How to connect to internet using your Nokia Lumia as a modem [Tutorial]

Want to the use data connection of your Nokia Lumia on your PC or laptop or some other device? Here we are with the solution to your problem in form of a complete tutorial.

Before starting with let me mention this here only that this tutorial is not for connecting your Nokia Lumia as modem with your PC or laptop using USB, this feature has not been provided by Microsoft and there is no way possible at least till now to do this.

In this tutorial I will be telling you how to use the data connection of your Nokia Lumia mobile with your desktop or laptop using Wifi connectivity or as it is better known as Hotspot technology.

Tips: It will be better if you have a 3G data plan or you are connected with Wifi and want to extend the Wifi coverage for which you will be using your Lumia smartphone as a Hotspot. I have tried making my Lumia 520 as a Hotspot on a 2G data pack and its really sucks! Better not to try it and give yourself a high blood pressure.

To make your Lumia smartphone a Hotspot:

  1. First check if your data connection is active. To do so go to Settings > mobile network > Select your Data connection to On.

  2. Now go to Settings if you are not already there. Select internet sharing and set Sharing to On.

  3. You will be shown your Broadcast name and password. You can change it by clicking on setup.

  4. Up to 5 guests can connect to your network and the number of guests will be shown below the password field.

  5. In case network security option is provided (it is WPA2 by default) make sure that the device you are trying to connect uses the same encryption type.

  6. The Hotspot will switch off automatically in case it is not used for a few minutes.

  7. Hotspot will not work in case you are on Power Saving mode. Power consumption is high if your Hotspot connection is used for long period.

You can check out the video for more clarity.

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Guest Author: JohnH20 Apr 2014

Oddly enough, I used to be able to do this when I first got my N900 and it was with Kogan. When Kogan folded, I try to turn internet sharing on and get told to contact at&t. My phone's unlocked so it must be a fix put there by Telstra

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