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How to tether your Nokia N95s Internet connection to your laptop via USB in Linux

Sometimes you end up somewhere with your laptop where you just can’t find any open WiFi. Luckily you have a Nokia N95 and a USB data cable. I’m going to show you how to tether your N95 to your laptop via USB the quick and dirty command line way, as well as the prettier GUI way. In these examples I am running Fedora 9 and Gnome. …

How to tether your Nokia N95s Internet connection to your laptop via Bluetooth in Linux

Sometimes you end up somewhere with your laptop where you just can’t find any open WiFi. Luckily you have a Nokia N95 and a Bluetooth adapter. I’m going to show you how to tether your N95 to your laptop via Bluetooth the quick and dirty command line way, as well as the prettier GUI way. In these examples I am running Fedora 9 and Gnome. …

How to install applications on your N95 from a local web server

After writing more than a dozen of these tutorials and installing and removing so many different applications, I thought to myself, there has got to be a faster way. WiFi is far faster than Bluetooth and far more convenient than digging for a USB data cable. I have a computer running Linux, I have a wireless network, and the N95 connects via WiFi so why not just run Apache on my computer and point the N95 at a directory on the computer?

I’m writing this tutorial using Fedora 9, but these instructions should be easily adaptable to just about any Linux distribution. Also, you can install Apache in Windows or OS X, and follow along with the steps in this tutorial. …

How to turn your N95 into a wireless access point

This tutorial will guide you through turning your Nokia N95 into a WiFi (wireless) access point. No more tethering via USB or Bluetooth. Using JoikuSpot Light, a totally free utility that works well as long as you only need to use HTTP and HTTPS protocols, you’ll be up and surfing in no time. You’ll have to go with JoikuSpot Premium if you need POP3, SMTP, etc. …

Generating an RSA key pair for use with PuTTY on the N95

As I started my tutorial on adding fonts to PuTTY on the N95, I very quickly decided that having to enter a user name and password every time I logged in was taking too long. So I generated an RSA key pair with a blank pass phrase just to save time. Don’t worry, of course I deleted the key pair as soon as I was finished. The last thing I need is to lose my phone and have some stranger logging into my server!

Note: this procedure is not specific to just the N95, nor is it only specific to Linux. I use Linux in my examples because I’m not a Windows user. The procedure described below on how to generate RSA keys can be adapted to puttygen.exe on Windows. …

How to edit Text Files on the N95

The built in text viewer on the N95 works fine for viewing text files but recently I have wanted to be able to edit rather than just view them. Copying a file to my laptop, editing it, then copying it back to the phone seemed silly to me so I stated Googling and came across DEdit. I expected something similar to Windows Notepad but I was pleasantly surprised to be proven wrong. DEdit is a far better text editor than Notepad! Juriy Bakunin was definitely thinking when he wrote this one! …

How to convert and watch DivX movies on the Nokia N95

If you like watching movies, you can take them with you and watch them on your N95. One easy way to do it is to convert your movies to a format that DivX Mobile will play. In this tutorial I use mencoder on Linux to convert a movie to XviD. XviD is an open source MPEG-4 video codec. The DivX player plays XviD files very well. I will also provide links to the Windows and Mac DivX Mobile bundles which include a special version of the DivX Converter for Mobile. …