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  1. This is a new one. Just checked the Nokia site. While it lists both 3120 and 3125 with the CA42 it only lists the 3120 with the DKU5. So does it make DKU5+3125 a no-no as far as Nokia are concerned.

    Glad to know that a CA42 clone is available. eBay sitll has none on ots site! I suspect that Nokia have brought in the CA42 to try and quench the clone market.

    I have no experience with the CA42 so my comments have to be of a general nature. I was able to install PCSuite 6.6 (overwriting the 6.50 with no hassle. (I had had a minor hassle in installing 6.5 in that while everything worked fine with the GSM suite, I was unable to get things going with the CDMA suite. As both 3120 and 3125 were working, I did not follow it further. May be the clue lies here itself.

    You have to somehow stop the Nokia CA42 driver frme messing you up.

    Some ideas:

    1. Look in the connection manager of the PCSuite. Kill the connection to the CA42. If this is on then the CA42 (Nokia and hence not operational) grabs the line and stops all connectivity. After killing the CA42 connection wait for a minute or so and then reconnect the cable and phone and see if you have some joy on RConnect. If yes, then go into the suite and find where the 'Cheetah' connection is. It can be in the serial /DKU5 set. Switch this on and you should be GO!

    2. Check in your Device Manager. If there is a Nokia CA42 driver listed then getting rid of it, may help.

    3. A long shot here. What you have to do is install the DKU5_2 from the old set. I am assuming that the CA42 driver you have is notning more than a replacement of the DKU5_1 driver.

    One must bear in mind that whether one is using the CA42 or the DKU-5 the phone on serial has to connect to the USB port of the computer, so a protocol conversion is necessary.

    Hope these idea help.

  2. I am using both the 3125 as well as the 3120 on my system. I have had no problems with PC Suite versions 6.5 as well as 6.6.

    From your description it appears that there is a problem with the cable.

    Many of these cables take multiple (I think in one attempt it took about six!) attempts to connect to the phone before they work. Assuming the PC, phone & cable are all separate. Try to connect the cable to the phone. If you get Data Enhancement Not Supported then unplug, wait for a minute and trya gain. You should get something tot he effect Ready for Data or Data Enhancement Connected. I used to face this problem a lot, when all of a sudden things started behaving, and this is very rare now.

    Now connect to the PC. Things should work, since your PC end shoule be OK as the Kingsun (!) shows up in the device manager.

    Remember that to run R World you will have to use the connection manager to disconnect the suite as otherwise it grabs the connection.

    My cable is a cheap clone (~Rs.450 15 months ago). The give away as the box looks super genuine is the spelling (Unicersa Serial Bus) unde the USB logo. In fact my son had bought the cable for his 2280, which worked very well.

  3. When talking about rates also consider service. Here in Kanpur it is almost impossible to connect anywhere on a BSNL mobile (even another BSNL!) in the evenings, and the solution has been 'next month' for over a year! Of late the services of Reliance have improved.

    Also, BSNL prepaids are not off the shelf. You have to wait months, get pushed around when you go to collect your SIM, and so on.

    On their postpaid you get the bill about two days before the due date, if at all, and it has to be paid locally. Also, the web edition may not be available at all in time, or may be wrong, and if there is an underpayment (as per teh 'proper' bill) you are still billed for default. Also, do not expect nay response to your complaints.

    I had a lot of problems with the DAPO Reliance last year, when will all bills paid I got barred thrice, every time when I was out of town. However. after writing to the 'chairmans office' these were sorted out, and things have been fine since.

    Where BSNL scores is its spread to almost every hamlet across the country. If you travel a lot this is a big advantage. The day any other operator gives me such coverage I will dump my BSNL without any regret.

  4. No I am not!!!

    CA-42 is a totally different entity replacing the DKU-5. The difference between DKU5 (and for that matter CA42!) and the DKU-2 are as follows.

    Some Nokia phones have a native USB interface. These use the DKU2. Others are serial, so if you want to connect to USB (hardly any laptops today have serial ports) you need the cable to incorporate a converter. The DKU-5 includes this function.

    You cannot substitute a DKU2 by a DKU5 or vice versa.

  5. I still have the 3125! Got it only a week ago after dumping my LG5130. It has R World as well.

    Replacing the LG 5130 by the Nokia 3125. Yes definitely. That is exactly what I did. The user interface was really bad on the 5130. The data cable did not work (I tried three different cables on two different phones with zero results). Reliance do not have a data cable for the 5130. On the 3125 forget the CA42. I have an old DKU-5 (chinese clone for Rs.4xx). Installed it and it works beautifully. Avoid the CD which comes with the cable, as often these are bad Please follow my post on how to make it work. The PC Suite is also very much improved. I have the 3125 as well as the 3120 and 3220 GSM phones working beautifully and transferring data across from one to the other.

  6. Yes. I have had one for about 5 days. It is superb, with R World Operational. I also have a 3120 (GSM) and the interface has been improved.

    If you want to install R Connect you do not have to look for the CA-42 as is recommended by Reliance. The good old DKU5 (incl. the clones which can be identified by the Uniserca Serial Bus on the box) will work. What I did was the following:

    Download the latest Prolific 2303 driver (say from www.prolific.com or www.usb-drivers.com), Nokia PC Suite 6.5 GSM version (I find this with my 3120 and 3125 equally well, while I was unable to get the CDMA one to go!) and the Reliance RConnect (for the Nokia USB systems).

    Now connect the cable to the PC (no phone at this point) and when prompted point the installer to the .inf file in the driver. This is much better than the DKU5_1 files with the cables. Only run DKU5_2 from the CD. Next install the Nokia PC Suite. You can connect the phone at this point.

    In order to install and run RConnect you must release the Phone from the Nokia suite by using the connection manager to disable the link to the phone. Then Install RConnect and you should be in business.

    I was able to run the 3120, 3125 and the 3220 during the same session. You just disconnect the Prolific Cable and allow the PC to find the disconnection. Then reconnect the cable and (a differenmt phone!). You should get the notification and then the suite works. I was able to transfer the phone book from the 3120 to the 3125 and save a lot of hassle.

    Hope this helps.

  7. Nokia had announced the CA-42 USB cable in the west about one year ago. Now looking at the support for the Nokia 3125 on the Reliance site it appears that Reliance now wants you to use the CA-42 for connectivity.

    It appears that the CA-42 is the 'proper' USB cable for the Nokia uinits which till now used the DKU-5.

    Looking at the Nokia India site one finds no information for data cable for 3125. For the sister GSM phone 3120 Nokia India still lists only the DKU-5. Searching for the CA-42 on Nokia site does give a lot of links with a connectivity table as well. Thus the information must be very new.

    Using my old DKU-5 (The 400 rupee Chinese clone, which can be identified by the funny expansion of the term USB on the box!) I was able to connect both the 3120 and the 3125 to the Nokia Suite, and transfer the phone book and images from the 3120 to the 3125. So obviously the DKU-5 still works.

    Do the RConnect drivers on the web work with the DKU-5 or are they exclusively CA-42 now?

    Where does one find the CA-42 and what does it cost?

  8. Good to find RWorld on Nokia!

    The price looks a bit high. I have been quoted between 5450 and 5750 for the 3125 (with bill but not through RW).

    Our experience over the past two years has been that CDMA is a battery hog as compared to GSM, i.e., the battery lasts less in a CDMA than in a GSM. I have never had a CDMA battery last for over 3 days (I have very low usage) while the GSMs lasts longer. This could have been due to differences between the phones (Samsung & LG for CDMA and Nokia for GSM in my case). My son who is a heavy user, had a Nokia 2280 (replacing his 3120? GSM) and has the same observation. Probably CDMA needs more pwoer or the chips are not that efficent.

    I should have Nokia 3120 (GSM) and 3125 (CDMA) and hence should be able to comment more reliably, since they are identical except for the platform.

  9. I understand the price is around Rs.3800-4000 (at least in Kanpur). I am nit sure whether it is the WW price or the Mandi price.

    Please do not, if you want a data connectivity. the cable is not available with Reliance (at least not on the web listing) and the independent cables do not work, or are at least a pain. Read the thread on this.

    Also, the user interface is a nightmare.

    After surviving with it for about 8 months I am changing to a Nokia. Earlier, Samsung 191 was also pretty OK.

  10. I have an LG5130 but have failed to find a decent data cable. Also, the interface is a pain the the b......e. On my GSMs I have always used Nokias.

    I have decided to replace the 5130 with one of Nokia 3125, 6225 or 6585.

    I understand that R World will not be available on any. For data connectivity I will have either IR or DKU5. Camera is not critical to me. User friendly interface and browsing speed are.

    I have had a Nokia 3120 on GSM for a year and am happy with it.

    Please advise, and also give an idea about the price.

  11. I don't think there is any problem with the software/driver from relianceinfo.com , it must be the third party cable that is the problem as I know a person using RD 5130 R-Connect with original data cable on Windows XP, without any problem.


    I just checked the Reliance site. They do not list a cable for the 5130! So no hope of the 'official' cable.