Monday, May 31, 2010

Using a 3G Windows Mobile Phone as a modem

In a recent experiment I decided to forgo using a dongle and instead attempt to use a Windows Mobile Phone as a modem instead. I used a Virgin Mobile Broadband SIM, APN: VirginBroadband, Username/Password: Blank. Obviously, you need to activate the SIM first, but then you'll face another problem. If the phone can't open up the signup webpage then you are in a bit of a pickle. The easiest way around this particular problem is to use the built-in Internet Connection Sharing capabilities of your 3G phone and basically tether the device so that it becomes the Internet Gateway for your computer. Using a USB cable hook up phone to computer. It will be recognised as a NDIS modem device. Start up Internet Connection Sharing program on phone and make sure that USB connection option is selected. Run ipconfig and you'll notice that your computer will have an IP address. Ensure that you can reach a website. If not, try changing the speed of the connection. Signup and you should be away.

Life in Vietnam 2, Data Recovery Work, and More

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