The Customization Tool mode is
only meant for usage by IT administrators or equivalent. When
clicking the Advanced Configuration button, a pop-up window
will appear where a
required in order to reach the advanced
field blank the first time you enter the Customization Tool. How to
set a password is explained below.
Here, the main options are presented. It is possible for the advanced user to configure buttons and connections, import and generate customization files, select self-created help files to be used, set password options and generate customized installers.
This will allow for the administrator to set up new buttons in the user interface seen by the end user. Clicking the button will open a window where the admin can create new buttons or edit already existing buttons. The list displayed, shows the pre-configured buttons and the names of them.
When Create new is selected the following screen will appear :
Here the properties of the button can be set. The button type, name and look is decided and set. The Edit Application Button screen is divided into two parts, Common Data and Button type.
- In this field you give the button configuration a suitable name
- Choose which GPRS connection you would like to use for the button you are configuring.
- Choose which WLAN connection you would like to use for the button you are configuring. Currently, only one exist, the Default one.
- Here you can decide the priority of the connection types. If you for example want the button to try to connect over GPRS first and then WLAN, you choose : « First GPRS, then WLAN » from the list.
- If you want to use the T-Mobile Communication Center’s VPN client with the button, for example if you are configuring a button for secure remote access to your corporate LAN (local area network), you define that here.
No VPN radio button
o Tick this radio button if you do not want to use VPN
Airlink radio button
o Tick this radio button if you do want to use VPN over the WLAN hotspot zone. Please note that no user name or password is required with this option, since the WLAN vouchers credentials is automatically used.
Company VPN radio button
o Tick this radio button if you want to use VPN to connect to your corporate LAN (local area network). Please note that you also have to provide user name and password for the secure connection
o In this field it is required that you add the name of the VPN Profile that you want to use, for this button. Make sure that you use the exact same name as used in the T-Mobile VPN client Profile.
o If you have chosen to use Company VPN, you are required to fill in your username here. Please note that you have to use the same username as you have configured your VPN gateway to use.
o If you have chosen to use Company VPN, you are required to fill in your password here. Please note that you have to use the same password as you have configured your VPN gateway to use.
In this part, you choose the type of button you would like to use. The options you have are listed below :
Connect radio button
- By default, the Connect radio button option, launches a GPRS Internet connection only
SMS radio button
- By default, the SMS radio button, launches the SMS Center only
E-Mail radio button
- By default, the E-Mail radio button, launches GPRS Internet connection and the default set Email program on your PC automatically
Web radio button
- By default, the Web radio button, launches GPRS Internet connection and the default set Email program on your PC automatically
o Fill in the web site URL you want to have launched with Internet Explorer.
Custom Application button
- Can be used if you want to decide on having an already installed application on your PC, launched with one of the buttons in the T-Mobile Communication Center
o Add the path to the exe-file of the application that you want to launch upon activating the button you are configuring.
o Any extra parameters needed for the application can be added in this field
T-Mobile Communication Center includes an
On-Line help file. I
the IT-administrator would like to exchange this file and use
another, manually created help file it is possible here. The file
created must be in XML format to function.
When this option is selected a the advanced user will be able to specify which help file should be used:
Selecting any of the button will launch a standard windows-type file chooser that allows the administrator to specify an XML file that contains the appropriate help.
This allows the advanced user to set/change the password in order to reach the Customization tool. An option to turn off the password lock completely is also available.
This option lets the advanced user import or save a customization file that contains all of the custom buttons etc. previously created. Both of the options will open a standard windows-type file chooser where the administrator can choose where to find/save the customization file.
This enables the administrator to save all the customized items into a new installer that can be distributed to the end users within, for example, the organization. This installer will then install the T-Mobile Communication Center on the end users computers,including the custom modifications done by the administrator.
This option will open up the GPRS settings mode where the settings and parameters connected to GPRS sessions can be found. It is dependant on what Operator you have chosen during installation of T-Mobile Communication Center, that decides on exactly which GPRS connections that are available.
It is also possible to create new GPRS connections if for example your company is using a Private APN for secure remote access in order for employees to reach their corporate LAN’s.
The settings available in this mode will configure all the necessary GPRS/DUP parameters for a connection over that type of link. It is also possible to set up additional functionality together with the connection, such as starting of web pages and to launch other applications on connection. Please refer to Chapter 4 – How to configure T-Mobile Communication Center, on how to configure connection types.
The description of the drop-down menus can be found below. The settings on the tabs in this mode can be found under Common configuration tabs on page 46.
▪ The Disconnect all command performs a disconnect operation on all current established connections.
▪ The Exit command quits the application.
The Tools menu lists the Applications launcher, the Modem installation wizard, the Default modem setting, the Default connection setting, the Default WLAN device setting and the Select Frequency band settings.
The Launch Applications... enables the user to specify a sequence of applications to be started after any connection is successfully established. It is also feasible to specify in what order the applications can be launched or executed. For a more detailed decription see Application Launch .
The Install new modem ... command runs a wizard that helps you to install new modem devices on your system.
You can manually select the model from the list
alternatively run the automatic modem
The Options menu lists the Traces functionality, Show session window at connect, Show files list before update.
You can trace the connection process made by the T-Mobile Communication Center client by using the Traces function. A new log file named Wilog.txt is created at every T-Mobile Communication Center session if the function is active. Here are the options you have:
▪ If you select Active, T-Mobile Communication Center will log all connection operations in the log file.
▪ If you select Clear, the log file will be cleared.
▪ If you select Edit, you can view and edit the content of the log file.
During the connection process, it is possible to have a window titled Communication Center Usage monitor displayed. It is possible to hide it manually by clicking the Hide button.
The Usage monitor shows:
▪ Session information - gives progress status on the current connections.
▪ User statistics - the amount of bytes and frames received and transmitted, the speed of the connection and the elapsed time.
You can enable
or disable the session window display at connection by ticking on
the. It shows the current status with an active bar that displays
steps of the connection
▪ The Help Topics command gives access to an electronic file in the standard format for help files
The About command gives information about the product: version, Web site of T-Mobile
▪ The New... command is used to create a new connection of the currently selected connection type.
▪ The Save command saves the selected connection and its settings.
▪ The Delete command deletes the selected connection. The connection will disappear from the Connections list box.
▪ The Rename... command is used to rename the selected connection.
▪ The Restore command will undo all changes to recent connection parameters within the current connection parameter tab.
▪ The Copy... command is used to make a copy of the currently selected connection and will require a new name.
▪ The Connect command performs a connect operation in accordance with the current selected connection. This operation is only possible in advanced mode.
▪ The Disconnect command disconnects the selected connection.
▪ The Export... command is used to export the selected connection into a .wie file using append mode.
How to configure T-Mobile Communication Center
This section is dedicated to the Advanced Users only since knowledge about GPRS networks and Operator related information are required. If you are not an Advanced User, please ask your administrator for connections to import into T-Mobile Communication Center.
First the common configuration tabs of the three types of connection are described. Then we detail the GPRS specific tabs.