The E7 is a Symbian phone while the Lumia's are Windows based, so they are totally different.
I know for a fact you can't use the Lumia 800 as a USB modem and as far as I know, it is the same with the Lumia 920. However, internet sharing using wifi hotspot is built in to the windows phones so sharing your internet connection is even easier now. I am sure your laptop has wifi. Only thing you have to check is that your network supports tethering. Not all networks do unfortunately
Anyone aware of actual capabilities to use the Lumia 920
as a modem via USB?
I need data capabilities at several locations that have technology in place preventing tethering through hotspots
Novice here, how do I go about making my lumia 800 a hotspot for my tablet, it has a poor arial so was hoping can use my broadband on it via my mobile
You cannot talk and use Wifi Internet sharing. On the N9 and Symbian phones I could. Also Bluetooth.
Most areas in Southern California I get about the speed on my 700 as the LTE (5MB). Some places I get 15-20Mb on LTE but that is rare. The 700 is not an ATT smart phone, so the plan is inexpensive.
I ordered another 700 and will likely take my 820 back next week.
FWIW I have/had: two 920s, two 820s, three 700s, 1 N9, C6, N8, E71, E75 and E7
That's not arestiction on the phone.. Talk to your carrier..
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In the settings menu go to Internet Sharing option, Move On, then appears the name of the connection and becomes a wireless moden from the laptop can be used as a Wi-fi, a code that indicates you must enter as password from the laptop