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#1 Hairyloon

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:55 AM

I have been told that Android tablets cannot connect to the internet through a bluetooth connection to a mobile phone.
I cannot believe this is true, as I am baffled to why it might be.

If it is true, can somebody please explain why?
Else why was I having so much trouble? Or was it just that I was working with a dud machine?

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:58 AM

Don't know if this will help you. It's a link on how to Bluetooth tether your phone to a Samsung Galaxy Tab.
http://androidadvice...axy-tab-tablet/

I have never done Bluetooth tethering. I personally would just set my phone up as a Wireless Tether and then have my tablet connect to the Wifi connection.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 02:49 AM

Don't know if this will help you. It's a link on how to Bluetooth tether your phone to a Samsung Galaxy Tab.
http://androidadvice...axy-tab-tablet/


Thanks, I'll have a look.

I have never done Bluetooth tethering. I personally would just set my phone up as a Wireless Tether and then have my tablet connect to the Wifi connection.

Which is fine if your phone has WiFi capability. Though even there, I am not sure how I would do that. :?

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 06:12 AM

I was under the assumption that all Android phones from at least the last 2 years have the ability to be a portable hotspot. I could be wrong though.
Normally what people will do is root their android device and download a program from the Android Market called Wireless Tether. Then this program will allow them to turn there phone basically into a portal router that other devices can connect to an use the Phones Data Services to browse the internet.

Now rooting is the free method of doing this. Sprint for example if you pay an extra 30 bucks a month will give you Wireless Hotspotting and you don't need to root your device for this.
I also think, but I am not 100% sure there is an app in the Market people who are not rooted can use as well. I think this costs money, but it would only end up being a 1 time fee.

You can look up the info for yourself if you would like. Just search Wireless Tether.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 08:23 AM

I was under the assumption that all Android phones from at least the last 2 years have the ability to be a portable hotspot...


Slight misunderstanding here I fear: I want to connect an Android tablet (without GSM capability) to an ordinary (non-Android) mobile-phone using bluetooth.

Right at the moment I am shooting in the dark anyway: we decided that the tablet I had was defective and I've sent it back. I'm just trying to decide whether to have a replacement or a refund and get something else...

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 08:26 AM

Slight misunderstanding here I fear: I want to connect an Android tablet (without GSM capability) to an ordinary (non-Android) mobile-phone using bluetooth.

Right at the moment I am shooting in the dark anyway: we decided that the tablet I had was defective and I've sent it back. I'm just trying to decide whether to have a replacement or a refund and get something else...


If its not an Android phone, chances are very high it isn't capable of providing internet through bluetooth. Is it a smart phone at least?

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:23 AM

If its not an Android phone, chances are very high it isn't capable of providing internet through bluetooth. Is it a smart phone at least?


I get internet on my laptop through it without any difficulty.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 06:11 AM

OK, so I now have a new tablet, with bluetooth, and it seems to connect to the phone quite happily, but I have not found a means by which to connect it to the internet through the phone.

I would assume that it could be done through the 3~G connection options, but that has a list of dongles with no mechanism that I can see to add any more...