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How to connect your Bluetooth notebook to the internet by using the iPhone Bluetooth tethering function

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Windows 7 - 32 Bit, Windows 7 - 64 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Windows Vista 64 Bit
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Table of Contents

  1. Test Environment
  2. Configure Connection
    1. Turn on Bluetooth (iPhone)
    2. Setup Tethering (iPhone)
    3. Setup Internet connection (Notebook)

1. Test Environment

  • PC/Notebook with Windows 7
  • TOSHIBA Bluetooth Stack 7.10.10(T)
  • iPhone 3GS with Operating System Version 3.1.3

2. Configure Connection

  1. Turn on Bluetooth (iphone)

    • iPhone: Touch on [Settings]

    • iPhone: Touch [General]

    • iPhone: Touch [Bluetooth]

    • iPhone: Touch [OFF] to switch on Bluetooth.

    • iPhone: The Bluetooth icon appears on the top of the screen. It indicates that Bluetooth is on now. Bluetooth starts searching for devices.
      Touch the [General] button.

  2. Setup Tethering (iPhone)

    • iPhone: Touch [Network]

    • iPhone: Touch [Cellular Data Network]

    • iPhone: Check the website of your carrier to find out the used [APN], [Username] and [Password] settings. Enter those in the "Internet Tethering" section.
      Touch the [Network] button.

    • iPhone: Touch [Internet Tethering]

    • iPhone: Switch [Internet Tethering] ON

    • iPhone: Ensure that this window remains open during the setup with the Notebook, otherwise the iPhone cannot be found via Bluetooth.

  3. Setup Internet connection (Notebook)

    • PC: Ensure that Bluetooth is up and running. You should see a Bluetooth icon in the system tray. If not, then modify it as shown in the following picture.

    • PC: Right mouse click on the Bluetooth system tray icon and select [Add New Connection].

    • PC: Select your iPhone from the list and click [Next]

    • PC: Double click on your iPhone network icon to connect it.

    • PC: Allow the iPhone to connect. Click [Yes]


      PC: Enter a PIN manually if required. It can be any PIN you like (e.g. 711135)
      Click [OK]

    • iPhone: Touch [Pair] to pair the iPhone with the notebook. 


      iPhone: Enter same PIN again (e.g. 711135)
      Click [Connect]

    • PC: Click [Allow access] if a firewall window pops up.

    • PC: Click on the suitable Network Location e.g. [Public network]

    • PC: Click [Close]

    • PC: Launch your Webbbrowser (e.g. Internet Explorer)

    • PC: Now you should be able to browse the internet.

    • iPhone: The headline "Internet Tethering" indicates that it is enabled.

    • PC: Right mouse click on the Bluetooth system tray icon and select
      [Disconnect] in order to end the internet connection.

    • PC: Confirm disconnection warning with [Yes]

    • PC: The Bluetooth connection to the iPhone is disconnected now.

    • iPhone: The headline "Internet Tethering" disappears


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