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 Howiki article, you should be able to use internet on your computer through your phone's connection.

Things you will need

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

  • An internet capable Nokia phone. 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.
  • Enough credits to use internet on your phone. Mobile data service requires a data plan or prepaid credits in order for 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.
  • Good reception for internet. Your location should have a stable network connection to allow uninterrupted internet connectivity.
  • A USB cable to connect your computer and your PC. 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 are possible though a USB cable is the recommended mode of connection due to its stability.
  • Nokia PC suite software. You can download the software from the official site - http://www.nokia.com/global/support/nokia-pc-suite/
  • A computer with USB port.

Installing the Nokia PC Suite

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

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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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  3. 3
    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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  5. 5
    Installation process will start
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    Wait for it to finish.
    1 Installation process will start. Wait for it to finish..PNG
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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.
    2 You will be taken to the next page where you will select your preferred type of.PNG
     
    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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  4. 4
    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.
    3 Nokia PC Suite will start searching for devices connected to your computer.PNG
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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 browser 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, click on the third icon colored green with a label, "Connect to Internet"
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    5 Some phones auto-connect to your compute.PNG
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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.
    5 Some phones auto-connect to your compute.PNG
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    Both devices should be connected by now
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    6. Both devices should be connected by .PNG
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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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    7 .You can also configure the access points manually by clicking on the Settings.PNG
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  5. 5
    The connection works just like any modem connection and you can connect or disconnect it on your task bar.
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  6. 6
    Congratulations
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    You are now ready to use internet on your computer through your phone's data connection.
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