How to Tether a Boost Phone

By Si Kingston

A Boost mobile phone can also be used as a modem for a laptop or desktop computer. Tethering is the process of configuring a mobile phone so it can be used as a modem to connect to the Internet. To use a Boost mobile phone as a modem, you must have a phone plan that includes the web. You must first create a new dial-up network on the computer, then configure the network to work with your Boost mobile phone, and lastly, connect the computer to the Boost mobile phone.

Things You'll Need

  • USB cable
  • Phone USB drivers

Create a Network in Windows 7

Step 1

Select the "Control Panel" from the desktop "Start" menu.

Step 2

Choose "Network and Internet."

Step 3

Select "View Network Sharing and Tasks" under the "Network Sharing Center" menu.

Step 4

Click "Set Up a New Connection or Network." Select "Set Up a Dial-Up Connection" on the "Set Up a Connection or New Network" screen. Click "Next."

Step 5

Select "Set Up a Connection Anyway" when notified that Windows couldn't find a dial-up modem. Click "Next."

Step 6

Enter the "S=2#777" (without quotation marks) in the "Dial-Up Number" field. Skip the username and password fields, and enter any name that will identify the network in the "Connection" field. Click "Create."

Modify a Network in Windows 7

Step 1

Select the "Control Panel" from the desktop "Start" menu. Choose "Network and Internet," then choose "Connect to a Network."

Step 2

Right-click on the network you just created for the Boost mobile phone. Select "Properties."

Step 3

Select "General," and click the "Configure" button.

Step 4

Select "57600" from the BPS drop-down menu on the "Configure" screen. Check "Enable Hardware Flow Control." Press "OK."

Step 5

Hit the "Options" tab in the "Properties" screen. Select the "PPP" button. Make sure both "Enable LCP Extentions" and "Negotiate Multi-Link for Single-Link Connections" are unchecked. The "Enable Software Compression" option should be checked. Click "OK."

Connect the Phone

Step 1

Download the USB drivers for your Boost mobile phone. The drivers for each phone differ per manufacturer and model. You can download drivers in the "Support" section of the mobile manufacturer's website (see Resources).

Step 2

Restart the computer. Restart the Boost mobile phone as well.

Step 3

Connect the Boost mobile phone to the computer using the USB cable once the operating system has fully loaded. The operating system will recognize the connected Boost mobile.

Step 4

Select the "Control Panel" from the desktop "Start" menu. Select "Network and Internet," and "Choose a Network." Double-click to connect to the new Boost network you just created. Click on an Internet browser and you should have access to the Internet.