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.