Mac and Nokia mobiles internet connectivity

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Max Payne, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. Max Payne macrumors 6502a

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    I finally convinced a friend of buying a MacBook. Unfortunately, one of his main requirements to migrate is if he can use his Nokia mobile as an internet modem to connect to the internet.

    This is what he used to do when using Win XP.

    1. Install drivers to recognize Nokia mobile as a modem.
    2. Install Nokia PC Suite.
    3. Connect the mobile to the PC via bluetooth or cable.
    4. Open Nokia PC Suite program and press connect to the internet.

    The PC will connect to the internet using the built-in modem in the mobile phone.

    Is this possible using a Mac (MacBook) and Mac OS X or is he simply screwed?

    Thank you for your help.
     
  2. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    It should be possible, depending on the model.

    Use Bluetooth Assistant to setup the phone to connect - but you'll need a number/code to 'dial' (I found the correct one for my network on the Vodafone.com site). With a 3G phone, speeds are impressive.
     
  3. annk Administrator

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    I use my Nokia 6680 to connect with my PB. I had to contact the phone company to find out what to fill in in the BT assistant (and convince him that yes, he could help me, even though I use a Mac :rolleyes: ), but it works just fine.
     
  4. Max Payne thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you all for your feedback. Much appreciated.
     

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