I was lucky enough to snag a Nokia N95 (8Gb) as a review unit for a local magazine that I write for and after doing my article (actually, two articles) for that unit, I experimented and tried connecting it to my Eee PC to see if it plays well together.
To my pleasant surprise, I was able to configure my Eee to do dial-up networking using the Nokia N95 as a wireless modem! Here's how its done if you want to use Smart:
- connect the phone to the Eee using the bundled data cable (the cable for the N95 is a standard USB-to-miniUSB cable). Once connected, the phone will ask what kind of connection it will start, I chose "PC Suite".
- on the Eee side, initiate the Network Connections applet (Control Center --> Network Connections) and click on the "Create..."
button. This should start the "Connection Wizard"
- On the Connection Wizard, select "Dial-up" as the connection type then click next. The Eee will seem to freeze for a while as it tries to detect the N95.
- On the next screen select "Nokia - Nokia N95 8GB /dev/ttyACM0 then click "Next"
- It will ask for a phone number, enter the phone number of your ISP. In Manila, Philippines, the dialing prefix should be "02" and dialing suffix blank then click "Next"
- enter the user ID and password you use for your ISP and click "Next"
- enter a descriptive name for this connection and click Next. The Eee will again freeze for a bit as it saves your configuration
I need to do more researh if this method can be used to access the local telco's 3G/HSDPA network,