I have just moved my laptop forward to an improved build. This proves that this article only works if the bluetooth drivers are the microsoft drivers on XP. I have modified the tags on this article. In fact, this was meant to be a follow me article, I hope it works for you. I have written about the toshiba drivers at Laptop Diaries, more bluetooth on this blog.
My colleague at work Sean
Harris, helped me configure my laptop and phone to use the phone's 3G
capability to connect the internet. Sean was guided himself by
article at 'crackistan'. While that author writes about Mac OS, and I am using Windows XP, we both use sony erricson phones and vodafone as our service provider.
I really did this for times where I have no internet access, but as 'Bodoggy' points out, it may come in useful in airport lounges or other places where the wi-fi costs are outrageous, or their credit cards systems broken.
So the process is
- Create a connection channel between the phone and laptop, and I used blutooth
- Create a dial up agent for vodafone and select your new modem
The only tricky bit is that you don't use a phone number to connect to the internet, there is a special code instead.
To find out in more detail what I did, use the [Read More] button below.
tags: technology laptop vodafone bluetooth modem 3G sonyericsson K610i