Wednesday, April 27, 2011

How to Connect Internet on your Computer using a Data enabled Phone

Internet connectivity on your computer can be achieved using various methods and hardware. A data enabled mobile phone can be used to connect broadband internet on your computer and work perfectly as a modem would. In today’s era, there are data enabled handsets which support high speed internet connectivity speed such as 3G and 4G and can be utilized to access high speed internet on your computer.

In Kenya for instance, 3G enabled handsets using Safaricom network can be used to have a higher internet browsing and downloading speed of up to 3.6Mbs. There are different connectivity methods which can be implemented to have internet on your computer using a data enabled mobile phone. 

             I.      Bluetooth
A wireless connectivity method which requires both a computer and mobile phone to have Bluetooth; it works by pairing a computer to the phone.

          II.      USB connection
Physical linking of a mobile phone to the computer using a USB cable.

Different techniques to access internet on your computer using a data enabled Phone;
  1. Dial up connection
    • From the control panel, open network connections
    • Select create a new connection
    • A new connection wizard will be displayed, choose connect to the internet and click next
    • Choose set up my connection manually and click next
    • Select connect using a dial-up modem and click next
    • Type the name of your ISP example in Kenya for Safaricom type Safaricom and click next.
    • Depending on your location, type Phone number in Kenya type *99***1#
    • Leave username and password fields empty and click next then finish, Enjoy internet on your computer using a mobile phone

  1. PC Suite
    • Depending on your phone model i.e. Nokia or Motorola, connect the USB cable to the phone and computer
    • Launch internet by clicking on internet icon on the PC suites interface. Enjoy internet on your computer.

  1. Bluetooth
    • From the applications/utilities, open Bluetooth set up assistant
    • Pair your mobile phone to computer and select option to access internet with your phones data connection and choose the appropriate connection method
    • Enter connection settings for your provider i.e. Safaricom, Airtel, Orange, Yu. And select the right modem script for your phone. Enjoy internet on your computer.

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is it that i will put my number lets say *0720******then hush or just the number you have given?

just use the number i've given, its standard for all phones and modems in Kenyajust use the number i've given, its standard for all phones and modems in Kenya

i would like to connect to the internet using my laptop via the kabambe 3G. the phone provides a similar interface as the safaricom modem but i dont have the settings i.e the username(which am told is saf) and password. i have tried to input the password as data but the internet connection promt is "device not found" could you please help?
thank you

how do i share internet on my pc to my smart phone instead?

i want to install the safaricom app on my laptop.How do i go about it

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