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Re: Nokia Lumia 800 as modem.

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seachdamh
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Nokia Lumia 800 as modem.

I asked google but did't get answer.

 

1. Can I use lumia as modem for laptop with windows XP? (via USB cable or bluetooth)? How?

2. Can I use lumia as modem for laptop with Linux? (usb or bluetooth)? How?

 

If somethere this topic is covered - it would be nice if someone can point me link.  

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carman58
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Re: Nokia Lumia 800 as modem.

Answer to both 1 & 2 is no, not at the moment, but rumour has it , thet there will be an update for the Lumia 800 within the next couple of weeks that will allow tethering :smileywink:

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seachdamh
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Re: Nokia Lumia 800 as modem.

Oh. This is really big flaw in that case. Tethering is solution (a kind of...) but very poor - battery life on active tetering + 3g will be... short. Very short.

I would never suspect that it can be moder phone without ability to work as modem... Even cheap phones can do it with cable...

If I woud know that early I never, ever buy this phone.
This is issue on Nokia only or general on Windows Phone?
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carman58
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Re: Nokia Lumia 800 as modem.

So what is the issue ? Connect Lumia via cable that will charge the phone, but connect to web via WiFi hotspot on phone ? 

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seachdamh
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Re: Nokia Lumia 800 as modem.

Issue is - in work day, when you has to travel a lot and you work on battery laptop mainly and 3g (no wifi internet in area) + have to use wifi to connect laptop with phone, it drain your battery quick. Laptop too...

 

I think, I have no choice but to wait. But honestly, I'm very disapoiting in this case (Lumia 800 pretend to be "buissnes" phone, but with no modem ability and VPN this is only a pretty toy). And with micro-sim I can't longer take sim card and use it in old-phone or modem 3g...

 

 

 

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carman58
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Re: Nokia Lumia 800 as modem.

You are making an issue of a non-issue, any phone you connect to your laptop via USB will take a charge when it is connected ? And office suite and email are superb, but obviously, there is always the option to return or exchange the handset if it does not fulfil your requirements ?

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angler
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Re: Nokia Lumia 800 as modem.


seachdamh wrote:
Oh. This is really big flaw in that case. Tethering is solution (a kind of...) but very poor - battery life on active tetering + 3g will be... short. Very short.

I would never suspect that it can be moder phone without ability to work as modem... Even cheap phones can do it with cable...

If I woud know that early I never, ever buy this phone.
This is issue on Nokia only or general on Windows Phone?

Lumia 900 will be initially support tethering while Lumia 800 may be updated to have this function.  Perhaps Nokia released Lumia 800 to meet the 3rd quarter 2011 result and some basic smart phone basic function to be updated at a later stage.

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r2504
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Re: Nokia Lumia 800 as modem.

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kklumia
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Re: Nokia Lumia 800 as modem.

Thank you r2504 for sharing the news,
waited it for so long....
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lifeisbetter
Posts: 5

Re: Nokia Lumia 800 as modem.

I have been hearing that Nokia is coming with an upgrade to allow tethering (using mobile as a wifi modem). When is it coming to India.

There is no FCC regulations applicable in India
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chew
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Re: Nokia Lumia 800 as modem.

Any update?

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Advisor
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Re: Nokia Lumia 800 as modem.

Also waiting for this update.

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Pekka_1
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Re: Nokia Lumia 800 as modem.

Any solution yet? How to use lumia 800 as a modem?

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vvaino
Posts: 626

Re: Nokia Lumia 800 as modem.

 

Hello @Pekka_1,

 

As said up there, something may be on it's way. All we can do is wait and see.

 

With Lumia 900 (maybe a visit to some local [Finnish?] retail store) you can actually

see the option in the settings-menu, although it's not working yet.

 

-vvaino

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jlt206
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Re: Nokia Lumia 800 as modem.

Just wondered if this has been resolved?

 

I have the latest version of the Lumia 800 with WP7.5 and I can't seem to use it in this way?

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vvaino
Posts: 626

Re: Nokia Lumia 800 as modem.

 

Hello @jlt206

 

Have you tried this; settings-> internet sharing-> sharing on?

 

I am using it right now with my Nokia Lumia 800 and Sony laptop.

 

-vvaino

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Professor
bbao
Posts: 592

Re: Nokia Lumia 800 as modem.

Any modem solution available now?

Another possible solution is to make Lumia 800 a wireless AP and gateway sharing the 3G connection over Wi-Fi. Any apps available in this approach??
bbao

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