How to tether Samsung Focus ( USB tethering guide )

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The Windows Phone 7 OS has its disadvantages, apart being new on the market. One of the biggest out there is not to allow tethering by default, this being the case we shall study for the Samsung Focus. USB tethering to be more exact. For those who want to know how to do it, follow the steps bellow as the road to redemption will be short, thanks to ingenious minds out there. By doing this, you will get internet access, by simply connecting the device ( PC, notebook, etc. ) to the Samsung Focus, via an USB cable.

For those who don’t know, tethering for the Samsung Focus allows you to connect the computer, notebook, PDA or any other given device to your Windows Phone 7 smartphone and use the internet connection. Although there are several ways to tether Samsung Focus, today we will learn about USB tethering. That means the actual connecting process will be made using a simple USB cable. Other methods like Wi-Fi ( HotSpot )tethering or Bluetooth are not currently supported.

Before we start, please note that his is actually a hack developed by the folks over Mobility Digest and Samsung HDBlog.it and may be a risky procedure for those signed up with AT&T. This is because the tethering process violates the network provider’s terms of service. Besides this, for those using a limited data plan, an overwhelming use of the connection for downloading torrent files or watching videos will lead to overuse charges. Welcome to the Dark Side.

The method bellow has been tested only for Samsung Focus and the AT&T network. Expand it further at your own risk. Also, ZUNE is needed for this procedure so, if you haven’t installed it yet here is a quick link.

Samsung Focus image

Samsung Focus image

How to tether Samsung Focus ( USB tethering guide )

  1. Dial ##634#

  2. A diagnostic mode will open. Enter *#7284#, using the phone’s dialer.

  3. Switch to “Modem, Tethered Call” and wait for the restart.

  4. Now connect the Samsung Focus to the computer, using an USB cable, and wait until the drivers are being installed.

  5. On the Samsung Focus, go to Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Center -> Settings. You should see something about the Samsung modem.

  6. Apply the following settings:
    Number: *99***1#
    User Name: WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM
    Password: CINGULAR1

  7. Now click Connect.

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