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Tethering on the N900 – Visual Summary

I thought it would be great to end the series with a visual summary of the options covered so far, and then some :)

Ubuntu 10.04

Tether GPRS/3G
connection via Bluetooth

Tether GPRS/3G
connection via USB

Tether Wifi connection via USB

Tether GPRS/3G
connection via Hotspot

Tether Ubuntu internet-connection via Bluetooth. (Haven’t tried this yet..PAN?)

Tether Ubuntu
internet-connection via USB

Tether Ubuntu
internet-connection via Hotspot

Windows 7

Tether GPRS/3G connection via Bluetooth

Tether GPRS/3G
connection via USB

Tether Wifi connection via USB

Tether GPRS/3G
connection via Hotspot

Tether Windows 7 internet-connection via Bluetooth. (Haven’t tried this yet..PAN?)

Tether Windows 7 via USB. (No luck getting this to work with USB Networking)

Tether Windows 7 internet-connection via Hotspot.

Mac OS X

Tether GPRS/3G
connection via Bluetooth

Tether GPRS/3G
connection via USB

Tether Wifi connection via USB

Tether GPRS/3G
connection via Hotspot

Tether Mac internet-connection via Bluetooth. (Haven’t tried this yet..PAN?)

Tether Mac internet-connection via USB using USB Networking and ICS.

Tether Mac internet-connection via Hotspot


Update 8/28/10: Using the Mac lately. Its playing nice with the N900 as you can see with the Mac OS X section.
Sorry MAC users. I have never used a MAC. Incidentally, a colleague loaned me his Macbook Pro yesterday. He wanted me to see how in the Mac world “it just works!”. It will be interesting to see how well that plays with the N900.

Update 8/29/10: Added PC-USB-N900-Wifi option

Tethering the N900 – Part 3 (Bluetooth)

Tethering over Bluetooth is slower but being wireless is a great advantage over USB.

Ubuntu 10.04

Another simple setup:

1. Install Dial-Up Networking (bluetooth-dun) from Extras on the N900.

2. Install blueman Bluetooth-Manager on Ubuntu. This is not required but a good gui doesn’t hurt.
sudo apt-get install blueman

3. Open blueman from the status bar and pair the N900.

4. Right-click the connection and select Dial-up Connection.

5. Select the T-Mobile connection. If you haven’t yet created a Connection, see my previous post.

6. Done.

Windows 7

Ovi-Suite is a good tool here.

1. Install Dial-Up Networking (bluetooth-dun) on the N900
2. Open Ovi-Suite.
2. Connect the N900 via bluetooth (Tools -> Add New Device).


3. Select Tools -> Connect to Internet

4. Surf!

Tethering on the N900 – Part 2 (USB)

Windows 7

Unexpectedly, tethering on 7 was quite straightforward. Ovi Suite does a pretty good job at it. Here is what needs to be done:

1. Install Nokia Ovi Suite

2. Connect the N900 in PC Suite Mode. A nice confirmation is displayed after a successful connection

3. From the Menu, Select Tools -> ‘Connect to internet’ to bring up the wizard.

4. Select Country / Carrier

6. Thats it! Turned out that Ovi uses epc.tmobile.com for the default APN setting for T-Mobile. This didn’t work for me. After changing it to internet2.voicestream.com from Tools -> Options, I was able to connect and surf.

My initial experience with Ovi Suite was great.  The integration with the N900 was good enough for me to get what I wanted quickly. Although I don’t use Windows daily, it is nice to know that the N900 is well supported. It’d be great if Bluetooth was this easy too :). I’ll leave that for the next post.

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