Ovi – One Touch Access, Tethering the Nokia N97 to your PC

| August 4, 2009 | 17 Replies

My broadband just stopped working. After getting past the frustration, I’d normally attempt to fix it (myself or get a mate to do it). Instead, I decided to try using the N97 as a modem. (Note: this isn’t specific to the N97).

In Ovi Suite, there’s a service called “One Touch Access” and it really is. I connected the cable, set up O2 as the operator and I was back online using O2’s 3G (and their paltry attempt at unlimited internet).

N97 O2

Apparently you can connect over bluetooth, (and that would have been my preferred option as that means I won’t be relient on having the cable), but no luck on several attempts.

Successive connections over cable are much faster – just hook up the phone, launch OTA and it automatically connects you to the internet.

Now if only UK mobile tarrifs had decent internet allowances. (Fair usage policies just means a brilliant way to lie to customers. It’s like an all you can eat buffet, but you can only come up and fill 2 plates after which you’ll only be allowed to get crumbs)



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Category: 5th Edition, Nokia, Nseries, S60

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