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
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
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
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
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 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::
If your phone model is a (Motorola OS, Motorola Linux OS, Motorola iDEN,
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.
Since you did not include which cellular provider you use, I cannot
provide you with the information to manually set up your cellular
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:
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.