There are several methods and hardware options available to achieve internet connectivity on your computer. One such method is utilizing a data-enabled mobile phone, which can function as a modem and provide broadband internet access. In today's technologically advanced era, there are data-enabled handsets that support high-speed internet connectivity, such as 3G and 4G, enabling you to access fast internet on your computer.

In Kenya, for example, Safaricom offers 3G-enabled handsets that can deliver higher internet browsing and downloading speeds of up to 3.6Mbps. There are different connectivity methods that can be employed to establish internet access on your computer using a data-enabled mobile phone.

This wireless connectivity method requires both your computer and mobile phone to have Bluetooth functionality. By pairing your computer with the phone, you can establish a connection for internet access.

USB Connection:
This method involves physically connecting your mobile phone to the computer using a USB cable. This direct link allows for internet connectivity.

To access the internet on your computer using a data-enabled phone, you can follow these techniques:

Dial-Up Connection:
  • Open the network connections from the control panel.
  • Select "Create a new connection."
  • The new connection wizard will appear. Choose "Connect to the internet" and click "Next."
  • Select "Set up my connection manually" and click "Next."
  • Choose "Connect using a dial-up modem" and click "Next."
  • Type the name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP), e.g., Safaricom in Kenya, and click "Next."
  • Depending on your location, enter the phone number. In Kenya, you can use 99**1#.
  • Leave the username and password fields empty, then click "Next" and "Finish." Enjoy internet access on your computer using your mobile phone.
PC Suite:
  • Depending on your phone model (e.g., Nokia or Motorola), connect your phone to the computer using a USB cable.
  • Launch the internet application by clicking on the internet icon in the PC suite interface. Enjoy internet connectivity on your computer.
  • Open the Bluetooth setup assistant from the applications/utilities.
  • Pair your mobile phone with the computer and select the option to access the internet using your phone's data connection.
  • Choose the appropriate connection method and enter the connection settings for your service provider (e.g., Safaricom, Airtel, Orange, Yu).
  • Select the correct modem script for your phone. Enjoy internet access on your computer.
By following these methods, you can leverage the capabilities of your data-enabled mobile phone to provide internet connectivity to your computer, enabling you to browse and work seamlessly.