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For the longest time I did not feel the need for tethering, so I did not pay too much attention to the subject. I sort of knew it was possible, and also that some devices could potentially act up and refuse to work. So I decided to give it a try and see if it does.

First step is, of course, to set up the phone:

1. Dial ##634#

2. Enter password 277634#*#

3. In MFG go to Menu Engineer > Port Settings > USB Switching

4. Select QC Composite

5. Wait for the phone to restart

6. Connect phone to PC

The following steps take place on the PC:

1. Once windows detects the phone, a phone modem is installed.

2. In Device Manager edit the modem settings: On the Advanced tab, in Extra initialization commands enter:

AT+CGDCONT=1,”IP”,”inet.bell.ca”

3. Create a new dial-up connection using the LG modem installed. Set it to dial *99#

That’s about it. Now dial and get connected. Be mindful of data usage, as it might end up costing you quite a bit in data charges.

Enjoy!

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So, I’ve had my WP7 for a while now, and I’ve got a few apps I like, and a few I would love to have.

What I like (in no particular order):

What I would like to have:

  • Skype
  • TomTom or Navigon
  • MSN Messnger
  • Lync client

If you’re like me, and your main machine runs Windows Server 2008 R2 x64, and you’ve just got the new Windows Phone 7, you are next looking at installing Zune on your machine and start sync-ing podcasts and other stuff.

So, you’ve downloaded the Zune client from HERE and you run it, but it complains about the OS. Basically, the installer blocks Windows Server 2008 (probably other server OS too, have not tested that scenario).

Anyway, to move on past this hick-up, run it from a command prompt, with elevated privileges (run as Administrator). Run the following commands:

ZuneSetupPkg.exe /x

this will extract the files from the package. Specify where the files are to be extracted.

Go to the folder where you’ve extracted the files (within the same cmd session), go to \x64\PACKAGES and run the installer directly. The installer is zune-x64.exe

Now follow the prompts, and you’re done.

Oh, and if your locale is Canada rather than US, for some reason you loose the ability to browse the podcasts library in Zune. Not a big deal, as you can just provide the URL to the podcasts you need to sync, but it is easier to just browse visually.

Enjoy!

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