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Nokia 6600 - Getting WAP Access

Help and advice on how to set up a Nokia 6600 WAP connection, from the team at FileSaveAs.

The Nokia 6600 comes with a built-in WAP browser ('Services" from the main menu). This page provides details of how to get access to WAP content on the move with your handset. For help with email, see our Series 60 WAP page.

o2 Active on 6600
The Nokia Series 60 Wap browser
Tube news on a 6600
Tube news on the move

Setting up O2 WAP on a Nokia 6600 handset

o2 SIMThis page gives information on how to set up your phone for WAP access with UK mobile phone operator O2 online o2 offers up to 1000 free SMS messages and an inclusive GPRS WAP allowance. We have settings for other UK network operators on our WAP page.

To get WAP access, you need the following:

  1. An O2 SIM Card (which gives you up to 1000 free text messages and an inclusive GPRS WAP allowance)
  2. The 6600 and the built-in Wap browser ('Services' from the main menu)
You need to decide whether you're going to connect using a dial-up service, or GPRS. All WAP handsets can cope with dial-up, and o2 online allow an amount of free dial-up WAP access with their tariffs. GPRS offers an always-on connection, and you're charged for the amount you download, not the length of time you're online. For details of GPRS, see our GPRS page.

To set up o2 WAP access, do the following:

  • Go to the "Services" application
  • Select Options | Settings, and with "Default access point" selected, press 'Options' and select 'Change'
  • Select Options | 'New access point' > 'Use default settings'
  • Enter the settings from the following table:

Field Dial-up connection GPRS connection
Connection name o2 o2
Data bearer Data call / GSM GPRS
Dial-up number +447712 927927 -
Access point name - (Contract) (PAYG)
User name o2wap o2wap
Prompt password No No
Password password password
Authentication Normal Normal
Data call type ISDN v.110 -
Maximum data speed 9600 -
  • Press 'Options' and select 'Advanced settings', then enter the settings from the following table:
Field Dial-up connection GPRS connection
Phone IP address Automatic Automatic
Primary name server
Second. name server
Proxy serv. address
Proxy port number 8080 8080
  • Press 'Back', then 'Back' when complete. To access WAP, go to the 'Services' application and go to a WAP site. o2's homepage is

Access point settings Advanced settings
Setting up WAP on a Nokia 6600

For more on o2's WAP service, see our o2 WAP page

Setting up WAP for other operators

For a list of WAP settings for other UK mobile phone operators including Vodafone, T-Mobile, Orange and Virgin Mobile, you'll need to use the same steps as detailed above, but instead of the o2 settings, substitute the settings needed to connect to your network's WAP service. You can find a list of the UK operator's settings on our WAP page

Problems connecting

If you're having problems connecting to WAP, try the following advice:

  • On the 6600, you have to make sure the Gateway address is entered in the Proxy Server settings box, and this is hidden under an advanced menu. Make sure you've entered this setting
  • In order to use WAP, you must have data services enabled on your account. If you can't connect, contact your network operator (e.g. o2, Orange, Vodafone or T-Mobile), and ask them to ensure that your SIM Card is 'data-enabled'.
  • If trying to connect via GPRS, note that this is a different service to standard dial-up WAP access. Again, contact your network operator to ensure GPRS is enabled on your account.
  • Still having problems? Double-check your settings are 100% correct. The UK settings for the main network operators can be found on our WAP page. Alternatively, try getting the settings sent to your handset using the Nokia Configurator.
  • If you're still having problems, best bet is to ask in our forum with details of handset type and error messages. Alternatively, contact your network operator for help.

For more help, see our Connected? page

Other links:

  • For details of setting up WAP for other networks, see our UK WAP settings section.
  • For help with Bluetooth, go to our Bluetooth page.
  • To have Wap settings sent directly to your mobile, try the Nokia Configurator
  • For help connecting to email, go to our Series 60 connectivity page.
  • Free WAP? If your network operator doesn't offer you any free WAP usage, you may want to consider moving to another network, such as UK operator O2 online, who offer a free WAP allowance over GPRS.

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