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Accessing wifi on a mobile phone

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Deletedmember644920, Dec 24, 2010.

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  1. Deletedmember644920

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    I recently bought a samsung mobile phone that has bluetooth but not wifi. It also has a microusb port. I am wondering if there is a way to access wifi hotspots through some sort of converter (so I don't have to use expensive mobile internet) and also how to share internet from my PC to my phone. The PC is running windows 7 and does not currently have a bluetooth adapter.
     
  2. etaf

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    i dont think the USB - microlead with the samsung utility will do that - I know you can often use the phone as a modem to connect the Laptop to the internet via the phone cell network - but not the other way around
     
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    What if I created a bluetooth connection and bridged it with my wifi. Will windows let me do this? Linux? Also, will the Samsung accept it?
     
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    i'm afraid i do not know perhaps others can help , i have only ever used a mobile as a modem
     
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    The mobile carrier has a reason for not including this functionality: they want you to pay for data access. Trying to work around this is a pretty futile exercise. The phone would have to support some type of reverse Internet connection sharing through Bluetooth which is highly unlikely since, again, the carrier wants you to pay for data on their network. If WiFi connectivity is important, return the phone while you can and buy one that supports it directly.
     
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