Set the Browser Access Point Profile for the AT&T 8525

This unfeatured post provides information for (re)establishing wireless Internet access from AT&T/Cingular Data Service (via WAP or MEdia Net) for the HTC/AT&T 8525 mobile device. Or something. This information is useful if you are unable to connect to the Internet and receiving error messages similar to the following:

Error: Your Internet connection is not configured properly. Please verify your settings in Data Connections.

Note: Use of the following settings enables the AT&T 8525 to access MEdia Net (WAP) pages using the MEdia Net connection profile. Additional features such as Wi-Fi and device based e-mail along with other 3rd party applications may not be compatible with the proxy settings associated with the MEdia Net profile. If there are connection issues with e-mail and/or Wi-Fi, configure and use the My ISP profile (404 link removed 2014/02/28) to resolve connectivity issues. Please note that, configuring the AT&T 8525 to use My ISP will disable MEdia Net (WAP) web pages when My ISP is used for connectivity. However, regular Internet (HTML) web page browsing will function as normal.

  1. From the today screen, tap Start, then Settings.
  2. Tap the Connections tab, and then the Connections icon.
  3. Tap the Advanced tab.
  4. Tap Select Networks.
  5. Select MEdia Net, then tap Edit.
  6. With MEdia Net selected, tap Edit.
  7. Enter a name for the connection. Then, from the “Select a modem” drop-down, select Cellular Line (GPRS, 3G) and tap Next.
  8. In the “Access point name” field, enter wap.cingular and tap Next.
  9. Leave the following fields blank, then tap Advanced:
    • Username: <leave blank>
    • Password: <leave blank>
    • Domain: <leave blank>
  10. Verify the following settings, then tap the Servers tab.
    • Use server assigned IP address: Selected
    • Use specific IP address: Unselected
    • Use software compression: Unchecked
    • Use IP header compression: Checked
  11. Verify the following settings, then tap Ok.
    • User server-assigned addresses: Selected
    • Use specific: Unselected
  12. Tap Finish.
  13. Tap the Proxy Settings tab.
  14. Enter the following settings then tap Advanced.
    • This network connects to the Internet: Checked
    • This network uses a proxy server to connect to the Internet: Checked
    • Proxy server: wireless.cingular.com
  15. Tap the HTTP field, enter the following settings, and then tap ok.
    • Server: wireless.cingular.com
    • Port: 80
  16. Tap the Socks field and enter the following settings, then tap ok.
    • Server: wireless.cingular.com
    • Port: 1080
    • Type: Socks 4
  17. Tap ok five times.
  18. Attempt a connection to MEdia Net.

..And that should do it. If anything, use the information contained within this procedure to further troubleshoot and investigate issues related to Web access via the AT&T 8525. For more information, contact your AT&T/Cingular service representative. Peace!

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