Even after Microsoft saying that their Windows Phone 7 devices would not support tethering. It has now been discovered on a couple of Samsung Windows Phone 7 devices.
If you own a Samsung Focus or Omnia 7 you are one of the lucky few that can now enable tethering on your devices. Step by Step setup after the jump.
Thanks to the Mobility Digest
Here’s the step by step:
1) open your phone and dial “##634#” then press call. You’ll go into the Diagnosis Menu (going forward this icon appears in your programs so you don’t need to dal that again). This is just a phone dialer with a little icon and note on top.
2) In diagnosis mode (phone dialer) dial “*#7284#” and a dialogue will pop up letting you change the settings from Zune to modem or “Modem, USB dialog.”. You want to go with “Modem, Tethered Call”. It will restart you phone after a few seconds. Once it restarts, connect to your PC over USB and drivers will be installed on your computer. Now go to your connections on your PC and you’ll see that a Samsung modem was added.
3) on your PC you need to change the setting for the Samsung modem. If you set it to prompt for user name you’ll be able to put in the login info. This is all it is:
user name: WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM
Go to connect and BAM. You’re tethered. I will tell you it went to ‘register’ the first time and failed. The second time worked and now I can connect and disconnect by plugging/unplugging my USB cord and I’m tethered baby!Filed Under: Mobile Phone News, Technology News