Mobile Internet – Modem Initialization Commands FAQs

One of my friend recently inquired me about Modem Initialization Commands for Mobile Internet. We had a nice talk over the phone to make the concept clear. I would like to share the major points to you all so that you have a better picture about this with regard to Mobile Internet.
Q. What is initialization command?
A. Commands that instruct a modem what to do.

Q. Is it always same for all devices?
A. No. It can be different for different devices as they may expect such commands in different format/syntax that are set by the manufacturing company.

Q. Is it limited to mobile phones?
A. No. It is not limited to only the mobile phones but all the mobile devices that occupies with a modem.

Q. Is it always necessary to set an initialization command?
A. No. If you’re using a PC-Suite provided by manufacturer of your mobile device and it is not pre-configured with the initialization commands necessary to connect your mobile device to Internet, then you are required to manually set it. In most of the cases PC-Suite(s) are pre-configured. In case you’re creating a new connection and your device driver (in this case Modem Driver) is not pre-configured to send these commands, then also you’re required to set it manually. The very first time you connect your mobile device to PC, it tries to recognize and installs drivers for all of its capabilities like music, video, camera, storage, modem etc.

Q. Can we connect to the internet using our mobile phone and initialization command without ant device driver installed on PC?
A. No. You just can’t. Your PC cannot communicate to your phone unless it has a valid driver installed for your mobile device.  If the modem driver is not installed, for any type of connectivity be it the Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or Data-Cable, your phone and your PC cannot communicate with each other because they don’t understand the signals exchanged to each other. A device driver works as a bridge to make them understand the signals (data) exchanged by each other and behave accordingly.

Suggestions and amendments are most welcome !!
Hope this helps somebody 🙂


How to copy text from command prompt

Hi folks! Here I’m sharing a useful tip that will help you speed up your work. Many of us want to copy the text from within Console or CMD but they do not know how to do it (even I was not aware of this around a while ago). This is really very simple yet helpful. Just right click on the CMD  prompt and select “Mark” from the list of commands. As soon you do this, the cursor will reach in the first character point on the screen. Just click and drag your mouse to select the area of text that you want to copy and right after the selection made press “Right Click”. Yes, you heard it right, pressing right click invokes to copy the text in selected area to clipboard. You may want to refer to the image below to get a better picture.

Hope this helps somebody 🙂


New Features in Excel 2013

Excel 2013 extends the existing capabilities of Excel 2010 and adds some very useful new ones. The New features introduced in Excel 2013 include:
Windows 8 functionality: Excel 2013, like all Office 2013 programs, takes full advantage of the capabilities of the Windows 8 operating system. When it is running on a computer running Windows 8, Excel embodies the new presentation elements and enables you to use a touch interface to interact with your data.

A window for each workbook: Every workbook now has its own program window.

    New functions: More than 50 new functions are available, which you can use to summarize your data, handle errors in your formulas, and bring in data from online resources.

      Flash Fill: If your data is in list form, you can combine, extract, or format the data in a cell. When you continue the operation, Excel detects your pattern and offers to extend it for every row in the list.

        Quick Analysis Lens: Clicking the Quick Analysis action button, which appears next to a selected cell range, displays different ways to visually represent your data. Clicking an icon creates the analysis instantly.

          Recommended PivotTable: PivotTables create interactive and flexible data summaries. You can have Excel recommend a series of PivotTables to create from your data, click the one you want, and keep working.

            Recommended Charts: As with Recommended PivotTables, Excel recommends the most suitable charts based on patterns in your data. You can display the suggested charts, click the one you want, and modify it so it’s perfect. 

              Chart formatting control: You can fine-tune your charts quickly and easily. Change the title, layout, or other elements of your charts from a new and interactive interface.

                Chart animations: When you change the underlying data in a chart, Excel updates your chart and highlights the change by using an animation.

                  Cloud capability: You can now share workbooks stored online or post part of a workbook to your social network by posting a link to the file.

                    Online presentation capability: You can share your workbook and collaborate in real time with others as part of a Microsoft Lync conversation or meeting. You can also allow others to take control of your workbook during the conversation or meeting.


                    Server Application Unavailable in IIS 5.1

                    I encountered this error while deploying an ASP.NET website to IIS 5.1 on Windows XP SP2. It’s really been a head hitting issue to track it down until I got something interesting after a lot of Googling exercise that I would love to share with you. But before that please allow me to explain what it took for me reaching at the resolution. I uninstalled the .NET framework, restarted the system and re-installed it… No luck. Following another tip I went through the Web.Config file and changed the Authentication Mode to “None” but no luck though. Also gone through the event viewer to track down the issue where I got another error – “aspnet_wp.exe (PID: 664) stopped unexpectedly“. Fortunately I landed on this page which took me to the divine:

                    Thanks to Sachin Shanbhag for sharing this tip on stackoverflow.

                    The problem was having multiple .NET frameworks installed on that system. I uninstalled all the previous versions using :

                    aspnet_regiis.exe ua

                    By default it will be found at %windir%Microsoft.NETFramework.

                    After the uninstallation I installed the version of 2.0 using:

                    aspnet_regiis.exe i

                    Hope this solution help somebody 🙂