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Anonymous
 
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 05:20 am:   

Hello Bryce,

I am holding a project in which i am using the nowsms as my MMSC to send mms messages from my PC to a nokia mobile phone using a modem (MC35).I am using the default gateway settings.

My problem is that i recieve the mms message on my mobile but i am not able to connect to the URL i get in order to retrieve the contents.

I have been told lately that my mobile settings are wrong. so my question is:
1) in the mms setting of the mobile phone i need to specify the mms URL or path. but i am not sure of the path. where are the URLs stored on my pc?

2)Regarding the Wap settingson the phone i just want to make sure of 2 things:
-The IP address should be the IP address of my PC.
-The dial up number should be the sim card number of my GSM/GPRS modem.
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
Board Administrator
Username: Bryce

Post Number: 2263
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 03:33 pm:   

Hi,

The first piece of advice that I'd offer is that you can configure NowSMS to send messages through the operator MMSC, instead of using the default mode of direct MMS delivery.

There are two different ways that NowSMS can be configured to send MMS messages, as described in the following thread:

http://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/589.html

For more information on this, see:

http://www.nowsms.com/documentation/ProductDocumentation/mms_notifications_and_c ontent/Connecting_to_operator_MMSC.htm

If you try this approach, note the advice in the following thread:

http://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/485/3186.html

Now, assuming that you know about the alternative of submitting through an operator MMSC, but want to perform direct MMS delivery, then continue on with this advice.

Start with the advice in the following URL:

http://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/485/1958.html

If you are still having trouble connecting, try the Multimedia WAP Push function instead. If that works, then your "Local Host Name or IP Address" setting is correct, and there is external connectivity available to fetch a URL from your PC.

If that doesn't work either, then there is a problem connecting in from the internet to your PC. (This is required for the client to be able to retrieve the content of an MMS or of a Multimedia WAP Push.)

Verify that your MMSC is accessible over the open internet, and that it is not blocked by a firewall. The receiving phone needs to connect back into the MMSC to retrieve the message. Try connecting to the HTTP port of the MMSC with a web browser over the internet. You'll just get a "page not found" error on the browser ... but you would see a log entry on the MMSC indicating that there had been a request received.

If you do not see that log entry, then there is a connectivity problem, and NowSMS on your PC is not accessible over the internet.

If you were able to see the log entry when the PC browser made a request, re-configure your MMSC to use HTTP port 80. Some operator WAP gateways have firewalls that prevent access to any content that is on a port other than port 80. If you are sending an MMS notification message where the content server resides on a port other than 80, change the content server to use HTTP port 80. Repeat your attempt to send an MMS message. Note that changing these settings will only affect messages that are sent after the change is made, they will not change attributes of messages that were already sent.

Assuming that "Multimedia WAP Push" was already working, or that it now works after some changes above ...

Next, check the WAP profile that is associated with the MMS setup in your phone, and verify that this is the same WAP profile that you use for regular WAP browsing activities. Many operators have setup restrictive MMS profiles, where the MMS profile connects to a separate GPRS APN, and a separate WAP gateway, which only allow access to the operator MMSC. After changing the MMS setup to use the WAP profile that you use for regular WAP browsing activities, repeat your test.

If you want to configure your phone to send MMS messages through the NowSMS MMSC, you need to create a user account under the "MMSC Users" dialog. And then, in your phone, configure the MMS Server URL (homepage URL in the MMS profile on Nokia phones) to http://server.ip:port/username=password (where server.ip is the IP address of your PC, port is the HTTP port of the MMSC, and username and password corresond to the alias name and password defined in the "MMSC Users" dialog).

Note, some people have had problems when only one name is defined in the "MMSC Users" list. Go ahead and define a second entry as well.

Now back to answer your specific questions ...


quote:

1) in the mms setting of the mobile phone i need to specify the mms URL or path. but i am not sure of the path. where are the URLs stored on my pc?




http://server.ip:port/username=password (where server.ip is the IP address of your PC, port is the HTTP port of the MMSC, and username and password corresond to the alias name and password defined in the "MMSC Users" dialog)


quote:

2)Regarding the Wap settingson the phone i just want to make sure of 2 things:
-The IP address should be the IP address of my PC.
-The dial up number should be the sim card number of my GSM/GPRS modem.




No. The IP address setting refers to the IP address of a WAP gateway (WAP proxy).

The dial-up number is the dial-up number of an access server that provides IP connectivity. (These days, you're usually using GPRS instead.)

If you are going to connect to your own MMSC, it is best to use the settings that your mobile operator recommends for WAP browser connections. The operator's WAP infrastructure is used to proxy to the MMSC.

If you need to setup your own WAP infrastructure for some reason, that is considerably more involved. You can download the WAP proxy at http://www.nowwap.com. But then you would need to configure the phone to connect to a GPRS APN that provided open internet connectivity (so that you could talk to the WAP proxy over the GPRS connection), or you would need to setup a dial-up access server that accepted PPP (dial-up IP) connections from the phone.

-bn
Chee Wen Chan
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Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 03:10 am:   

Greeting
ikpeme
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Posted on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 03:20 pm:   

i need aweb server for my nokia3510i here in nigeria.

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