Connect Mac OS X Computer to the Internet Using the Samsung A900M Camera Phone
The Samsung A900M phone, with a Sprint PCS account, is a real marvel at broadband connection. Even its built-in browser is quite capable for accessing various web sites, such as this one. So it would be even better to use it as broadband access on your notebook computer. Basically you can have broadband Internet on the go. Using the Samsung A900M with your notebook computer is relative easy once you get it set-up. I have been using this set-up quite some times, and the broadband speed is pretty close to using your broadband at home. This guide will help you tether the Samsung A900M to your Windows XP computer for broadband Internet.
USB Cable is Only for Charging
The Samsung A900M cellphone comes with an USB cable for connecting the phone to your computer. Unfortunately, Samsung does not have an Mac USB driver for this phone. Therefore, the USB cable is useless for data connectivity, which means you can's access the Internet with this cable. (You can still use the cable for the phone's Mass Storage Device mode.)
The USB cable, supplied by Samsung, does not charge the cellphone at the same time. That means how long you can stay on the Internet is limited by the battery life. And the small battery that came with the phone doesn't last that long.
There are two solution to the battery life problem. One, you can buy more batteries. Various vendors provide extended batteries that last far longer than the small battery that came with the phone. I listed several places and reviews on replacement batteries in the "Related Links" section below.
Another solution to this energy problem is to purchase an USB cable that has the battery charging capability. With a USB cable that can transfer data and charge the phone at the same time, you can practically stay on the Internet 24/7 (assuming you have an unlimited airtime plan, that is). I've listed an excellent USB cable for this phone in the "Related Links" section.
Set Up Network Preferences
Click on the Apple menu. Then s
Click on "Advanced...". In the modem tab, set "Vendor" to "Sprint", set "Model" to "PCS Vision", set "Enable error correction and compression in modem", set "Dial Mode" to "Wait for dial tone before dialing", set "Dialing" to "Tone", and set "Sound" to "On". Click "OK" when you are done.
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