Mobile Phone Web Connection

It is possible to use any mobile phone with a USB modem connection to get an internet connection, but for this project, we are using the Motorola MPx220, a "smartphone" that runs on a Windows Mobile Operating System.

Motorola MPx220 Dial-up Connection Setup

  1. Download the driver before you start. Place it in an obvious location to find later.
  2. Make sure the USB modem link connection is ACTIVE on the phone. Connect the phone to the USB port. The Modem Link can be accessed by going to START> ACCESSORIES>MODEM LINK. Be sure Connection is set as USB, not IrCOMM. Then, press MENU, and select ACTIVATE. DO NOT select DONE after you have selected ACTIVATE. This will deactivate the connection. Instead, press the HOME button.
  3. Connect the phone to USB port. A "Found New Hardware Wizard" will pop up. Select "Install from a list or specific location" and click NEXT. Select "Don't search. I will choose the driver to install" and click NEXT. The next page should be a list of hardware types. Choose "Modems" and click NEXT. Click on the "Have Disk" button. Browse for "Smartfon.inf" (Be sure that when you downloaded the file from this site, that it remains an .inf file and is not changed to .inf.txt file), choose that file, and click OK. If asked whether to stop installation, select "Continue Anyways." Once installation is done, click on "FINISH."
  4. Be sure that the modem link on the phone says "active" on the phone. On the computer, go to Device Manager by right clicking on My Computer and selecting Manage from the drop-down menu. Click on Device Manager on the left panel of the Computer Management window that pops up. Check Modems if "Smartphone 2002 Wireless USB Modem" exists. Double-click on it and go to the "Diagnostics" tab. Click on the "Query Modem" button and AT commands will appear, indicating that the modem is properly installed. Then, click on OK to exit the Modem Properties window.
  5. To utilize the modem, go to CONTROL PANEL>NETWORK CONNECTIONS and under Networks Tasks on the left-hand side of the window, select "Create a new connection." A "New Connection Wizard" window will pop up. Click NEXT. In the next page, choose the option for "Connect to the network at my workplace" which has " . . . using dial-up . . ." in the description. Click NEXT. Be sure the "Dial-up connection" option is selected. Click NEXT. A company name is not necessary to include; click NEXT again. For the phone number to dial, type in *99#, and click NEXT. On the next page, be sure "Anyone's use" is selected, click NEXT, and then FINISH.
  6. Once again, be sure the USB modem link connection is "active" on the phone.
  7. Go back to the "Network Connections" window on the computer. Double-click on the new "Dial-up Connection" option you have just created, and in the pop-up window, just click on the "Dial" button. The username and password fields should be empty.
  8. Now behold your new dial-up internet connection. It's slow, but at least you can connect to the internet now. Once you are done with using the internet, be sure to deactivate the USB Modem Link Connection on the phone to avoid potential problems with ActiveSync.

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