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How to use Xperia X8 as a Modem

11/24/2011
One Thursday night, I am happily surfing the web when the mode light on my B933 router started blinking - yeah right, the connection is down. Now what?

-basic PC/connection troubleshooting - checked
-reported the problem to my ISP (itago natin sa pangalang Smartbro) - checked
-waited in vain for their resolution - checked but still no luck

Since I couldn't wait any longer because I've got work to do, I've finally decided to buy a Sim and a USB dongle from a different ISP (itago natin sa pangalang Globe) for back-up connection. Unfortunately, the USB dongle poorly detected 3g when connected to my desktop computer but worked amazingly well when I inserted the Sim in my phone.

Now, I'm left with no choice but to use my phone as a modem, but how can it be possible? I'm using Sony Ericson X8 and SE PC companion doesn't support that kind of thing. So I've searched around different forums and compiled/followed the following steps in using an android phone as a modem.


APN Settings for Smart, Globe and Sun Cellular

11/23/2011

If you’re using a variety of postpaid or prepaid SIM cards for your modem or phone to connect to the Internet, make sure that you have all the correct APN settings for each of your ISP.



Below are the MODEM profile configuration settings for Smart, Sun Cellular and Globe Tattoo.

Disregard the Dial number, IP address and PPP Authentication settings if you’re configuring it on your MOBILE PHONE, just input the correct APN and you’re good to go.


Note: For Smartbro Prepaid SIM that came with the dongle/USB kit, the APN is smartbro

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