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    Use ZTE Z221 USB Internet Connection on Computer

    I connected the ATT ZTE Z221 via usb to computer, and it installed modem drivers for that phone. How do I connect the computer via usb to the Media NET or whatever internet that phone uses on the computer?

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    Nov 8, 2011 1:01:58 PM
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    TheRPGLPer wrote:

    I connected the ATT ZTE Z221 via usb to computer, and it installed modem drivers for that phone. How do I connect the computer via usb to the Media NET or whatever internet that phone uses on the computer?


    It sounds like your goal is to use your phone as a modem so you have an internet connection on your computer. Is that right? 

    Here is the manual for your phone - it should help: http://www.zteusa.com/device/201108/P020110830813371544890.pdf

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    Edited by TheRPGLPer on Nov 8, 2011 at 1:46:51 PM

    That is exactly what I am trying to do. I'll look at the manual.

     

    EDIT: Still gives me no guideline on what to do. What do I have to do on my computer? I see that the phone has Mobile Settings but my computer refuses to connect.

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    Nov 8, 2011 2:14:37 PM
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    I honestly don't know but let me look into it. 

     

    In the meantime, maybe one of our community members has some advice that can help. Smiley Happy

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    Nov 8, 2011 2:37:09 PM
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    Okay, thank you.

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    Nov 8, 2011 10:16:56 PM
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    The computer's cache probably contains information on the network that you previously connected to. Reboot your computer to clear the cache. See if that works.

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    Nov 11, 2011 9:30:51 AM
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    I'll try that. Also what I am trying to do is similar to the USB Tethering Internet with the Blackberry. I dial the *93# and it gets to registering the computer on the network and it fails there.

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    Nov 19, 2011 11:26:41 AM
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    I would like to know, as well.

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    Nov 24, 2011 8:09:00 AM
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    Any solution yet?

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    Nov 24, 2011 8:54:33 AM
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    Wild Banchi posted the url that has detailed instructions for Z221. It looks like all the instructions are included. Just go over it and you will find out.

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    Nov 24, 2011 9:25:46 AM
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    can you link it please?

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    Nov 24, 2011 10:35:28 AM
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    Here is the post.

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    Nov 24, 2011 5:54:07 PM
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    I turned to the tethering section but found no relevant info in there. For goodness sake, don't add a tethering subtitle if there's no information in there. This is supposed to be a released documentation.

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    Nov 24, 2011 7:46:26 PM
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    Well, is it even possible?

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    Nov 24, 2011 8:46:50 PM
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    With history as a guide, the feature was likely disabled by the carrier.

    Happy T Day.

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    Nov 24, 2011 11:15:18 PM
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    If anyone found a way to make tethering work, I want you all to be aware that you will need to purchase a data plan AND a tethering plan. As far as I can recall, the data plan alone would be $40. The tethering plan would be $60 a month. That means $100 per month.

    Please talk to an AT&T rep.

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    Dec 20, 2011 5:54:32 PM
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    Figured it out and get about 300k/s

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    Dec 21, 2011 6:17:22 AM
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    That's great! Would you mind posting the steps you took so other folks can benefit from your knowledge?

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    Edited by TheRPGLPer on Dec 21, 2011 at 8:12:10 AM
    Yeah. In the phones modem settings, you have to set a username and password. Plug it on, on your computer, dial that number (*#99* I think) and in username and pass put what you set in the phone. You might have to change some settings in the modem though. Edit: can someone confirm that number for me? *#99# or *#99* Idk

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    BLUE TOOTH FOR TRANSFER OF PICTURES WILL WORK.

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