How to use your Dash as a Modem

Using Internet Sharing

With Internet Sharing, you can use your phone as an external modem for another device such as a PDA or notebook computer.


  1. • If you want to use a USB cable connection, you must first install Microsoft ActiveSync version 4.2 or later on the computer.
  2. • Before using Internet Sharing, disable ActiveSync on your computer. To disable ActiveSync, open ActiveSync then select

File > Connection Settings and clear Allow USB Connections.

Set up the phone as a modem

To set up the phone as a USB modem


. On your phone, select Start > Accessories > Internet Sharing.

2. In the PC Connection list, select USB.


. In the Network Connection list, select the name of connection that your phone uses to connect to the Internet. ****


. Plug in the USB cable between your phone and the computer. ****


. Select Connect. ****

To end the Internet connection

• On the Internet Sharing screen, select Disconnect.

Use the phone as a Bluetooth modem

You can connect your phone to a notebook or desktop computer through Bluetooth and use the phone as a modem for the computer.

For the computer to use the Internet connection of your phone, activate Internet Sharing on your phone, then set up a Bluetooth Personal Area Network (PAN) between the computer and your phone.


. On your phone, turn on Bluetooth and set it to Visible mode. ****


. Initiate a Bluetooth partnership from your phone by following the steps in "To create a Bluetooth partnership."

Alternatively, you can initiate a Bluetooth partnership from the computer by following these steps (based on Windows XP SP2):


. In the Control Panel or System Tray, double-click the Bluetooth Devices icon. ****


. In the Bluetooth Devices window, click Add. ****


. The Add Bluetooth Device Wizard opens. Select the My device is set up and ready to be found check box, then click Next. ****


. The wizard then detects your phone and displays its name in the dialog box. Select the phone name, then click Next. ****


. Select Let me choose my own passkey, then enter a passkey (1 up to 16 digits) that will serve as an identification number for establishing a secure connection between your phone and the computer. Click Next. ****


. A confirmation message appears on your phone. Click Yes to accept the connection, enter the same passcode, then click Next. ****


. On the computer, click Finish to exit the wizard. ****


. On your phone’s Partnership Settings screen, you can change the display name for the computer, then click Finish. ****


. Now, open the Internet Sharing program on your phone. Select Start

> Accessories > Internet Sharing.


. Select Bluetooth PAN as the PC Connection.

5. From the

Network Connection list, select the name of the connection that your phone uses to connect to the Internet. ****


. Select Connect. ****


. On your computer, set up a Bluetooth Personal Area Network (PAN) with your phone:


. Click Start > Control Panel > Network Connections.


. Under Personal Area Network, click the Bluetooth Network Connection icon. ****


. Under Network Tasks, click View Bluetooth network devices. ****


. In the Bluetooth Personal Area Network Devices dialog box, select your phone, then click Connect. ****


. On the Internet Sharing screen on your phone, check if a connected status is displayed, which indicates that your computer has been successfully connected to the Internet using your phone as a Bluetooth modem