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Windows 7: Mobile phone as usb modem

27 May 2013   #1
mt12345

Linux x64
 
 
Mobile phone as usb modem

How to set it up?
Phone is detected ind installed as modem, I have the details:

number - *99#
username - giffgaff
password - password
apn - giffgaff.com

where to put it?

I did it years ago on xp and I know it's possible to configure it WITHOUT installing any software (nokia pc suite etc)


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27 May 2013   #2
Kari

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Hi Mt12345, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Connect the modem (mobile phone). Open Network and Sharing Center, click Set up a new connection or network, select Set up a dial-up connection, click Next and follow instructions on screen.
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Kari


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27 May 2013   #3
mt12345

Linux x64
 
 

yes tried that but there is no box to put APN in.
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27 May 2013   #4
mt12345

Linux x64
 
 

I think I found it, the last picture:

Manual Global DUN / APN - Windows
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27 May 2013   #5
Kari

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You shouldn't need the access point name, just the number and credentials. The name is not used when connection is made and can be anything you want to.

Simply connect and open a browser to test connection.
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27 May 2013   #6
mt12345

Linux x64
 
 

yes I did test it before - no connection. that's why I'm posting here

APN is important! For example '3' network in UK has 2 APN's - one for mobile phones, the other for mobile broadband (usb 'dongle').
If you put wrong APN you may be surprised when you see the bill at the end of month.

Anyway I will test it tomorrow as the problem is with my friend's computer.
Thanks! MarTin
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27 May 2013   #7
Kari

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Using my service provider (and other providers here), the access points are defined on phone, dialing *99# then uses the default AP to make the connection. Anyway, good if you got it working as you wanted to.
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