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Can I use a wireless router with motorola phone tools. What I want to do is to connect phone tools on a desktop and then add a wireless router (USB) so I can get wireless internet on my laptop.

Can I use motorola phone tools with a wireless router? What I want to do is setup phone tools on a desk top computer and then add a wireless router (USB)to the desk top computer so I can have internet access with my laptop

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  • mushrock May 30, 2009

    Don't have router yet. Trying to find out if will work before I buy one. I have and am using motorola phone tools. What I want to do is connect the motorola phone tools to my decktop pc and then connect some sort of wireless router to the desktop so I can use the wireless feature on my laptop so.. what frequency, any one that will work.

  • mushrock Mar 26, 2010

    Vanherringto, thanks for the response. You are right; my question is somewhat confusing so I?ll try again.

    I have been using Motorola Phone Tools for sometime on my laptop computer via a USB cable. This is the only internet connection that I have at this time. What I would like to do is to connect the phone to a desktop computer via a USB cable and use it as a server with a wireless router so that my laptop or any other computer in the house would be free of the tether and still have internet access.

    Yes, I understand and have used Bluetooth. The problem with the Bluetooth, or should I say advantage of using a USB cable is that the USB cable keeps the phone?s battery charged.

    So, the question is, can I setup the Motorola Phone tools and the phone/USB cable on a desktop computer, connect a wireless router to it and then have internet access through wireless router?

    The second question is, if this is possible, how? That is, what kind of router/software would I need and where might I find it/them?

  • jack25 May 11, 2010

    what is the frequency mode on the router is that

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Your question is somewhat confusing.

For clarification, there are two questions that you could be asking.

The first question would be: Can your phone be 'Tethered' to your laptop with either a Data Cable or Bluetooth to have internet on your laptop by using your phone as a modem? (No wireless router is needed to do this.)

The second question would be, that you have an internet connection on your desktop computer and want to use a wireless router to have internet on your laptop via WiFi. (In this case, your cell phone would not be needed.)

If the first question is what you are asking, to use your cell phone as a modem to provide internet access to your laptop - then the answer is, Yes. This is what you will need:

1) You'll need a Data Plan added to your regular cell phone service account.

2) To tether your laptop to your phone, your laptop will need to have either Bluetooth installed or you will need a USB Data cable.

Tip: If your laptop does not have Bluetooth installed, you can purchase any USB Bluetooth Doggle (on eBay for a couple of dollars) and plug it into one of the USB ports on your computer. Once plugged in, the doggle will automatically download the Bluetooth drivers to your laptop. Otherwise, you can use a USB Data cable to tether your phone to your laptop.

Note: Depending on the model number of your Motorola phone you may have to download the Data Cable Drivers onto your laptop.

If your phone is not one of the following phones then you can use Motorola Phone Tools. (Motorola OS, Motorola Linux OS, Motorola iDEN, Motorola Symbian/UIQ, Motorola Windows Mobile and Motorola i-mode Handsets. )

If you need the Motorola Phone tools (if your Motorola Phone Model was NOT one of the models I listed above)
Just click here::
http://bit.ly/1TN7A6

If your phone model is a (Motorola OS, Motorola Linux OS, Motorola iDEN, Motorola Symbian/UIQ, Motorola Windows Mobile or Motorola i-mode Handsets), you'll need to download the drivers for the Data Cable and install them on your laptop.
Click here:

Since you did not include which cellular provider you use, I cannot provide you with the information to manually set up your cellular internet connection.

Now, if the second question is the one you are asking, that you have internet on your desktop and want to use a wireless router to get internet on your laptop, here's what you'll need:

1) Connect a wireless router to your desktop.
2) Your laptop should have a small WiFi switch or button on the front or side of your laptop. This will need to be turned 'ON". (See your owners manual for your laptop to do this.)

If your laptop has WiFi installed, on your laptop go to START > (Look on the right side of the menu box and click on: 'Connect to' -- If you don't see, 'Connect to' in the menu you'll have to purchase a USB WiFi adapter. A good one is a D-Link DWL-G132 and can be purchased on eBay for about $10. Install the drivers for it first before plugging it in to your computer.
Click here to download the DWL-G132 drivers:
ftp://ftp.dlink.com/Wireless/dwlg132/Driver/dwlG132_drivers_130.zip

Once you download the drivers and plug in the DWL-G132 into one of your laptop's USB ports then click, START > Connect to > and select your wireless router.

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    J. Van Mar 26, 2010

    Note: If the above link does not work: Click here, http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=DWL-G... and then click on 'Drivers' to download the drivers for the DWL-G132.

  • J. Van
    J. Van Mar 26, 2010

    I now see what you want to do. The way you describe setting up your wireless access is not possible. BUT, there is another way. You'll have to purchase another phone and a special program for it. Motorola does not sell a phone that works with this program.

    There is a program for certain phones that turns the phone into a WiFi hotspot.

    The way it works is that you download the program into your phone and the phone itself becomes a wireless router for both of your computers. You won't need any other wireless router. However, you may be limited as to how far from your phone your computer may be to have WiFi from the phone.

    There's a web page for the program. And, if you click on 'Devices' on the page it will show you which phone(s) will work with the program.

    Be careful which phone you choose: make sure it will work with your cellular provider.
    http://www.walkinghotspot.com/



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