Nokia N900 tips & tricks: Tether with your Windows PC through PC Suite
One of the things I use my smartphone for from time-to-time is tethering when I am waiting for extended periods and want a larger keyboard and display experience than what I can find on my smartphone. Given that the Nokia N900 is a Maemo 5 device with just a few apps and utilities I didn’t even think to try to figure out how to tether it for the last week. I finally pulled my head out and realized that the N900 connects to Windows PCs with Nokia PC Suite and there is a native USB modem driver found in PC Suite. I connected my N900, launched PC Suite, clicked on the One Touch Access icon and away I went. Using my T-Mobile 3G SIM and N900 I saw download speeds between 230 and 260 kbps, but this wasn’t in a particularly well populated area. I need to conduct some more tests in strong signal zones.
The good thing is that this tethering capability is supported and is drop dead easy to use on a PC. There is no PC Suite for the Mac so I am not sure if you can connect a Mac to the N900 yet.