Using the Nokia N8 as a modem

One of the hassles that the average phone users have had over the years with using their smartphones as modems with their PCs is the technicality of setting up the connection.

Before now, you had to install the PC connection software from a CD, connect your phone via USB cable, and then manually enter the settings in order to get going.

With the N8, Nokia has simplified the process.

In the Settings menu of the N8, tap on Connectivity, then USB, and select “Conn. PC to net”. Then connect the N8 to your PC with the supplied USB cable.

The Nokia PC Internet Access software will be automatically installed on your PC, then it will pull your current internet settings from the phone and you can click to connect right away. Simple as ABC.

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But Nokia also provided the option to enter your settings manually, if for some reason you require that (that’s for you geeks who love to tinker with things). But for the normob – the average Segun, Alima and Emeka, gone are the days of hectic PC internet connection setup.

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Don’t forget that the Nokia N8 has the widest spectrum of mobile data frequencies on any mobile device in existence – GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 and HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100. That means you are good to go across all GSM networks here in Nigeria and everywhere else in the world.

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Mister Mobility

I started blogging about mobile in 2004 as a fun way to share my passion for gadgets and mobile services. My other interests include digital media, speaking and teaching, photography, travelling, and dancing.

0 thoughts on “Using the Nokia N8 as a modem

  • December 14, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Well, me i have something to say o!

    What if want to use blueetioth (or even infra-red!) to connect?.

    Does the N8 handle that in. an automated fashion too?

    i am asking this because using the usb cable is often not convenient. One may forget to carry out along.

    I prefet everything. wireless. Nothing to break . i’d rather use a device’s remote control – rather than operate it through the controls on the device itself..

    If Nokia forgot / omitted to include the automated blueetioth connection option, i hope they rectify this in a firmware uodate…

  • December 14, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    @Eyebeekay yeah connecting with bluetooth works as well but is a real battery drainer. As for infrared…… do laptops still have infrared ports?

  • December 14, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    This functionality is also available on some s60v3 phones like E75.

  • December 14, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Nokia e63 have the functionality but N8 device should give a higer frequency.

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