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.
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.
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.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.