The steps seem tedious, but if you have enough patience, you'll be rewarded with internet almost everywhere in the country. :)
You'll need to have the following:
- A Nokia phone with a modem. Mine is an E51 and I think all of the "E" and "N" series have modems. check your manual to see if you have a modem).
- Your phone configured to acces the internet through GPRS, 3G or Edge. (I use Globe. Ask your telco how to configure this, if you don't know how.)
- Bluetooth in your phone, or a USB cable. I prefer bluetooth so I don't have to carry around a cable, but cable is faster. Make sure your Mac and phone are communicating through bluetooth. (You can do this by clicking on the Bluetooth icon in System Preferences and
- MacOS Tiger (10.4) to Snow Leopard (mine is the latter, aka 10.6; the screens you'll see here are for Snow Leopard).
If you don't have an access point configured, read "No Access Point?" below:
I. Find your APN (access point name).
- In your phone, go to Tools > Settings > Connection > Access points.
- Click the Access Point that Globe sent you. This will probably be named myGlobe Internet unless you renamed it when you received the configuration info. Click this.
- Write down the value inside "Access point name". Mine is internet.globe.com.ph.
II. Set up your Mac to use the phone modem.
- In System Preferences, click Network Preferences. The left box contains your possible connection points.
- Click the + sign to add a new connection. Type a name for this connection. I called mine "Globe Nokia". Click the "Create" button. This brings you back to the main screen. (Screen 1, below)
- In the Telephone number box, type *99# and click the Advanced... button. (Screen 2)
- In the Modem tab, enter the following values and click OK. (Screen 3)
- Vendor: Nokia
- Model: GPRS (GSM/3G)
- APN: internet.globe.com.ph (Note: this is the value you found in Step I, above.)
- CID: 1
- Check the box beside "Show modem status in menu bar". This will display a telephone icon that you could click to quickly connect through your phone.
- If you use gmail, or google, type m.gmail.com or m.google.com to indicate "mobile".
No Access Point? Try the following steps to set up an internet connection to Globe:
A few years back, I didn't have the benefit of this Nokia webpage. Check it out for more information.
Share your tips on how you connect to the net, using your mobile devices.