HTC Fuze (Touch Pro) and the Rogers Network (GPRS/EDGE/3G Settings)

I recently got my hands on a HTC Fuze (AT&T’s version of the Touch Pro) as a new mobile phone. I’m a Rogers user, so I went ahead and got a data plan to go with my wireless services. I soon realized it wasn’t as easy to set the whole thing up, especially with the amount of outdated information out there. I managed to piece together all the available information and have the damn thing work in the end as frustrating as it was.

Here’s what you have to do to get it working. Please note that this is for people who have a data plan (e.g. 500 MB, 1 GB, 6 GB, etc.) and not the Vision/on-device WAP browsing plans. For those types of connections, you will have to substitute the APNs for something else.

Step 1: Create the Rogers Internet connection

  1. Go to Start -> Settings
  2. Connections tab
  3. Click on Connections
  4. Click “Add a new modem connection” under My ISP (or whatever you have it named)
  5. Enter the following settings:
    • Name: Rogers Internet
    • Modem type: Cellular Line (GPRS, 3G)
    • Access point name:
    • Username: wapuser1
    • Password: wap
    • Leave Domain empty, and don’t touch anything in Advanced. Just click Finish.
  6. Press the Ok button and save your settings. You’re done for this section.

Step 2: Switch over to PAP Authentication

Rogers does not work with CHAP authentication, so let’s go ahead and switch over to PAP.

  1. Go to Start -> Settings
  2. Connections tab
  3. Click on Advanced Network
  4. First tab, simply choose “Enable HSDPA only”
  5. In GPRS tab, select “PAP authentication”
  6. In SMS Service tab, select “GSM only”

Step 3: Remove the hidden proxy

Download and run this file on your Fuze. This will now disable and remove the hidden proxy that comes shipped with the HTC Fuze. Opera at this point will not work as far as I have tested, but Internet Explorer and everything else will work just fine, including weather updates on the TouchFLO 3D interface. The fix for Opera is below, keep reading!

Step 4: Soft reset the device

Reset the device by turning it on and off.

Step 5: Enable Data Connections

  1. Go To Start -> Settings
  2. Connections tab
  3. Click on Comm Manager
  4. Scroll all the way at the bottom and click on Data Connection to turn it on.
  5. Click Exit.

Step 6: Test with Internet Explorer

Launch Internet Explorer and test your connection. It should work at this point if I haven’t forgotten to mention anything. Try going to Google or any other fast loading site, and try doing a search just to be safe that you’re not loading the pages through cache.

Step 7: Remove and reinstall Opera 9.5 (stock)

Basically, the version that comes with the HTC Fuze contains the proxy settings hard-coded into it. Even though you disable the proxy in IE, it still remains in Opera. The only fix I know for this without modifying registry or configurations files is to remove Opera through Add/Remove programs and reinstall it from the official Opera Mobile website. After doing this step, you’re ready to surf the web on your Fuze. Enjoy!