How to use your mobile data connection for browsing internet on your Computer

Here I will just present a brief tutorial on how to use your mobile data connection to browse on web on you desktop computer. Many of you might be aware of this.

I had to post this tutorial as I can say this is the best way to unblock any website blocked at your workplace or at school. All you need is a gprs enabled mobile phone which can be used as a modem and a data cable.

I posted an article recently on how to unblock websites, and in that one option was to use mobile internet option of different ISP. Here in UAE , we have two different ISP’s DU and Etisalat. recently Etisalat blocked orkut , but DU still hasnt blocked it since its in begining stage, it may take some time for it to block all these websites.

So follow these simple steps and get connected through your data plan on mobile phone.

Initial two steps before you proceed :

Step 1: Connect your mobile phone to the PC via Infrared or bluetooth or USB cable. Once you connect you phone to PC, Windows automatically installs the necessary modem drivers for your mobile phone. Make sure your mobile phone is gprs or 3g enabled and can be used as a modem.

Step 2: On the PC, go to the Networking section of the Control Panel (Start > Settings > Control panel > Network Connections) and click “Create New Connection” and the following dialog box will open after you click next in initial Screen.

Now do as following :-

connect to internet through your mobile data plan

connect to internet through your mobile data plan

connect to internet through your mobile data plan

Give any name as per your wish to identify the connection.

connect to internet through your mobile data plan

Enter the phone number as *99#

connect to internet through your mobile data plan

connect to internet through your mobile data plan

In the username give you mobile number with the country code. Uncheck the two boxes as they will make the connection as default connection.

connect to internet through your mobile data plan

After you press finish .. you will find the new connection in you network connections. Just double click the connection and click the properties.

connect to internet through your mobile data plan

Make sure you have phone modem selected or checked ( if more than one modem is installed )

connect to internet through your mobile data plan

Thats all you have do. After selecting OK. You can use the connection as a dialup connection.

Whenever you dial up the connection, you will find that phone internally gets connected to the GPRS or other data service you are subscribed to and the same is transferred to your desktop computer.

Now this option is available all over the world. This way you can use your mobile internet connection at office or any place where you dont have access to certain websites. Also if you have different ISP connection, you can also browse the website blocked by one ISP and unblocked by other.

Any doubts in this whole process, feel free to post in comments.


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74 comments on “How to use your mobile data connection for browsing internet on your Computer

  1. I used this method with my SE T610 way back in 2005 to browse for 1600 hours in 3 months paying only 750/- for airtel. :D
    Speed will be less, but its worth.
    My T610 gave me good performance also.

  2. You are right !! I also used this method way back, as at that time airtel was testing the network in my college area and gave GPRS free for 3 months. Regarding speed issue, it depends on place to place as here in UAE the speed is very fast.

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  4. HI,
    I am using SE810i with gprs connection from STC.
    I tried wat ever u ahve mentioned, but I am getting error msg that ” error 734:The PPP link protocol was terminated”.
    On the Mobile I am getting error that “Comm failure, check settings. If the problem persists contact your operator.”
    I can confirm that i have gprs bcos i use to access internet on the phone very often.
    Can u help kanak.

  5. @vibhu, normally I used to get communication failure on my nokia handset , but once after restarting it will work fine . Just try doing that with your phone. Sometimes, if you have free gprs access, you wont be able to browse on computer as it will be blocked on the operator level. You have to call your mobile operator customer care ..and ask them if any restriction is there. Do tell me if problem persist.

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  8. hi.
    this is suleman actually our administrator has block yahoo massenger how i can unblock or is any other alternative to chat from yahoo massenger????

  9. @suleman,

    Use yahoo web messenger.

    http://webmessenger.yahoo.com/

    enjoy. :razz:

  10. please send a nokia 1600 secret code at my e-mail adderes (abhimanyu60@gmail.com) bracket show did sepret.

  11. sorry abhimanu, I am not aware of any secret codes

  12. HI, I’m using nokia 1600.
    Is there any way to connect internet to my pc using
    the fone ?
    either by dialup.
    coz i saw to ways to connect in pc suite help
    1 .using gprs
    2 . if no gprs in cell (they written in nokia pc suite help)

    please help me & mail me to siddharthmca@rediffmail.com
    advance thanxes

  13. @sidd . if phone doesnt support gprs , then you can use this method

  14. solomon

    Hello and thanks for your post.
    Although everything is okay … but i want you to pls help me answer few question.
    (1) Is true that once you use any nokia nseries phone preferably nokia 6230 that you can browse the internet absolutely free?
    (2) I am aware that you have to instal the software that comes with the phones (gprs software), is it thesame thing with ur explanation?
    (3) If using the gprs software from nokia is not free, then who collect the money, since the gsm operator is not the one collecting it, neither nokia? thanks for your reply

  15. GPRS is not free for any phone. It is a network dependent service. So you need to activate GPRS from your mobile network provider. Once activated, either you will have a flat monthly or yearly rate else rate based on usage which is supposedly very costly. Hope this helps

  16. Hi, I really enjoyed your post on the above subject.However,l want you to answer this questions for me.How do l open an account with an ISP in U.S.A. that will connect my phone to their server.Do l need a software to link my phone with the ISP,if so which software do I need and how can l get it.I use a Nokia 6230 phone.I am based in Nigeria.

  17. @sola
    You own nokia 6230 which is a phone which support GPRS. Just call the cust care of your mobile phone operator and ask them to activate the GPRS service on your number. Check the data rates as well. Then follow the steps in this posts.

    I hope it helps

  18. Mangesh Kamble

    Hi am able to connect my phone using above method. But no site is getting opened. Is there any other settings which needs tpo be changed on internet explorer?

    Mangesh

  19. i have read ur article and it is very intresting, but someone i have discover that person can browse with mobile phone connect to pc without paying anything from nigeria and is wiht any network, but u will be using server from abroad. pls did u know anything about this just send the information to my inbox at yemiforu@yahoo.com

  20. May be you should try to change the proxy settings in your browser, Else check up with your mobile network provider. Call customer care and get the info from them .

  21. @dino2trip4
    I am not aware of any such service, moreover it cant be free coz anyway your mobile is getting connected to internet, and hence you have to pay the data charge.

    • i really need to chat with you concerning the spy pen and spy video pen stuff.. i wanna discuss business when are u online my contact is +2348067637244

      • The above mention procedure for connecting computer is totally right but i just want to ask a question that how can we install modem for Qmobile.
        If anyone of you is using or has installed the modem require for connection so plz help me.

  22. Mayowa Omotayo

    Thanks, for your post on GPRS connection .
    I recently attended a seminar where we were shown how to connect to the internet using GPRS enabled phone and the resource guy showed how one can use GPRS network on celtel and glo to connect to an international server abroad without paying anything.
    This free browsing is only for 18 hrs a week,while a 24 hr connection attarcts a fee which is to be paid to the international ISP.
    Do you think the guy was palying tricks or this is possible.
    It actually worked there, but in the light of what you said, i am starting to think the guy was playing smart afterall.

  23. Great post. I found it very useful. Could you please give a list of compatible ISPs so i can pick one to register with?

  24. Nice post Kanak. Should be really useful for many people around. :)

  25. oladipo

    I use Motorola T260 and Samsung X450 ,Can I use any of these phones for GPRS internet connection? How do I create an account with a foreign ISP server?
    Anyone with useful information on the above subject matter can contact me by mail (oladipoeyinfunjowo@yahoo.com)
    Thanks

    • I do connect freely to internet using my phone as modem but there is no traffic flow, i am based in Ivory Coast do you know anything that can help me pls?

  26. I have tried with Samsung phone and its data cable. I have connected with this setup but dont know if you can do that with other ISP’s

  27. gambo nmadu

    thanks kanak for that wonderful post. mayowa omotayo raised a very important issue to us here in nigeria where we were told that we can browse for free 18hrs a week without paying a dime by connecting our gprs enabled phone to an international server. they claim they have been using this system for more than 3 months. what do you think of this? mayowa just said that it worked during the seminar, do you think it is real?

    your response will save a lot of people in nigeria money and trouble. thanks

  28. @Mayowa Omotayo , gambo nmadu
    I dont know what he meant and how he demonstrated that. Here we need to understand that a phone which has a network provider X , can only manage any connection thru X. Either its a phone call or anything , it has first connect to X coz of the sim card which belong to X. Now, for it to connect to some option for free browsing to an international server etc, it has to connect through X, hence if connection with X is free (which is highly unlikely) , then only we can talk further.

  29. @feesha
    we must know the operators available in your country. May be you can contact customer care

  30. johnnie

    please can you explain clearer, (1) do i need a software to get connected, that will be install on my system (2) is this software for the free internet provider or is it for the data cable of the mobile phone (3) can you please give one or two sites that provides such free or paid internet connection services

  31. @johnnie , no you do not need any software … the connection service is via Mobile Service Provider.

  32. this isssue of browsing using an international ISP without paying a dime to the local operator is something amazing.
    I was of the school of thought that this wasn’t possible, until i met a guy who did the installation on a system brought by someone. and believe me it worked . i trie getting the name of the software he claimed to have installed but he was a little smarter than i was.
    Please there has to be a solution for this. send any discovery to tomokungbe@yahoo.com.

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  34. Gowthamsekar

    Dear Sir,

    I am lost My Nokia 1600 Mobile. Please Help me, How to lock
    My phone via internet.
    IME .No:351866016323833

    Yours,
    Gowthamsekar.

  35. Hello, thanks 4 d infos. my phone requires manual config 4 gprs settings.actually ineed d gateway Ip address 4 my gsm service provider, but their customer care is turning me down. pls help. Also can i get international gateway IP madds which gurantee free browsing.

  36. i have done the configuration but i am still unable to get connected to the internet. It is like i didn’t get the settings well please i went you to explain it better for me. Thanks

  37. I would like to know if anyone has a way we in nigeria can browse for free with our mobile phones and a software pls reply to my mail box affwords@yahoo.com
    I would appreciate it a great deal.

  38. OSILABOY

    DEAR KANAK BHANDARI THANKS I JUST VISITED THIS SITE AND I FOUND YOUR POST VERY INTERESTING THOUGH I HAVE NOT TRIED YOUR TUTORIAL BUT I SHALL TRY IT AND GET BACK TO YOU WITH THE REPORT IT IS REALLY GREAT INDEED. WELL I STILL HAVE THIS PROBLEM, AT THE PLACE WHERE PHONE NUMBER IS REQUIRED YOU SAID IT SHOULD BE *99# AND THAT WE CAN ADD 1 TO IT OR THE COUNTRY CODE OR BOTH SHOULD IT BE IN FRONT OR AT THE BACK PLEASE CAN YOU STIPULATE FOR ME HOW TO PUT IT OUR COUNTRY CODE IS +234 AND MY PHONE NUMBER IS BELOW. AGAIN LAST WEEK ONE GUY WAS HOSTING A SEMINAR WHERE HE WAS SELLING AN INTERNET CD WHICH HE CLAIMED GIVES INTERNET SERVICE FREE OF CHARGE IS THIS POSSIBLE OR WILL IT WORK FOR A PERIOD OF TIME? HOWEVER I BROWSE WITH MY PHONE FOR NO CHARGE I AM ONLY CHARGED TO DOWNLOAD AND MOST TIMES ITS FREE THATS WHEN I DON’T HAVE CALL CREDIT IN MY PHONE WILL IT STILL WORK IF I TRY TO USE YOUR METHOD TO CONNECT IT TO MY PC? AND I WILL ALSO LIKE TO HAVE YOUR PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS HOPE AM NOT ASKING FOR TOO MUCH MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS imsudiplomat@yahoo.com AND MY CELL PHONE NUMBER IS +2348068234305.

  39. naadaar

    how to browse without being billed my moile is se750i and my connection is airtel in india

  40. Hello Kanak,

    I just read your post about configuring one’s PC to browse the net free but i have 2 questions to ask:

    1). Pls I have being browsing on my laptop free for a while but the network provider of my GPRS seems to have blocked the access, I later discovered a software to bypass the firewall but again, the software has been blocked.
    Pls do you know of any software to bypass strong firewall?

    2). Also I will like to know if this process will work using my local phone number.

    Thanks.

  41. pls kankan i will like to ask once i connect the phone to my pc and i ve installed it with the necessary drivers will i still install nokia pc suite bcos am using nokia phone.another question pls is this internet connection package free of charge or it depends on the network the phone is using like for example here in nigeria we have zain ng, mtn ng, etisalat, glo ng network and so on.pls clear dat area for me.thanks.then probably u can even send some of the nigeria networks codes to me like the phone number of the networks even the configurations as sample to me .

  42. pls wt is the meaning of VAE & VU i don’t understand that

  43. i locked my nokia 5610 cell using security code and i forget that code. do any one have any idea? what should i do? freaky_mastermind@yahoo.com

  44. HI,
    I am using nokia 6600 with gprs connection from “aircel(98 gprs plan)”.
    i tried start net using bluethoot of phone and pc, but I am getting error msg that ” error 734:The PPP link protocol was terminated”.
    On the Mobile I am not getting any error.
    I can confirm that i have gprs bcos i use to access internet on the phone very often.
    Can u help kanak.

    phno:9716182284
    email:ishwer_choudhary@yahoo.com

  45. as reply of “ishwer”
    you are from WB circle of operator “aircel”
    you have three points to check-

    1. pair both the devices from bluethoot
    2. to perform internet on PC via mobile handset, you need INTERNET service(www service).
    3. 98 gprs plan is not Internet plan to perform to same.

    rectify point 1 & 3 to do the same, or use some browser applications on your mobile handset to get Internet service on your handset by paying gprs traiff only. :-)

  46. munawar

    I am in pakistan, and having Nokia 5000, but windows did not detect my phone and could not install the software. please help me to establish connection.

    necessary guidance will be appreciated.

    Munawar H Sajid
    Rahim Yar Khan, Pakisatan
    00923215211264

  47. saurabh

    hi kanak i have done all the setups mentioned above but in the last it is showing Moodem Removed in my connection properties pls help

  48. shadowmistress

    hi kanak,i have a doubt regarding isp phone number.very kind of you,if u could provide me the details.

    1*Does ISP phone number’s vary for places and providers?
    2*If i visit other countries,how can i get the isp’s phone number ?
    3*And what are these isp phone numbers meant for?

    Thanks,
    shadowmistress.

  49. abhishek

    hi,
    thanks for the wonderful advice. i got my connection but i couldnt open any sites. what is the configuration i have to make in the browser???
    plz tell me it really urgent???

  50. how to use gprs

  51. prajakta

    hiiii
    m having samsung M2710..
    i tried alott 2 connect it vd ma pc bt its nt working.. somebody plzzzzzz help me ….n tell me hw 2 do dat..plz..(prajkta85@yahoo.in)

  52. hey *99# as isp number is showing error..is there any other..im getting error 692

  53. i don’t think mobile internet will work on pc.i tried to connect it once but an error message is coming in mobile check operator services.what should i do.

  54. please suggest me mobile phone with internet faculty in range of RS.2000-3000
    that mobile phone easly connect with my pc by data cable for google search, orkut , facebook & yahoo.

  55. hi…i did above process to access internet …my desktop showing that ..’ERROR ***”IN DIAL up connection…plz help

  56. jagdish

    hi

    m having samsung Nokia: 2690
    I want to connect my mobile to PC with help of data cable, please advise me what ies required for that and how we can. please send me stap by stap procedure.

    Thanks a lot

    Regards,

    Jagdish Patel

  57. check GNUbox or hiisi1.6.3, really headache Hummmmmmmmmmm………

  58. Gkvnath

    In the above given way to connect to the internet there is no box to give the access point so that we can connect to the net. instead u have to install the software which u got with ur mobile in ur pc and from there u will have an option to connect to the internet which will work fo shore…
    have fun……..

  59. Gkvnath

    In the above given way to connect to the internet there is no box to give the access point so that we can connect to the net. instead u have to install the software which u got with ur mobile in ur pc and from there u will have an option to connect to the internet which will work fo shore…
    have fun……..

  60. Gkvnath

    every cellular network provider will have different dailup no. to connect to the internet…but *99# will be same for most of the network providers.
    for eg:dailup no. for docomo is *99***1#

  61. Gkvnath

    first install the pc soot which u got with ur mobile and install it on your pc…after installing connect ur mobile to the pc using datacable(it is much effortless connecting with cable) and open the pc studio software… there u can find a icon suggesting connect to internet…follow the steps and there u go …..
    have fun

  62. amakajudith

    sir
    pls i wan u to tell me how n which network 2 use for my cybercafe in my country nigeria n also no to use to call customer care

  63. Mohamed

    i have using Airtel… and there is one pack in Airtel Rs.99 for unlimited browsing… this pack is applying for if i am using internet on my computer through mobile also…???

  64. how can i access pc via iphone4 with usb ,using 3g bsnl post paid sim

  65. HARVIND CHAWLA

    MR KANAK ,PLEASE HELP TO SOLVE MY PROBLEM, WHEN I CONNECT WITH MY NOKIA 3110 ,IT SHOWS NO MODEM.PLEASE HELP.MY EMAIL ID IS HMCHAWLA@YAHOO.COM

  66. Please help me,When i am trying to connect to the internet via my nokia N86 it shows some difficulties in modem…Its says like “no modem reply”…So help me 2 conect 2 the internet.

  67. cannot we do just opposite?? using internet connection on pc through our mobile phone???

  68. I cnt aces internet plz help? :( it says
    Eror:680 no dial tone i did as u said bt i cnt plz help

  69. senthilkumar

    net call software download dupai

  70. Igwe U.

    interesting piece u have here.pls send me the upgraded version of this message.thanks alot..

  71. Aamir khan

    Hello!
    I am using my nokia 3110 as dial up modem for PC. When i click on dial…it connect but I.Explorer iz not opening any Site!
    Plz help me…..!