- Go to Services, select MeroGprs, press the Options button and select Download
- You can start using GPRS service
Nokia 3220
- Go to Settings from main Menu
- Select Configuration settings.
- Select Personal configuration settings.
- Press Add new.
- Select Services. Web/Services
- Key in the following:
- Account name: MeroGprs
- Homepage:
http://merowap.com
- User name:
- Password: 
- Access point settings: Select Yes
- Proxy: Disable
- Proxy address: 
- Proxy port:
- Data bearer: GPRS
- Select Bearer settings.
- GPRS access point: Mero
- Authentication: Normal
- User name:
- Password: 
- Press Back three times to go back to Personal account.
- Press Options.
- Select Activate.
- Press Back
- Go to configuration settings
- Select Default configuration settings, in there set Personal config. Setting as default
- Then you go back to the main menu
- Select Services
- Select Home to launch the browser to access MeroGprs
Spice Nepal - Mero Mobile
http://www.spicenepal.com

GPRS Settings for MOTOROLA
Motorola C650   V600
Motorola C331   T720  C350
Motorola V300   V303
MOTOROLA A760
Motorola C650/V600
- Press the center button above the mouse key
- Select Web Access
- Go to Web Sessions and select
- Select [New Entry] and press the center button
- Select New
- Key in the following:
-   Name: MeroGprs
-   Homepage:
http://merowap.com
-   Service Type1: WAP
-   Gateway IP 1: 192.168.19.15
-   Port 1: 9201
-   Leave Domain1, Service Type2, Gateway IP2, Port 2, Domain 2, DNS1, DNS2 as unchanged
-   Timeout: 15 minutes
-   CSD No.1:
-   User Name 1:
-   Password 1:
-   Speed(Bps)1:14400
-   Line Type 1: ISDN
-   Leave CSD No.2, User Name 2, Password 2, Speed(Bps)2, Line, Type2 as unchanged
-   GPRS APN: mero
-   User Name:
-   Password:
- Enter Done.
- 3 To set GPRS service as the default, Select MeroGprs and
- press the center button.
- Select 'Set default'.
Motorola C331/ T720/ C350
- Press the middle Menu key.
- Scroll to More and press Select.
- (For C330 and C350, Skip this step).
- Next, scroll to Web Sessions and Select [New Entry].
- Enter the followings:
- &bull; Name: MeroGprs
- &bull; Homepage:
http://merowap.com
- &bull; WAP IP 1: 192.168.19.15
- &bull; WAP Port 1: 9201
- &bull; GPRS APN: mero
- &bull; User Name: 
- &bull; Password:
- To begin accessing MeroGprs on GPRS, go to Menu > Web Sessions, and select MeroGprs.
Spice Nepal - Mero Mobile
http://www.spicenepal.com Powered by Joomla! Generated: 31 December, 2008, 11:21Motorola V300 / V303 to Access GPRS
- From the main Menu, go to WebAccess. Select Web Sessions.
- Select [New Entry]
- Key in the following:
- Name: MeroGprs
- Homepage:
http://merowap.com
- Gateway IP: 192.168.19.15
- Port 1: 9201
- Leave "Domain 1" blank
- Service Type 1: WAP
- Leave Gateway IP 2, Port 2, Domain 2, Service Type 2, DNS 1, DNS 2,
- Timeout as it is. Need no key in or do anything to these fields.
- User Name 1:
- Password 1:
- Speed (BPS)1: 14400
- Line Type 1: ISDN
- Go directly to GPRS APN:  mero
- User Name:
- Password:
- Press "Done"
- Set MeroGprs as default.
- To launch gprs, press "Launch" after selecting "MeroGprs"
-
MOTOROLA A760
- STEP ACTION
- Main Menu (Home) > Select Telephone Icon (on the left hand side)
- Select Network > tap ICON1 > select Delete All
- 'Delete All?' > press Yes
- Tap ICON2
- Profile name : MeroGprs
- GPRS APN : mero
- Go back to Main Menu > Select Browser.
- Select ICON1 > select Browser profile setting > select Clear All
- 'Delete All?' > press Yes
- Tap ICON2
- Tap [New Entry] until appear menu > Select Set to Default
- 'Changed: Default .......' > press OK
- Tap 'right' icon
- Tap ICON2
- Profile Name : MeroGprs
- Primary IP : 192.168.19.15
- Port : 9201
- Secondary IP : 0.0.0.0
- Port : 0
- Homepage :
http://merowap.com
- Network Link : MeroGprs
- Press Done
- 'Changed: MeroGprs .........' > Press OK
- To Launch Main Menu > Select Browser.
Spice Nepal - Mero Mobile
http://www.spicenepal.com

GPRS Settings for MOTOROLA
Motorola C650   V600
Motorola C331   T720  C350
Motorola V300   V303
MOTOROLA A760
Motorola C650/V600
- Press the center button above the mouse key
- Select Web Access
- Go to Web Sessions and select
- Select [New Entry] and press the center button
- Select New
- Key in the following:
-   Name: MeroGprs
-   Homepage:
http://merowap.com
-   Service Type1: WAP
-   Gateway IP 1: 192.168.19.15
-   Port 1: 9201
-   Leave Domain1, Service Type2, Gateway IP2, Port 2, Domain 2, DNS1, DNS2 as unchanged
-   Timeout: 15 minutes
-   CSD No.1:
-   User Name 1:
-   Password 1:
-   Speed(Bps)1:14400
-   Line Type 1: ISDN
-   Leave CSD No.2, User Name 2, Password 2, Speed(Bps)2, Line, Type2 as unchanged
-   GPRS APN: mero
-   User Name:
-   Password:
- Enter Done.
- 3 To set GPRS service as the default, Select MeroGprs and
- press the center button.
- Select 'Set default'.
Motorola C331/ T720/ C350
- Press the middle Menu key.
- Scroll to More and press Select.
- (For C330 and C350, Skip this step).
- Next, scroll to Web Sessions and Select [New Entry].
- Enter the followings:
- &bull; Name: MeroGprs
- &bull; Homepage:
http://merowap.com
- &bull; WAP IP 1: 192.168.19.15
- &bull; WAP Port 1: 9201
- &bull; GPRS APN: mero
- &bull; User Name: 
- &bull; Password:
- To begin accessing MeroGprs on GPRS, go to Menu > Web Sessions, and select MeroGprs.
Spice Nepal - Mero Mobile
http://www.spicenepal.com Powered by Joomla! Generated: 31 December, 2008, 11:21Motorola V300 / V303 to Access GPRS
- From the main Menu, go to WebAccess. Select Web Sessions.
- Select [New Entry]
- Key in the following:
- Name: MeroGprs
- Homepage:
http://merowap.com
- Gateway IP: 192.168.19.15
- Port 1: 9201
- Leave "Domain 1" blank
- Service Type 1: WAP
- Leave Gateway IP 2, Port 2, Domain 2, Service Type 2, DNS 1, DNS 2,
- Timeout as it is. Need no key in or do anything to these fields.
- User Name 1:
- Password 1:
- Speed (BPS)1: 14400
- Line Type 1: ISDN
- Go directly to GPRS APN:  mero
- User Name:
- Password:
- Press "Done"
- Set MeroGprs as default.
- To launch gprs, press "Launch" after selecting "MeroGprs"
-
MOTOROLA A760
- STEP ACTION
- Main Menu (Home) > Select Telephone Icon (on the left hand side)
- Select Network > tap ICON1 > select Delete All
- 'Delete All?' > press Yes
- Tap ICON2
- Profile name : MeroGprs
- GPRS APN : mero
- Go back to Main Menu > Select Browser.
- Select ICON1 > select Browser profile setting > select Clear All
- 'Delete All?' > press Yes
- Tap ICON2
- Tap [New Entry] until appear menu > Select Set to Default
- 'Changed: Default .......' > press OK
- Tap 'right' icon
- Tap ICON2
- Profile Name : MeroGprs
- Primary IP : 192.168.19.15
- Port : 9201
- Secondary IP : 0.0.0.0
- Port : 0
- Homepage :
http://merowap.com
- Network Link : MeroGprs
- Press Done
- 'Changed: MeroGprs .........' > Press OK
- To Launch Main Menu > Select Browser.
Spice Nepal - Mero Mobile
http://www.spicenepal.com

GPRS Settings for Sony Ericssons
Sony Ericsson T230
Sony Ericsson T610  T630   Z200   Z600
Sony Ericsson K700i   K500i   S700i
Ericsson P800
Sony Ericsson P900
Sony Ericsson T230
- Go to "Web services" on the main menu and press the middle button Web services
- Select 'Options' and then select 'WAP profiles'
- Select 'New profile' and give the profile name "MeroGprs"
- Go to 'Connect using' an select New account
- Select 'GPRS data' and give the name
- APN:  "mero"
- User ID:
- Password:
- Select 'save'
- Select the new account created
- Key in the IP address: 192.168.19.15
- Select 'save'
- At the WAP profile menu, select the profile created
- Go to 'Advanced' and change the homepage
- Key in 'MeroGprs' and the address as
http://merowap.com
- To start using MeroGprs, go to Web services and select MeroGprs
  Sony Ericsson T610/T630/Z200/Z600
- Push the jog-dial for main menu, press * or  go to Connectivity and select WAP option
- Go to WAP profiles, select New profile and press Add
- Enter Name: <Your preferred name > e.g. MeroGprs
- Go to Connect using, and Add New Account
- Select Account type: GPRS data
- Enter Name of New account < Your preferred name > e.g. MeroGprs
- Enter APN: mero
- Enter User id:
- Enter Password:
- Press Save to save your account, select your account name
- Enter IP address: 192.168.19.15
- Select Save, under WAP profiles main menu, select your profile again and press Edit
- Go to Advanced, enter Change homepage:
http://merowap.com
- Press the back arrow key to return to Connectivity main menu, and scroll down to Data comm.
- Select Data accounts, go to your new profile, and select Edit
- Scroll down to advanced setting
- Select Authentication: Normal
- Leave default for the rest of the settings
- Press the back arrow key to return to the main menu
- Go to Internet services
- Select MerpGprs to access the url or you may also use the quick access button on the right-hand side of the phone
Sony Ericsson K700i & K500i/S700i
- From main Menu, go to Connectivity, select Data communication
- Select Data account, Select Account type: GPRS data
- Select New profile and press Add/ Edit
Spice Nepal - Mero Mobile
http://www.spicenepal.com Powered by Joomla! Generated: 31 December, 2008, 11:20 - Key in the following:
- Name: MeroGprs
- APN: mero
- Password request: Off
- Username: 
- Password: 
-   Allow calls: Automatic
- IP address: 
-   DNS address: leave it blank
-   Select Authentication: None
- Data compression: Off
-   Header compression: Off
- Press Save.
- Press the back arrow key to return to the main menu
- Go to Internet services
- select New profile and press Add/Edit
-  Enter Name: MeroGprs
-  Go to Connect using: scroll to MeroGprs and press  Select
- Press Save
- In Internet profiles, select MeroGprs and press More. (optional)
- Go to Advanced and select Change homepage
- Name: MeroGprs
- Address:
http://merowap.com
- Press Save
- Press the back arrow key to return to Connectivity main menu, and scroll down to Internet services
- Select MerpGprs to access the url or you may also use the quick access button on the right-hand side of the phone
Ericsson P800
- Click on Control Panel and select WAP account
- Tap on Basic and select New. Enter the following:
- 􀂃 Account Name: MeroGprs
- 􀂃 Internet account: Preferred
- ? User Proxy: NO
- 􀂃 Address:
- 􀂃 Port:
- Go back to Control Panel and select Internet account.
- Click on New and type the following:
- Account Name: MeroGprs
-   Connection Type: GPRS
- Once you click Done, select MeroGprs under Preferred dropdown list.
- Click Done.
- Click on the 3rd top icon from the right.
- Click Edit and select Preferences
- Type in the following:
- Homepage location:
http://Merowap.com
- WAP account:
- To access gprs ,click on the top right icon and select Internet.
- To access other websites, launch the browser, click Internet and Open
- Page and type in the URL.
Sony Ericsson P900
- Go to the Application icon and select Control panel.
- Select Internet Accounts.
- Select New
- Key in the following:
- Account name: MeroGprs
- Connection type: GPRS
Spice Nepal - Mero Mobile
http://www.spicenepal.com Powered by Joomla! Generated: 31 December, 2008, 11:20 - Select Advanced
- Select User name and password required and key in the following:
- User name:
- Password:
- Address: mero
- Select Done
- Select Preferred: MeroGprs
- Select Done
- Go to WAP accounts
- Select New and key in the following:
- Account name: MeroGprs
- Internet account: Scroll and select MeroGprs
- Use Proxy: Disable
-     Enter Address:
-     Port:
-     Skip Username and Password and select Done.
- Go to Preferred and scroll to
-     Select Preferred: MeroGprs
-     Select Done to complete the settings
- To launch gprs, tap on the globe at the top menu bar and enter:
http://merowap.com as the homepage.
Spice Nepal - Mero Mobile
http://www.spicenepal.com

Yes, it is known that on the inbuilt browsers of mobile phone the the cost for browsing is much high because it tries to read the source code and certificates of the websites. But you can still add browser application like Operamini, Bolt, Teashark which will make your browsing easy and very cheep. These browsers help you to keep history, save images ,write something on the portal etc. You can also look for applications like Skype for mobile phones that will allow you to make cheap international calls and sms. Some really good mobile application that help you to accomplish your work are calculator, Dictionary, E-books reader, Weather underground , Maps application etc.

Some of the websites that are providing applications for your mobile phones are mention as :

  • http://microsoft.com/windowsmobile/enus/downloads/microsoft/default.mspx
  • http://getjar.com
  • http://onsmartphone.com
  • http://mobile9.com
  • http://javaworld.com

    There is a lot to look for on the mobile phone, so not only just talk and listen music on your phone try to benefit from the powerful device you have in your pocket.

     

     

     

     

  • Posted: 08-27-2009 1:55 PM by RAVI SINGHAL with 10 comment(s)

    Incoming and outgoing Servers???

    Windows Live Hotmail aka MSN Hotmail has finally added POP3 and SMTP support for its free user base. Previously, POP3 and SMTP access is only available to paid Windows Live Hotmail Plus subscribers. POP3 and SMTP protocols allows user to use desktop-based or mobiled-based (such as I Phone) email client to access Hotmail mailboxes without opening web browser to browse to web-based Hotmail online.
    The free POP3 and SMTP access is available to all, each and every Hotmail,MSN,Live and Outlook.com users now. However, during the initial rolling out stage, the POP3 and SMTP support on the Hotmail account was enabled in stage by country and regional market. Windows Live blog
    announced that Hotmail users in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, Japan, Spain, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands are the first to enjoy the free POP3 and SMTP service as part of Hotmail wave 3 roll out. Good news was, all Hotmail users  had POP3 and SMTP enabled and turned on in their account by end of 2009.

    To setup mail client to access Windows Live Hotmail account,Windows Live account, use the following Hotmail,live and Outlook POP3 and SMTP configuration settings:

    Incoming Server (POP3 Server): pop3.live.com
    Incoming Server POP Port: 995
    Incoming Server POP SSL Encryption: Yes (On or Required)

    Outgoing Server (SMTP Server): smtp.live.com
    Outgoing Server SMTP Port: 25
    Outgoing Server Authentication: Yes (On – Use POP username and password or Hotmail credentials)
    Outgoing Server TLS or SSL Secure Encrypted Connection: Yes (On or Required)

    Tip (by Ravi): Outgoing Server of Hotmail also supports port 587, useful for people who encounters error for STMP due to ISP blockage or any other reason.

    User Name: Windows Live ID (e.g. user@live.com)
    Password: password used to sign in to Hotmail or Windows Live service

    Note: “Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)” check box in Outlook, Outlook Express or Windows Live Mail should not be selected.

    For user who can’t access Hotmail via POP3 yet, try Microsoft Office Outlook Connector instead.

    Posted: 08-23-2009 12:14 AM by RAVI SINGHAL with 7 comment(s)

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    I am still XP and “ Am I Behind” ??

     

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    I am sure many of the people in Nepal are still working on Windows XP as our hardware is not of enough strength.So, what is it? Are we really behind? No I don't think so, and we should thank Microsoft for this.All the new applications which are included in Windows Vista and Windows 7 are still available on the web for XP and runs equally good with your Windows XP. The new Windows XP Service Pack 3 is a good example of that. Windows XP SP 3 is not only a OS for basic home user but is equally good for IT professionals. In the last few years Windows Defender is the best application included in OS and previously it was released (inbuilt) with Windows Vista (The most Secure OS I have experienced), but now it is easily available to download at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads which works equally good as it does with the two newer Operating Systems. Again talking about the new sensation “ Internet Explorer 8” is also available for Windows XP which makes us enjoy the web as we can do on the other two Operating Systems.The newer technology like silver light, Windows Media Player 11, Windows Installer 4.5, Windows Live writer, Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Photo Gallery etc are all compatible with Windows XP SP3.

    So, What is Windows XP SP 3 ?

    Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) is a free update for Windows XP. SP3 includes all previously released Windows XP updates, including security updates, hotfixes, and select out-of-band releases. To install SP3, either Windows XP Service Pack 1a (SP1a) or Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) must already be installed.

    What Is In Service Pack 3

    Windows XP SP3 includes all previously released Windows XP updates, including security updates and hotfixes, and select out-of-band releases. For example, the service pack includes functionality previously released as updates, such as the Microsoft® Management Console (MMC) 3.0 and the Microsoft Core XML Services 6.0 (MSXML6).

    Microsoft is not adding significant functionality from newer versions of Windows, such as Windows Vista, to Windows XP through XP SP3. For instance, Windows XP SP3 does not include Windows Internet Explorer 7, although Windows XP SP3 does include updates to both Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7, and it will update whichever version is installed on the computer.

    One notable exception is that, SP3 does include Network Access Protection (NAP) to help organizations that use Windows XP to take advantage of new features in the Windows Server® 2008 operating system.

    Windows XP SP3 will be available through Windows Update and the Microsoft Download Center. The service pack will also be available to Volume License customers, TechNet subscribers, and MSDN® subscribers. Through Windows Update, the download size varies, but it is typically 70 megabytes (MB), depending on the computer’s configuration. Through the Download Center, the download size is approximately 580 MB.

    Fundamentally, deploying Windows XP SP3 works the same as deploying SP1 and SP2 for Windows XP:

    · SP3 is cumulative, so users can install SP3 on top of Windows XP SP1 or SP2.

    · Windows XP SP3 supports the same languages as Windows XP did in its initial release.

    · You can run the SP3 update package on any edition of Windows XP SP1 or SP2. For example, you can run the SP3 update package on a computer running the Windows XP Media Center Edition with SP1. The exceptions are Embedded editions for XP.

    · Tools and guidance for system administrators have not fundamentally changed from Windows XP SP2. For comprehensive information, visit the Deploy Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Service Pack 2 Deployment Information sites on Microsoft TechNet.

    · You can deploy SP3 using Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, or third-party solutions. The process has not fundamentally changed.

    Windows XP SP3 is for x86 editions of Windows XP only. The x64 editions of Windows XP were serviced by Windows Server 2003 SP2. For additional information, go to Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.

    So if you are XP and think you are behind ? You are wrong my friend but all you need to do is upgrade yourself  to newer technology and live it.

    Lastly, If you have good hardware, than why not ? newer OS like Vista and Windows 7.

    Posted: 08-20-2009 10:14 PM by RAVI SINGHAL with 12 comment(s)

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    Internet Protocol (IP)

    What is an IP address?

    Every device connected to the public Internet is assigned a unique number known as an Internet Protocol (IP) address.

    IP addresses consist of four numbers separated by periods (also called a 'dotted-quad') and look something like 127.0.0.1.

    Since these numbers are usually assigned to internet service providers within region-based blocks, an IP address can often be used to identify the region or country from which a computer is connecting to the Internet. An IP address can sometimes be used to show the user's general location.

    Because the numbers may be tedious to deal with, an IP address may also be assigned to a Host name, which is sometimes easier to remember. Hostnames may be looked up to find IP addresses, and vice-versa. At one time ISPs issued one IP address to each user. These are called static IP addresses. Because there is a limited number of IP addresses and with increased usage of the internet ISPs now issue IP addresses in a dynamic fashion out of a pool of IP addresses (Using DHCP). These are referred to as dynamic IP addresses. This also limits the ability of the user to host websites, mail servers, ftp servers, etc. In addition to users connecting to the internet, with virtual hosting, a single machine can act like multiple machines (with multiple domain names and IP addresses).

    How do I change my IP address?
    "How do I change my IP address?" and "Can I change my IP address?" are probably the most commonly asked questions. Please attempt the following then, if that does not work, visit the Change IP Address forum.
    Before trying any other methods to change your IP address, try turning off (or unplugging the power of) your Cable/DSL modem for five minutes. In many cases this will change your IP address. However, if that does not change your IP address, repeat the process for 8 hours (overnight works well) instead of 5 minutes. Hopefully this will result in an IP change.

    If the above does not result in your IP address changing, please look through the below for the situation that best matches yours and attempt to change your IP address that way. Unfortunately you are not able to get your IP address to change in all cases, as it is ultimate determined by your ISP's DHCP configuration (when you've got a dynamically assigned IP address, that is.)

    Windows - Computer connected directly to the modem

    1.Get to a command prompt. (START, run, cmd).
    2.Type "ipconfig /release" (without the quotes, on the command line by itself).
    3.Type "ipconfig /renew" (without the quotes, on the command line by itself).
    Windows (second option) - Computer connected directly to the modem

    1.Get to a command prompt. (START, run, cmd).
    2.Type "ipconfig /release" (without the quotes).
    3.Shut down computer.
    4.Turn off computer.
    5.Turn off all ethernet hubs/switches.
    6.Turn off cable/DSL modem.
    7.Leave off overnight.
    8.Turn everything back on.
    Network with Router

    1.Log into the router's admin console. (Often http://192.168.1.1/)
    2.Release the IP address. (Method varies by router manufacturer)
    3.Turn off router, ethernet hubs/switches, and the cable/DSL modem.
    4.Leave off overnight.
    5.Turn everything back on.
    If you are using a cable/DSL modem and a router, you may wish to connect your computer directly to the cable/DSL modem. Please note that this could significantly impact your system security. This allows your ISP's DHCP to issue you a new (hopefully changed) IP address based of the (hardware) MAC address of your computer's ethernet card.

    If all the above has not worked to change your IP address and you have a router, check and see if there is a "Clone MAC Address" option. Using it should change your IP address; however, you'll only be able to do it once (in most cases).

    These will not work in all cases. If all else fails contact your internet service provider (ISP) and ask them if they are able to change your IP address or how long your connection needs to be off for your IP address to change.

    If you trying to change your IP address because you are just trying to access web based forums you may wish to attempt to configure your internet browser to use a proxy server.

    Website Based Proxy Servers
    A Website based proxy server is a website that provides a form for you to enter the URL of a website that you wish to anonymously visit. When you submit the form the website proxy server makes a request for the page that you want to visit. The machine usually does not identify itself as a proxy server and does not pass along your IP address in the request for the page. The features of these sites vary (ad blocking, JavaScript blocking, etc) as does their price. Some are free and some charge. Examples of website proxy services are: http://proxy.com
    Browser Configured Proxy Servers

    There are also stand alone proxy servers that allow for you to configure your browser to route your browser traffic through that machine, which then makes a request for a page on your behalf, and then sends you the results. These are usually used at no cost to the user. Since they are accessible to the public these are often quite slow. Please see instructions for using a proxy server. There are a variety of types of these proxy servers:

    Transparent Proxy - This type of proxy server identifies itself as a proxy server and also makes the original IP address available through the http headers. These are generally used for their ability to cache websites and do not effectively provide any anonymity to those who use them. However, the use of a transparent proxy will get you around simple IP bans. They are transparent in the terms that your IP address is exposed, not transparent in the terms that you do not know that you are using it (your system is not specifically configured to use it.) This type of proxy server does not hide your IP address.

    Anonymous Proxy - This type of proxy server identifies itself as a proxy server, but does not make the original IP address available. This type of proxy server is detectable, but provides reasonable anonymity for most users. This type of proxy server will hide your IP address.

    Distorting Proxy - This type of proxy server identifies itself as a proxy server, but make an incorrect original IP address available through the http headers. This type of proxy server will hide your IP address.

    High Anonymity Proxy - This type of proxy server does not identify itself as a proxy server and does not make available the original IP address. This type of proxy server will hide your IP address.
    Installed Software Proxy Servers

    There are a variety of companies and software packages available at either a onetime cost or at an annual subscription. These are usually faster and more reliable than the above proxy servers. Some of these services would include:

    • Hide My IP
    • Anonymizer.com's Anonymous Surfing
    • Ghost Surf 2007 Platinum
    • TOR

    Anonymous Proxy Risks
    In using a proxy server (for example, anonym zing HTTP proxy), all data sent to the service being used (for example, HTTP server in a website) must pass through the proxy server before being sent to the service, mostly in unencrypted form. It is therefore possible, and has been demonstrated, for a malicious proxy server to record everything sent to the proxy: including unencrypted logins and passwords.

    By chaining proxies which do not reveal data about the original requester, it is possible to obfuscate activities from the eyes of the user's destination. However, more traces will be left on the intermediate hops, which could be used or offered up to trace the user's activities. If the policies and administrators of these other proxies are unknown, the user may fall victim to a false sense of security just because those details are out of sight and mind.

    The bottom line of this is to be wary when using proxy servers, and only use proxy servers of known integrity (e.g., the owner is known and trusted, has a clear privacy policy, etc.), and never use proxy servers of unknown integrity. If there is no choice but to use unknown proxy servers, do not pass any private information (unless it is properly encrypted) through the proxy.

    Posted: 08-18-2009 12:28 PM by RAVI SINGHAL with 3 comment(s)