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cannot receive bluetooth files or bluetooth tether

OP Kenchinito

9th April 2014, 06:51 PM   |  #1  
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Hey whatsup guys, I've been trying to deal with this issue since I bought my Nexus 7.

I bought it second hand and the moment I received it and tried to bluetooth tether it to my HTC One M7, the option to check "Use for internet access" just says connecting for half a second and then unchecks...

At first I thought maybe it was software issue (It was stock), so then I flashed CM and PA with the same results. The funny thing is that the bluetooth keyboard works perfectly and sending files also work. It just can't receive files from other phones and bluetooth tether. Could the bluetooth module be broken?
18th April 2014, 01:03 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by Kenchinito

Hey whatsup guys, I've been trying to deal with this issue since I bought my Nexus 7.

I bought it second hand and the moment I received it and tried to bluetooth tether it to my HTC One M7, the option to check "Use for internet access" just says connecting for half a second and then unchecks...

At first I thought maybe it was software issue (It was stock), so then I flashed CM and PA with the same results. The funny thing is that the bluetooth keyboard works perfectly and sending files also work. It just can't receive files from other phones and bluetooth tether. Could the bluetooth module be broken?

Okay so i am guessing that the HTC One M7 is the one that is giving your tablet the internet access and your Nexus 7 would be the one sharing the internet access?

Well there is a couple of things we can do...

First off does your wireless provider support native bluetooth tethering? Is there an option on your phone that says "bluetooth tethering". If your wireless provider does not support bluetooth tethering then you are going to have to use 3rd-party apps.

I would suggest you look into "easy tether" from the google play store.

You would need to download Easy Tether Lite from the play store on your phone (if your phone is the one providing internet access)

Then you would need to download "easy tether tablet" from the play store and put it on your tablet. Setup easy tether lite on your phone to use bluetooth tethering and then setup easy tether tablet on your nexus tablet to use your phones internet via bluetooth.

When a connection is made you should have internet access...try a web browser to make sure.

However, some internet access will be blocked on easy tether lite, so if you actually can get easy tether to give you internet access i would recommend you purchase easy tether pro which will unblock any internet access restrictions.

Also, why are you interested in bluetooth tethering? A wifi hotspot would be much better and faster! Bluetooth tethering is much much slower so any internet browsing or downloading from the device sharing the internet connection will be much much slower than you are used to.

If your wireless provider does not allow or support hotspots then you can always use apps like "Foxfi" or "PdaNet" to turn your phone into a wifi hotspot.

I hope this has been helpful...let me know how it worked for you.

-droidshadow
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