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Windows 98 Configuration for Globalstar Data Access

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Following are the instructions for configuring Windows 98 to use Globalstar Data Services.  The instructions will work for GCK-1410 car kits as well as GDC-KIT data kits.

Seatel/Wavecall Customers:
 If you are installing Globalstar Data Services on a Seatel or Wavecall Globalstar phone, call Seatel directly, at (925) 798-7979 and ask for their technical support desk.  They will be able to help you.

For all other users:
Add the modem driver:
1.  Start  || Settings || Control Panel || Modems
2.  Press the ADD button
3.  If it asks “PCMCIA or Other”, Choose “Other” and press NEXT
4.  “Checkmark” the box which says “Don’t detect my modem; I will select it from a list” and press NEXT
5.  When the list of modems is displayed, scroll down on the right hand window pane to select the “Standard 28800” modem.  If you are installing Globalstar Data Services on a fixed unit (GSP-2900, GMPCS 2100), select the “Standard 19200” modem.  Press the NEXT button
6.  Select the COM port you want to use and press NEXT
7.  Press the FINISH button and close out of all the dialog boxes.

Define the Dial-Up Networking Session:
8.  Start || Programs || Accessories | Communications || DialUp Networking
9.  Double click on “Add New Connection”
10. Name the connection “GS Packet”, select the “Standard 28800 modem” and press NEXT
11.  Leave the area code blank and enter #777 as the phone number.  Press NEXT
12.  Press Finish
13.  When the new icon, “GS Packet” appears, right-click on the icon and select “Properties”
14.  In the first tab, “General”, remove the check mark next to the box which says “Use Area Code”
15.  In the second tab, “Servers”, ensure that the only box that is checked is “TCP/IP”.
16.  Press OK

Test it out:
17.  Double-click on the GS Packet icon.  Press the DIAL button.  No username or password are necessary for Globalstar.

Optional Cellular Data Service for GSP-1600:
18.  Optional:  If you are using a handheld Globalstar phone, GSP-1600, and if you have cellular subscription on it, your service provider (e.g., Verizon) may provide access to digital cellular data.  In some market areas, cellular data service must be ordered separately from cellular voice.  Once you are authorized by your cellular carrier to use data services, then you can use the GS Packet dialup icon to access data over the GSP-1600.  However, you usually need to use the three letters “qnc” for both the username and the password.  If you have any problems with cellular data, dial 611 on the phone when it is in cellular mode, and your ISP will help get you going.

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Written by Joseph Crowley

July 16, 2008 at 7:18 am

Posted in Windows, Windows 98

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