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By rjpearce, Member on 20th April 2012, 01:30 PM
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Hi folks,

Has anyone had much luck with tethering an Internet connection using bluetooth (not wifi)

I've tried tethering from my HTC Desire HD (ICS 4.0.4) to my Archos 101 G9 (ICS 4.0.4), after pairing I can get the tablet to connect and use the Internet connection, but after a minute the bluetooth connection drops out.

Has anyone else noticed a similar problem?

I've found a few threads on the Asus Transformer section with a very similar issue but they seems to have been fixed by a recent firmware update from Asus.
 
 
21st April 2012, 09:52 AM |#2  
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no tethering by BT with ICS
use the wifi
21st April 2012, 10:27 PM |#3  
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I've gotten it to work using foxfi on my galaxy nexus and pdanet tablet on the g9
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I've gotten it to work using foxfi on my galaxy nexus and pdanet tablet on the g9

I got it to work once using pdanet tablet and foxfi. I can't get it to work anymore though.

At OP make sure you have tun.ko installed on your tablet so Bluetooth tether may work.


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22nd April 2012, 12:54 AM |#5  
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I have a 101 G9 Turbo 8GB version I bought off Sellout.Woot back in March. I installed a rom off XDA but I don't remember which one! It was one of the 3.2.80 versions though. After some trial and error I have been able to tether my tablet to my Nokia E71 through bluetooth DUN using the command line. It isn't the easiest to do but its usable.
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it works good when tethering from Asus transformer to my archos g9 101 but the speed isnt the best.
23rd April 2012, 01:14 PM |#7  
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I got it to work once using pdanet tablet and foxfi. I can't get it to work anymore though.

At OP make sure you have tun.ko installed on your tablet so Bluetooth tether may work.


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When you got it working were you using Gingerbread or ICS?

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23rd April 2012, 05:44 PM |#8  
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When you got it working were you using Gingerbread or ICS?

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Ics, I got it working about 2 weeks ago. But not had any luck since then.



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27th June 2012, 04:13 AM |#9  
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Thumbs up Works for me!
It works outstandingly for me:
Phone: Verizon XV6900 (aka HTC Touch - CDMA EVDO rev A, no wifi), WinMo 6.1 running Internet Sharing utility.

Archos 80, "Staples Special" (1 Ghz/512 MB RAM/7 GB storage - listed as 4GB, go figure), ICS, FW 4.0.6

How I did it:
1. BT pair the phone and tablet (duh ;)
2. Make sure they are connected - tap the phone device name in the Android BT settings list so it shows connected
3. Start ICS ("Internet Connection Sharing" - they had that acronym long before any Google Android existed ;) on the WinMo phone, tap its "Connect" soft key.
4. Android settings: "More.../Tethering & portable hotspot/Bluetooth tethering" check marked (yeah, I thought that meant the Archos would share its connection - dunno about that, but it is working in the opposite direction for me - go figure).

I streamed a TunedIn radio stream for several hours this way at a hotel recently (good thing I have the "unlimited" data plan grandfathered, but looks like I only used about 20MB, picking 40Kbps stream).

YMMV
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28th June 2012, 06:27 AM |#10  
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It works outstandingly for me:

3. Start ICS ("Internet Connection Sharing" - they had that acronym long before any Google Android existed ;) on the WinMo phone, tap its "Connect" soft key.
4. Android settings: "More.../Tethering & portable hotspot/Bluetooth tethering" check marked (yeah, I thought that meant the Archos would share its connection - dunno about that, but it is working in the opposite direction for me - go figure).

It does work because the two bluetooth device are connected and if the second support being used as a modem...it will default into that Internet Sharing profile.

I don't think your step 3 & 4 is necessery. I've used Archos 80 with Nokia C3 and other Android Tablets. It seems to more work with Bluetooth 3.0 devices.

Instead of 3 & 4 above ...you should go to Bluetooth, find the paired and connected device and click on the Setting icon....you will see a check box there which checked by default "Use this to connect to the internet"
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I dont get the Blutooth tethering to work...

HTC HD Mini (WinMo 6.5) and G9 101 1,5GHz 8GB (ICS 4.0.7 Stock)

Pairing is no problem.
But starting ICS it tells me that a NAP network is required and the G9 does not support that...

I did exactly like rokkywoof described, but :(

Does anybody have it running with that combination (WinMo 6.5 and G9 ICS 407)?

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Marti

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