You can use Micromax Q7 mobile phone as an source internet connection for your pc and laptop. I found a easy guide here which can show the entire process to enable the internet on your system. All you need is have a active internet connection on Micromax Q7 phone. It can either Docomo or Airtel whichever you use. But you must have an active GPRS connection here. Then you need Microsoft Q7 PC suite for that. That will be the dialer for your. The suite comes with a modem driver. It is an inf file. It comes packed in the setup of pc suite.
It is important that the driver must be detected properly in your system so that the modem must function well. You can later on try some troubleshooting tips on that if you face issues on the modem installation. Do not forget to download the pc suite software for that. You can download the directly from the official website or you can use the CD which you get when you buy the phone.
Internet Setup guide for Windows 7 & Vista
First get the Pc suite for Micromax Q7 and then run the setup for that.
Connect the phone via usb connection. Once you connect the phone, you will get a popup of new hardware phone. This is the first option you get when you connect the phone to your system. On the phone you get three choices to select :
- Mass Storage
- Com Port
- Web Cam
Mass Storage : Under this option you get access to the MicroSD card of your phone. This act as a usb drive where you can directly copy paste your data, movies, songs, etc. you can see a green usb icon on the system tray. Click on it before disconnecting the phone. It will kill the connectivity or else it can damage the device.
Com Port : Under this you can access the device modem. This is like an external port assigned to the phone where the system contact with the phone. The phone act as a modem here. It is like a pathway to connect to internet. Sometime open ports are blocked by firewall. So you can add the same under exception list if you want, incase it is blocked.
Web Cam: Under this the phone camera can be used directly as a webcam. This is one of the best features I liked in Micromax phone. You just need any webcam software, or an instant messenger. Click on the option, get the appropriate driver and then start video chatting. Remember the quality is not so good but acceptable and it needs a proper driver for that. If you have an internet connection then Windows directly downloads driver associated to the camera.
At this you just need to choose the appropriate option. For the gprs connectivity you have to choose Com Port. Let the device first installed properly.
Once done right click on My Computer. Then click on Properties. In that on the left side you can se Device Manager. This is application shows you the current hardware installed on your system.You have to use this option when the phone device is not installed properly or if the modem is not detected. This is a manual method of modem setup.
I had posted a screenshot of my system you can have a look on the same below. Right click on scan for hardware changes. A Add Hardware Wizards open up. Click on Next. This is a method of adding legacy hardware to your system.