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I guess I may have found a good feature of windows phone today. From yesterday, I have disabled mobile internet on my mobile since the data pack ran off. Just a while ago when i connected my mobile to laptop for sync with zune, I received mails on the mobile to my shock. Later i browsed internet explorer and whatsapp. Everything worked great. Therefore, i rechecked the mobile network to see if it was off. And yes, it was still off.

Then I realized it might be using my laptop connection which is connected to a LAN network for internet browsing.

So, my question is what happens to mobile internet connectivity when its connected to a laptop. Does it automatically uses any available net connection from laptop or just the via-LAN internet.

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Windows Phone uses your computer's internet connection only when the Zune software is open and connected to your phone. Your internet connection is then shared to your phone via Zune.

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Source: pocketnow.com/windows-phone/… –  row1 Dec 4 '12 at 1:51
    
great. Glad I discovered it. Else until now I was first starting the WiFi hotspot on laptop and then using it. –  Pankaj Upadhyay Dec 4 '12 at 11:30
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