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my mobile (n95 8gb) can connect to the internet.

Can you plug mobi into laptop and use this connection to use the internet on the laptop?

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You can with the nokia N73, although it would not work for me lol

With some you can also connect through wi-fi and a lead is not always required :wink:

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What you want to do is use your laptop as a gateway to the internet - to do that, you need to enable ICS - Internet Connection Sharing.

not done this for ages, so can't remember how exactly, but here is a how to that may help :thumbright:

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cheers,

nothing is ever easy, will look into it at the weekend

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got it working.

The pc suite i got with it had a connection manager, which, or course diidnt work. Phoned o2 and they emailed a list of things to do (to the phone) then it connected through the computer.

It works fairly quickly when in a 3g area :thumbright: (not as quick as my 2mb BB, more like 1/2mb)

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So.... you want to use the internet on your laptop and connect via your mobile then? not use the internet on you mobile and connected via your laptop?

Have you got an umlimited data tarrif?

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yes, its an unlimited tarrif


Its mainly so i can connect to internet when away in the campervan. Although i will not be using it in europe...........have you seen the data charges outside uk :shock:

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oh yes indeed!

ignore the ICS thing then - that was to connect in reverse :lol:

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I also would like to connect my mobile phone to a laptop to get Internet access when I'm away from home.

I am with O2 but I don't get any free WAP / data time :cb but I do get a lot of free minutes.

Is there anyway to use some of these free minutes to access the Internet with my laptop?

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hi uncle,

what you could do is use the mobile phone just like a wired modem - just dial up an ISP the same way that you would dial up using a normal modem. This is how I often used to dial up into my company network when away to avoid hotel telephone charges.

A few gotchas ....

1) you will need to find an ISP that uses geographic (01 or 02) numbers instead of the usual 0845 prefix - your free minutes will not include 0845 I bet

2) Speed of the mobile phone as a modem in dialup mode will be anything from 9,200 bps to 57,000 bps if you are really lucky - that is dead slow compared to the slowest broadband.

3) you need to connect the phone to the computer - depending on what phone it is, that ranges from dead easy tonear impossible - what phone is it?

4) - a possibility, this one .... Some mobile companies have a clause that says that you cannot use inclusive minutes for data usage - they say they are meant for voice only and it is possible that they will charge the cost of the calls if they detect it was data usage. Other mobile companies bar selected numbers if they are ISPs on 01 or 02 for the same reason.

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Hi Hoovie,
Thanks for that....

1) Yes you are spot on...0845 numbers arn't included in my free minutes :cb so I would need an ISP with a geographic number.

2) I would put up with slow speeds as long as it was free :-)

3) The phone is a Samsung D900i which is a tricky phone to use when your used to Nokia's like I was....however when I connect the phone to the laptop with the USB lead it shows up as a "USB modem" so i would imagine setting it up shouldn't be that difficult...I hope.

4) Ohh :shock: .....glad you mentioned that one....I'll see if I can find out if O2 charge if you use the free minutes for data....I bet they will :roll:

I only wanted to use it for a few days next week as we are away then.

O2 do sell a "Bolt On" that gives you Unlimited browsing on your mobile...this cost £7.50 a month so this may be my best option for a month.

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hi again, UB

#1 - may be the biggest ask - everyone seems to have gone for 0845 for ISPs now - very annoying!

#3 - If you have got that far then it will be very easy to setup fully I am sure.

#4 - good thing to try out once all the above is done is made the data call for a few mins and then check your account to see if they took more cash.

A lot of these internet browsing bolt-ons don't officially allow the phone to be connected to a PC, but doubt they would know (or really care) if you were just browsing rather then downloading big files.

BTW - if you got minutes spare, look into these calling card numbers - with many of those, you can dial an 02 type number and then dial onwards to international numbers still using your inclusive minutes :thumbright: MSE have lots of tips on this and which ones are blocked (these mobile companies don't like to give away anything!) - just looked at this one ... http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/phones ... obile-call

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Thanks for the help & advice Hoovie,

Yeah from what I am reading virtually all of the ISP's are on 0845 now.

Funny you should mention MSE...I have just been reading an old thread from there that Google threw up...seems a good idea...
http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/sho ... ml?t=97194

Thanks for your link....I'll have a read. :thumbright:


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uncle buck, think you may be sorted :thumbright:

Just read that message - sadly most of info is out of date, but ... followed the idea about using saynoto0870.com and searching for "ISP" and found this:

BT/Yahoo Internet 0845 7560000 0044 121 4789200 BT- PAYG Dial-Up; Use FULL International number otherwise ISP exclusion list means you will be charged the 0845 rate

BT- Connect - 0121 7629011 is answered by a modem :thumbright:

there are some other likely ones listed as well :lol:

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Thank Hoovie I'll take a look.... :thumbright:


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