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I have a new Dell cpu that does not seem to have a modem. This is ok because I am using an Alltel cell phone tethered to the laptop as my modem, however I am having trouble loading the alltel software. After I downloaded the software the wizard comes up to walk me through the setup, then it gets to a point and says your computer will now use the modem wizard to install the phone as a modem. Nothing ever happens after I hit next. It seems to be looking for a wizard that doesnt exist on my cpu. what can I do to get the alltel software loaded?

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    Jubert Ledesma May 11, 2010

    what is your operating system? xp or vista?

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Before looking for and purchasing a suitable app, you will need a few things:

Android phone
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USB cable

You should also be aware that using your mobile as a modem will impact on your data plan, so make sure that tethering your phone won't result in a huge bill from your network. Note also that some networks block tethering, which is why you might need to root your Android.



The first thing you need to do is find a suitable app. Several are available from the Market each with different requirements. Some must be paid for, whereas the free ones will usually require root access.

Four popular Android tethering apps are:

PDANet - costs $10 and doesn't require root access; also requires a desktop app.
EasyTether -this app is also $10 and doesn't require a rooted phone.
Tethering Widget - a free tethering app that requires your Android to be rooted.
Tethering - a free app that doesn't require rooting.

(I personally prefer tethering bcause its free)

Once downloaded and installed, these apps can then be tethered with a USB cable to use your Android cell as a modem for your computer.



HOW TO

Now that you have chosen and installed a suitable app to use your Android phone as a wireless modem, you can take advantage of the functionality it delivers. Once your phone is connected to your PC or laptop you should find that with the app installed and running, and the correct drivers installed on your PC, the computer will detect your phone as a modem and let you access the Internet with it.

There are differences in the various apps at this stage (for instance PDANet employs a client app on your PC) so you will need to check the instructions for the one you choose. The general rule is that with mobile internet active on your phone, your Android connected by USB to your computer and the application running, your PC will now be able to use the phone as a new network connection!


eNJoy !!








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