Internet can be accessed in several ways as shown below.
1. Using Software provided with the mobile:
Majority of the mobile manufacturers provide software to transfer
content from the mobile to laptop and vice verse. They also provide an
utility to access internet on laptop or PC with mobile phone (using
inbuilt modems). Leading mobile manufacturer Nokia has its own software
called "Nokia PC Suite" that comes with all Nokia models. Earlier it was
provided in CD format but now it is stored in the memory of the phone
(additional memory stick). If not available in the memory phone, It can
be downloaded from the Noikia's website (updated versions are available
2. Creating a dial-up connection:
Internet can be accessed in the laptop using mobile as an external modem
in a manner similar to a dial-up connection. However, Access Point name
(APN) has to be provided in a dial-up connection to browse net.
Managing Connections between mobile and laptop
Connection between mobile and laptop can be established using either of the following:
3. Serial Cable (CA-42)
4. USB Cable
PC Suite can connect using any of the above protocol. However, Nokia PC
Internet Access Utility (A standalone utility) can allow connectivity
using USB cable only.
Using Nokia PC Internet Access Utility:
zip file is usually stored in the memory stick of the mobile phone. When
you connect mobile with laptop using USB cable, you have to choose an
option from several options shown in phone window. Select the option
"Mass Storage". Now click on "My Computer" icon of the laptop and click
on the Memory. In the phone memory look for the PC Suite zip file and
double click on zip file. This action will install PC Suite software in
your laptop program files. After installing PC Suite disconnect USB
cable from laptop and reconnect after few seconds. As soon as Nokia
mobile is connected to a laptop using USB cable, a pop up window (shown
in the side bar) emerges on the screen. Clic on the Auto run
(RunPCNokiaPCIA_Autorun.exe) and it will open Nokia PC Internet Access
window. You'll notice that utility is trying to detect your mobile
device. Once your mobile is detected, it will prepare your device for
connection and show the message after few seconds that your device is
ready to connect.
Before clicking "Connect", have a look on the
settings. Click on the settings and then on refresh button to update the
connection settings. If "bsnlnet" is listed in updated connections,
select it by clicking on it. If "bsnlnet' is not listed check the manual
configuration option and add bsnlnet as APN (Access Point Name).
can browse web with other APNs in your mobile but you can not browse
net with PC or laptop without assigning "bsnlnet" in case of bsnl
connection and "mobile office" in case of airtel. However, APN name may
differ in some telecom zones and you have to find out the appropriate
APN if you are unable to browse net after a connction is established.
doing it, click on the connect. If connection is established
successfully, open your internet browser and confirm whether it can
access any site or not. In the setting, there is no need to provide
If you are able to browse internet using this
method, you can enjoy internet surfing. If you observe that connectivity
is established but browsing is not possible, use PC Suite to connect
and access internet.
Internet access using Nokia PC Suite
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B. Using Nokia PC Suite for internet access:
can access internet from your laptop using your mobile's gprs
account.If you had problems in accessing internet using method described
above, you should try first to connect using bluetooth protocol.
However, you need to configure settings of your mobile modem. First
thing is detection of your phone. After your phone is detected, click on
bluetooth settings in the manage connection menu.For this, you have to
accept instructions emerging in the phone. Provide information about APN
(bsnlnet is acceptable in most of cases). You will find names of
several service providers in the list. If your provider's name is not
listed, please provide APN manually. Other steps are shown in the
slideshow in the sidebar.
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C. Using a Dial-Up Connection:
internet is accessed using a mobile phone on a PC or laptop, mobile
phone is used as a modem. If you have problem in accessing internet with
Nokia PC Suite or software provided with phone, a simple technique to
establish a connection is to create a Dial-Up connection. Simply assign
*99# as phone number to dial (to connect bsnl & airtel both) In some
cases airtel users have to use *99***1# or some other number. Leave
username and password fields blank.Double click the icon created on
desktop. If you get connected to the net but fail to browse net, you
have to provide "APN" in the extra string command.bsnl subscribers
should use bsnlnet as APN and airtel users should use mobile office as
APN. Internet can not be assessed through laptop using APN's like
'bsnlline', bsnlmobile, airtel live.
If you succeed in
browsing internet using any of the above technique, you can connect your
laptop while on move. Other aspect of interest is of charges. You can
utilize your free quota of gprs as per your 2g or 3 g plan.
Things to remember (Troubleshooting):
1. You have to disconnect and reconnect your phone from laptop to establish the internet connection.
Access Point Name (APN) may change from location to location.'bsnlnet'
works for bsnl connection in majority of locations and mobile office for
airtel connection but APN may be different for some locations.
Ascertain the APN applicable in a particular zone.
3. Also make
sure that settings in the phone are properly saved. You can download APN
settings from the website of your service provider. Again keep in mind
that APN may differ from zone to zone.
4. Phone number (to be
dialed for connecting net) may vary from zone to zone and with service
provider if you are accessing net with dial-up method.
5. In some cases you have to make several attempts to get connected.
Before attempting to connect laptop, make sure you are able to browse
internet with your mobile. If you are able to browse internet using your
mobile and unable to browse from laptop or PC after successful
connectivity, it means your APN is not matching and you have to use