How to use your Nokia N97 Mini as a modem

Nokia-N97-Mini-modem-setup-2The Nokia N97 Mini is an amazingly capable smartphone, and it really shines when it comes to compatibility with your laptop. If you’ve got a machine without integrated 3G, and need to access the internet when out on the road, it’s simpler than ever to use your Nokia N97 Mini as a modem. To find out how, read on after the jump…

Syncing your Nokia N97 Mini with your laptop couldn’t be easier, as long as you’ve downloaded the Nokia PC Suite. From here, you can carry out loads of different tasks – from reading, saving and sending text messages, to looking after your phonebook, to accessing the Nokia N97 Mini as a modem and browsing the internet on your laptop wherever you go.

Connect your Nokia N97 Mini to the laptop using the handset’s USB cable. It’s also possible to set up the phone as a modem using Bluetooth – but this means you’ll have to have the Bluetooth adapters on both your laptop and your phone turned on, having a big effect on the battery life of both. It’s also a lot easier to set up using the cable.

Plug the cable into your laptop, and into the Nokia N97 Mini. Click ‘PC Suite’ from the options that pop onto your handset’s screen, as this ensure the phone connects in the right mode.

Start the Nokia PC Suite on your laptop, and click the large ‘Click here to connect a phone’ icon, making sure your Nokia N97 Mini connects properly. It’s then a simple case of pressing the internet icon on the top right. Once you’ve done this, your Nokia N97 Mini will automatically function as a modem, letting you connect to the internet and browse the web on the move.

It’s worth checking with your network provider, however, as data rates for a full desktop internet are often different to the data rates on your Nokia N97 Mini itself, so you may accidentally incur hidden costs.

  • Alexandre

    Tanks a lot!

  • sivakumaresan

    Hey, i use laptop with windows 7 ultimate. i installed nokia pc suit and tried to use my n97mini as modam throuh USB cable. i did not work and display ONE TOUCH ACCESS FAILED TO ESTABLISH A NET WORK CONNECTION. PLEASE CHECK CONNECTIONS SETTINGS.

    I DELETED PC SUIT AND INSTALLED AGAIN

    I CHECK ALL AND FOUND EVERY THING OK BUT NOT ABLE TO CONNECT WITH INTERNET , THE SAME DISPLAY COMES AGAIN

  • http://noknok paul

    Thanks thats helped alot..very good to know..but its worth checking with your serves pvider be4 u connect to the web..

  • Reckless

    Can nokia n97 mini do this to a PC too,not only on laptop?

  • Manish

    Is the same thing going to work in case of 3g services too

  • Luis

    Awesome!! Great instructions and really helpful! Thanks!

  • Andy

    You make it sound so simple but mine just won’t have it! I have tried manual settings too but no, not a sniff of interent access!

  • http://noknok.tv stephen

    fantastic, easy to set up and use. Great instructions