Share Nokia Phone's Internet Connection to a PC

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You can share the internet connection of your Nokia phone to your computer so the latter one can connect to the internet using the phone's internet connection. Amazingly enough, this process will not only work for new Nokia phone. This procedure will work for most Nokia phones that have an internet capability including the older models. After reading this VisiHow article, you should be able to use the internet on your computer through your phone's connection.

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Things you will need

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These are the items that you will need to complete the procedure properly.

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    An internet capable Nokia phone
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    You can call your network's customer service representative to ask for activation and the right settings for your phone if you have not activated nor set the settings.
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    Enough credits to use the internet on your phone
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    Mobile data service requires a data plan or prepaid credits for the internet to work. You can get on an unlimited service or a pay-per-use scheme. Inquire from your network's customer care for more information about promos and plans.
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    Good reception for the internet
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    Your location should have a stable network connection to allow uninterrupted internet connectivity.
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    A USB cable to connect your computer and your PC
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    Different Nokia phones use different cables. You can buy the right cable to your phone by going to a Nokia center or buying it from a local gadget shop. Connection through Bluetooth or infrared is possible though a USB cable is the recommended mode of connection due to its stability.
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    Nokia PC suite software
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    You can download the software from the official site - http://www.nokia.com/global/support/nokia-pc-suite/
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    A computer with USB port.
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Installing the Nokia PC Suite

This is the first step in the whole process. Follow the procedures below to install Nokia PC Suite on your computer successfully:

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    Go to the destination folder where Nokia PC Suite has been downloaded.
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    Open the file to start the installation process.
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    A license agreement will show
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    Go over it and check if you agree to the terms. If you agree with it, accept it.
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    Choose the destination drive where Nokia PC Suite will be installed.
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    Installation process will start
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    Wait for it to finish.
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Connecting the Nokia Phone and PC

This is the second step in the process. You need to connect your phone to your PC by using a USB cable, Bluetooth or infrared.

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    After installation of the software, a connection wizard will appear.
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    Click on the right arrow icon (located on the lower right of the wizard) to continue.
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    You will be taken to the next page where you will select your preferred type of connection
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    Click on an option then on the next button to proceed.
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    1. Cable connection uses a USB cable to establish the connection. Connect your phone to your computer using the USB cable.
    2. Infrared connection uses infrared to establish the connection. Turn on the infrared radios of your phone and your PC and align them horizontally to establish the connection.
    3. Bluetooth connection uses Bluetooth to establish the connection. Turn on the Bluetooth radios of your phone and your PC and pair them to establish the connection.
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    Nokia PC Suite will start searching for devices connected to your computer
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    Once found, select your phone from the "Detected Devices" tab and click on the next button to proceed.
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    You will be taken to Nokia PC Suite's user interface page for your phone
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    This interface allows you to browse your phone's data, add music files, manage messages and contacts, backup your phone, send SMS and MMS, and use your phone as a modem.
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Using Nokia PC Suite as a Modem

This is the final step in our process of using your Nokia phone as a modem.

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    On the Nokia PC Suite's interface
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    Click on the third icon colored green with a label, "Connect to Internet".
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    Some phones auto connect to your computer while others need to be configured manually
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    If your devices did not auto-connect, click on "Configure the connection manually". You can ask the assistance of your network's technical support representatives for the right access point settings for their network.
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    Both devices should be connected by now
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    You can also configure the access points manually by clicking on the Settings button located on the middle right of the wizard
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    The connection works just like any modem connection, and you can connect or disconnect it on your task bar.
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    Congratulations
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    You are now ready to use the internet on your computer through your phone's data connection.
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Which Nokia models can hotspot

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Several Nokia models may be used as WiFi Hotspot. Some Nokia devices have built-in tethering capability, and some still need a third party application to do so.

"Symbian Phones"

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    Series 60 version 3 devices like Nokia N82, Nokia N95, and Nokia N96
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    Series 60 version 5 units like Nokia 5800 and Nokia 5530 Xpress Music
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    Symbian^3 devices like Nokia C7, Nokia E7, Nokia N8, and Nokia C6
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These devices can make use of JoikuSpot to serve as a WiFi hotspot "Nokia Lumia" phones like

  • Nokia Lumia 610 and Nokia Lumia 820 have built-in mobile WiFi hotspot. So you don't have to install an application to be able to serve as a hotspot.

Problem with infrared connection Nokia PC Suite

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As mentioned, with the Nokia PC Suite you can connect any Nokia phone that has internet capability to your Laptop or PC. It will work well with the current Nokia Asha and other non-Lumpia Nokia cell phones. The Nokia PC Suite will support the latest Microsoft operating system, Windows 8, as well as the most recent Microsoft Office. With the Nokia PC Suite, you can use your computer to receive the latest updates for your Nokia mobile device, get navigation maps, and share photos, music, and back up your files. It depends on which model of Nokia that you own as to whether you can receive the full gamut of functions, however. If you have the versatile Nokia Lumia, you can enjoy the full array of Nokia PC Suite features, such as sharing streaming videos, photo albums, music, and all the most current updates. However, if you have an Apple Mac, you must download Windows Phone 7 Connector that is offered at the Mac App Store.

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Another benefit that will bring a smile is that there is no cost for this software. Nokia offers a help menu for many issues and questions. Just click the "Nokia Suite Help", or "Support View". If you are having a problem with the infrared connection using your Nokia PC Suite, you only have to follow the instructions below. "How to correct a problem with infrared connection using your Nokia PC Suite"

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    First, be sure that you have infrared capability installed on your computer
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    As a security measure, to follow the instructions below, you must be logged in as the administrator of your computer. To fix the problem with the infrared connection may be only because the infrared has been disabled. Make sure that your Laptop or PC does have infrared capability. Follow these steps if it does:  
    1. First, left click the "Start" icon.
    2. Left click the "Panel".
    3. Left click "System and Maintenance".
    4. Left click "Device Manager". You may be notified that you need an administrator password or confirmation, depending on how it was set up. Just type in the password when prompted.
    5. Next, double click "Infrared devices".
    6. Right click Your Nokia mobile device, and left click "Enable".
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Now, make certain that both devices are infrared enabled for your Nokia PC Suite to synchronize the two devices. Your Nokia phone and PC will have manuals that will tell you if you have the infrared capability on each device. You have to synchronize both devices to an identical infrared speed setting. Follow the steps below to set your PC and Nokia phone to the same connection speed. On your PC:

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    Go to "Control Panel".
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    Select "Wireless Link".
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    Select "Hardware".
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    Go to "Properties".
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    And then select "Advanced".
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There will be a property list for your PC. Choose the "Maximum Connect Rate" and click it. Consult with your PC manual for any variance of these steps, and/or for additional information about setting the connection speed.

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On your Nokia mobile device:

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    Go to "Menu" and tap or press it.
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    Choose "Connectivity".
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    Choose "Infrared"
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Any data should be begun within one minute, or the infrared connection risks becoming disabled. If you have lost the infrared connection, restart your phone and PC for a new connection.

On your Symbian phone:

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    In Nokia PC Suite connection, go to "Menu".
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    In "Settings", ensure that you have your infrared modem setting turned "On".
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The steps above are simple and few for each device once you have installed the Nokia PC Suite, but you must have both devices with the Infrared activated, and both must be synchronized to the same infrared connection speed. You should now be able to share data between your computer and your internet-capable Nokia mobile device.

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Consult the phone or PC manual for any further troubleshooting beyond the above instructions. Also, you can consult the Nokia PC Suite FAQ Search at the Nokia website if there is still a problem with the infrared connection between your Nokia mobile device and your laptop or PC.

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Questions and Answers

How to connect the internet to a Laptop using Nokia Asha 230 via Bluetooth?

I have a Nokia Asha 230. Is it possible to use the Bluetooth connection as a modem?

To use the Nokia Asha 230 or other Asha model phones to provide an internet connection to your Laptop, you will need to install a third party software application that will allow you to use the Bluetooth connection as a modem. Blue Soleil is one such application, but there are others you may also prefer to use.

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See more questions like this: I have a problem with my Nokia c-5?

How to share internet connection using Nokia C6?

I have two phones, Nokia C6 and Samsung Galaxy S3. Samsung S3 doesn't have a SIM inserted so I want to connect the internet to it from Nokia so that I can update it

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    Download JoikuSpot Lght to use your Nokia C6-00 as a WiFi hotspot first
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    It is a Symbian application that you need to open and install on the Nokia phone.
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    To install, open the SIS file and tap on "OK".
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    Choose installation location
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    After the installation, restart your phone.
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    Tap on the application icon on your phone to start JoikuSpot.
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    Read the terms and conditions.
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    If you agree to the terms, tap on "OK"
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    The application will ask: "Allow sharing your Internet connection with external devices?".
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    Tap on "Yes".
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    When starting JoikuSpot, choose the Internet connection you want to share over WiFi
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    Make sure it has your operator name in it.
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    Take your Samsung Galaxy S3 and tap on "Settings".
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    Tap on the "WiFi" toggle if it was disabled.
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    Tap on "WiFi".
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    Tap on the Nokia C6-00 WiFi hotspot network.
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You should be connected to your Nokia C6 network with your Samsung S3 after you follow these procedures.===How can I update my Nokia 5530 using the computer?=== I want to update my Nokia 5530 using the computer, and I need assistance

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1. Download and install Nokia Software Updater. 2. Connect your Nokia 5530 to the computer with the original USB cable. 3. Launch Nokia Software Updater. 4. Nokia Software Updater will detect your 5530, downloads the corresponding updates, and installs them.

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When I attach to Nokia phone via cable, Nokia PC suite does not see my phone.... my phone model no. is Nokia C5-03?

Sir, please reply, when I connect the cable, the phone also shows Ovi suite, and I select this option...

Connection issues are a common problem and are usually the result of software conflicts. Nokia has changed the software they use several times. So you may want to make sure you are using the latest software. USB connection problems are never fun, but hopefully, you'll be reconnected soon. Follow the steps below.

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    Run the Nokia PC Suite's set-up file
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    Instead of uninstalling choose "repair" and follow the on screen instructions.
    • If your problem is fixed that's great. If not continue to step 2.
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    Uninstall all Nokia programs from your computer
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    • Go to Start --> Settings --> Control Panel --> Add/Remove Programs. Uninstall all Nokia software (Nokia PC Suite, Nokia Cable driver, and PC Connectivity Solution)
    • If needed download and run Nokia PC Suite Cleaner
    • Reboot your computer
    • Download and install PC Suite here
    • Connect your phone via USB cable (if possible use a different USB jack) and follow the instructions on the screen.
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Your connection should now be successful.

See more questions like this: I want to connect my Nokia 215 to the internet via PC, but it is not supported in Nokia PC suite?

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How to transfer data from laptop to Nokia mobile215 with simple features i.e. with internet and Bluetooth facility only?

Same as mentioned above i.e., I want to know how to transfer some data from my laptop to the mobile

For Nokia 215, follow these procedures:

1. Connect your phone to a computer with the USB cable. 2. Select "Mass storage" on your Nokia 215. 3. On your computer, open Windows Explorer or Finder, and browse to your phone. You will be able to see the content stored on the memory card. 4. Drag and drop items between your phone and computer. You can also copy and paste files.

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If you do not have the cable, you can send email messages to yourself with files. Open your email account on your phone and save the attachments on the phone. This is a tedious process, and it is recommended to obtain the USB cable.

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I want to use my phone and browse on my computer, please help me?

I want to use my phone network

Some phone models support tethering (using the phone network for the computer Internet). Follow the instructions below to do that.

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    Install Nokia Suite on your computer.
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    Take your phone
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    Tap the Menu key.
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    Select "Connectivity".
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    Select "USB".
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    Select "USB connection mode".
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    Select "PC Suite"
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    Return to standby mode (by pressing the menu button).
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    Connect the data cable to the phone socket and to the USB port of your computer.
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    Start Nokia Suite on your computer.
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    Click "Tools".
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    Click "Options".
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    Click "Connect to Internet".
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    Click "Use manual settings".
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    Click the text field below "Access point".
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    Enter the access point name from your phone
    • To see the name, go to "Menu", "Tools", "Settings", Connection", "Access points".
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    Click "OK".
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    Click "Tools".
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    Click "CONNECT TO INTERNET".
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If it did not work, then you would need a WiFi modem for your computer. Each combination of WiFi modems and computer operating systems has its own instructions on how to set the modem up to start receiving the WiFi signal. Please read the manual on how to set it up. Then, refer to the answer to "How to share internet connection using Nokia C6? on this page to see how you can create a WiFi hotspot out of your phone. Afterward, connect with your computer to the WiFi hotspot.

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New Nokia 3 Android phone cannot be used as modem in my PC windows 7?

Phone cannot be connected to my PC as modem which is windows 7. All other Nokia phones are working as modem except new Android Nokia 3 phone what to do. I have tried: Downloaded ovi PC suite,and tried to connect to net. I think it was caused by: If I knew the problem why would I contact you. Thanks

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