I have Samsung phone running Windows Mobile 6.1 and a laptop running Windows 7 with a USB Modem to access the internet and I would like to share the internet between my laptop and my phone. I tried to make Ad Hoc network and I successfully connected to the Ad Hoc network but unfortunately I can't browse the internet or access MSN Messenger on my phone. Does anyone here have an idea as to how I can connect my phone to the internet via my laptop?
If your PC and phone are bluetooth enabled then you can do this by:
Plug the phone into the computer via USB, Windows Mobile Device Center should install (if not then you can download it from: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=14) once it is installed set up a sync connection. (you can sync whatever you want)
Connect your phone to your computer via Bluetooth
On your PC go to your Bluetooth settings (just search in the start menu) and go under the COM Ports tab, click "Add..." and select "Incoming" then click okay (note which port was just created) and then okay again on the first dialog.
On your PC go to the Windows Mobile Device Center click Mobile Device Settings then Connection settings (it may take a minute to show the dialog box) select all of the checkboxes, then under "Allow connections to one of the following" select the COM port that you assigned in the last step then select that the computer is connected to the internet.
Go to your phone under sync settings there should be a check box labeled "Allow advanced network functionality" check it.
Test the network connection on your phone if it is working disconnect the USB cable and then test it again (make sure that you are connected to the computer via Bluetooth).
The downside is that every time you want to connect to the internet you have to connect via Bluetooth and you have to be in range and sometimes you even have to tell the phone to sync immediately!
In Windows 7, you can bridge your wi-fi and ethernet connections.
- Open the Network and Sharing Center.
- Press Change adapter settings.
- Hold Ctrl and click the Local Area Connection and the Wireless Network Connection.
- Right-click one of the selected entries and select Bridge Connections.
Now anything connected on your wireless connection is essentially on the same network as your ethernet connection. Realise this is a two-way street so take any usual security precautions.