How to setup a dial-up mobile internet connection? Connect mobile phone to PC via USB and connect to internet

This tutorial is about connecting to internet using your mobile's data connection to surf internet by connecting the mobile to PC using a USB cable. Note: On modern Android Phones, you can do USB tethering instead if it is supported.

For almost any phone, the same general steps apply - that is to create a dial-up connection on the PC using the mobile phone's modem.

MOBILE OPERATOR RELATED SETUP:


You have to subscribe to your service provider for GPRS service. Some rental /data fees will be charged depending on the service provider.

  • Call customer care and follow instructions to get GPRS settings on your handset.
  • After getting the GPRS settings, save the settings on your mobile.
  • The example below is on Airtel (India). This could be similar on other service providers.
  • Save the GPRS SETTINGS received from your service provider from the option menu.
  • Go to main menu on your handset >> SETTINGS >> CONNECTION >>GPRS
  • GPRS CONNECTION = when needed
  • SET ACCESS POINT = airtelgprs.com (For other service provider, check with your customer service)

SETUP AND TEST THE PHONE MODEM
  • Go to CONTROL PANEL > PHONE and MODEM
  • Select MODEMS TAB >select the handset MODEM displayed
  • Go to its properties > select ADVANCED TAB
  • keep the "extra initialization" space blank.
  • Select DIAGNOSTICS > QUERY MODEM
  • The first line in the COMMAND | RESPONSE should show SUCCESS. (your modem is OK)
  • Click OK
  • GO BACK CLICKING OK
CREATING A NEW DIAL UP CONNECTION 
  • Select create a new connection > next > select connect to internet
  • Select setup connection manually
  • Select connect using dial-up modem
  • Select one of the modems that appear
  • ISP name > service provider name > eg. Airtel
  • Phone number to dial > eg. *99***1# for airtel am using. For others, you can also try *99#
  • Keep the user name and password fields blank
That's it.
Your network connection for this modem should now appear in Control Panel >Network and Internet > Network Connections.

CONNECTING TO THE INTERNET
With the new connection created, just right-click on the connection and select connect > dial.




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