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Support Galaxy S share internet with bluetooth

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ujack, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. ujack

    ujack Member
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    Anyone know how to set up the phone to share internet via bluetooth? I've been using the Wireless AP mode which works really well, but I think the bluetooth mode will use less power.

    I've been able to pair the phone with my macbook, but I'm not sure what settings it needs on both sides. On the phone I'm assuming just enabling bluetooth is enough for it to be a modem, but on the macbook I need to fill out:

    username, password, apn and cid.

    I'm not sure where to find this info. Please god tell me I don't have to call Bell to get it :)
     

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  2. snapper.fishes

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    Are you sure you want to use bluetooth though? It's really slow.

    Don't have a mac, so I can't help you.
     
  3. PhoenixFx

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    Its not that slow, I have got speeds up to 1.5Mbps on my previous Nokia over BT. Using the same SIM on my new Galaxy S I get the same speed over Wi-Fi, for me bottleneck is the 3G connection. So it depends. BT 2.0 has a maximum bandwidth of 3Mbps, which I think is good enough for 3G tethering.
     
  4. snapper.fishes

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    Never realised that bluetooth is that fast.... opps.

    It always take me ages to transfer file via bluetooth, even small ones. So I assumed that it's bluetooth that's being the bottle neck. Guess there's a bottle neck elsewhere.
     
  5. ujack

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    I got it working; just set APN to

    inet.bell.ca

    and entered my bell account username and password.

    It seemed to work well. I think hspa is limited to about 7mbit/s and that's best case.
     
  6. nohackmove

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    so what is the answer is it possible or not? it the answer is yes, please tell me how?
     

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