Mobile Networking N85

By jbonetwo
Jan 4, 2009
  1. Hi,

    I have a HP laptop with bluetooth, wireless and a lan connection that is used to connect to the internet.

    How do i set up the wireless network so that i can connect my nokia n85 to the internet through it?

    I'm using windows vista home 32 and all my attempts have been unsuccessful

    Thank you for the replies!

  2. brucethetech

    brucethetech TS Enthusiast Posts: 229

    the page on the N85 I saw says that it has builtin WIFI. If thats the case you can simply browse for a network on the phone and your there.
  3. jbonetwo

    jbonetwo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've been trying just that. Set up my laptop wi-fi to share my laptop's internet connection, created a wireless network, etc. but my mobile cant access the internet when connecting to the wifi network.
    I did manage to connect to the net successfully once but then the internet on my laptop wouldnt work. Cant remember wat i did now tho...
    Any ideas?
  4. brucethetech

    brucethetech TS Enthusiast Posts: 229

    so u use ur wired connection for network and u want the n85 setup as a wireless client? if so u need an ad-hoc network btw the 2 devices with a shared internet connection....thats the process i used before i got my router
  5. jbonetwo

    jbonetwo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i've tried the ad-hoc network setup with no success. i think its reached the point where i have to set up the network configurations manually on the phone and the laptop. i need guidance for this as im not an expert.
  6. jbonetwo

    jbonetwo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi brucethetech
    I know where to find the settings on my N85. What i need help with is the ip setup of my network.
    i,e, my lan connects me to the internet and my university's nat or watever assigns me a new ip address every time.
    if i set up an ad-hoc network, for some reason windows changes my lan ip to, meaning i cant connect to the internet from my laptop anymore.
    im confused. i thought the setup could simply be
    N85->HP Wifi->HP Lan->Internet
    For some reason this is much more complicated than i anticipated.
    Any suggestions?

    ok here's what ive tried so far.

    1.local area connection gets a different ip address every time i connect. right now its,
    default gateway is,
    primary and secondary dns addresses are and

    2.set up an ad hoc network 'Incubus' with WEP

    3.wireless lan is set to allow networked users to share the computer's internet connection.

    4.wireless lan is set to configure ip addresses automatically (dhcp)

    5.all firewalls disabled for now

    now i've tried allowing the phone to acquire settings automatically and manually entering the ip address as, as lan),
    default gateways tried both and,
    dns servers tried both and and

    With every attempt at mixing n matching the settings, my phone keeps giving me 'no gateway reply' errors when i try to browse a website.

    please help!
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...