How to Use an LG Phone As a PC Modem

by Bennett Gavrish
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LG cell phones are available with various wireless carriers, and most models are capable of a feature known as tethering. When tethered, your cell phone acts as a modem and provides an Internet connection for your PC computer. The easiest way to set up your LG phone as a modem for your PC computer is to use Bluetooth and configure the network settings through the Windows interface.

Step 1

Make sure [Bluetooth]( is enabled on your LG phone. If not, enable it by going to the "Settings" menu, then clicking "Connections" and "Bluetooth."

Step 2

Open the "Start" menu, type "bthprops.cpl" into the search field and press the "Enter" key to launch the Bluetooth setup utility.

Step 3

Click "Add" underneath the "Devices" tab, then click "Next."

Step 4

Go to the Bluetooth settings on your LG phone and choose the "Find Me" option. The phone will now begin communicating with your PC computer.

Step 5

Highlight your LG phone's name from the list of discovered devices, press "Next," then select the "Choose a passkey for me" option. Your computer will now display a short numeric code on the screen.

Step 6

Enter the numeric code using your phone's keypad to sync the two devices. Click "Finish" on your computer.

Step 7

Open the "Start" menu again, go to the "Connect to" sub-menu and select "Set up a connection or network."

Step 8

Pick the "Set up a dial-up connection" and click "Next."

Step 9

Highlight your LG phone from the list of modems and enter the appropriate phone number to dial for tethering services. This number depends upon your wireless carrier. If you do not know what number to use, contact your carrier.

Enter the username and password associated with your wireless account and press "Connect" to begin using your LG phone as a modem.


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About the Author

Bennett Gavrish is an I.T. professional who has been writing about computers, electronics and the Web since 2004. His work has appeared in the "Nashua Telegraph" and the "Daily Free Press" and on numerous websites. Gavrish received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Boston University.

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