How to Access Internet on a Laptop Using a GPRS Enabled Handset

Portable internet devices though convenient are in fact a little expensive for the average user.The following article explains how to use cell phone GPRS on the PC using Bluetooth or cable. The following guide can also be found at www.abstract-thoughts.com

Steps

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    Install Nokia PC Suite for your phone.
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    Install a Bluetooth driver for your Bluetooth Dongle if using one.
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    Switch on cell phone Bluetooth and make visibility as “Show to all”
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    Make sure PC Suite detects your phone. Else go to the connection wizard in PC Suite and setup a Bluetooth connection. Click on the ‘Connect to internet’ button in PC Suite.
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    Click on the configure button.
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    Select your phone and click next.
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    Select your service provider from the drop down. Click on the green tick button. You're done with configuration.
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    Click on connect to internet again and click the connect button.
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    You can click on the notification area in your task bar to see your connection.
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    Follow these steps to create a quicker way to connect.
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    Go to 'Network Connections' in Network and Sharing Centre in Control Panel. Right click and create a shortcut on your desktop.You can now use the shortcut on the desktop to connect to the internet directly without using PC Suite again
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    You can also click on the notification area and select your phone modem and click connect.
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    The dial up window should pop-up. Click on dial
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    Enjoy!!
    • Your phone Connection Manager should show something like this now.
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Tips

  • Take an unlimited usage plan
  • Use the cable to connect the phone if you want more speed

Things You'll Need

  • A phone with GPRS support
  • A GPRS plan with unlimited usage [ or whatever is in budget]
  • A Bluetooth Dongle or a Bluetooth enable laptop [you can also use the phone cable is you have one. Skip the bluetooth steps then ]
  • Nokia PC Suite [assuming you are using a Nokia Phone]
  • A sofa to relax and a coffee table to hold snacks and drinks as you enjoy browsing ;) [ Optional!! ]

Article Info

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