1. Abhishek P's Avatar
    I got GDR1 yesterday and was happy to see internet sharing via Bluetooth.
    I tried it out but have no idea how to connect to another device.
    Anyone help??
    Thanks in advance
    08-05-2014 07:54 AM
  2. Solomon Fadeyi's Avatar
    Same here...not working
    08-13-2014 08:52 AM
  3. Charles Hinkle's Avatar
    It's working very well and uses very little battery power. I'm using my Lumia 920 and Bluetooth tethering my Dell Venue 8 for work.

    -You'll have to pair both devices you are trying to share via Bluetooth.
    -Then, on your phone activate wi-fi sharing (via Bluetooth of course).
    -On the device you're trying to connect to your phone you'll have to go into the Bluetooth paired listing select properties for your phone and enable sharing connection.

    If there are no options to enable web sharing on whatever you're trying to connect to your phone, then you probably can't do it. Both devices have to be Bluetooth 4.0 and support this type of protocol I assume. For example, I haven't found options to connect phone to phone. Older phones that can share normal Wi-Fi don't support this type of sharing at all. Tablets to phones seem to work nearly across the board and computers to phones too.
    08-13-2014 09:49 AM
  4. Abhishek P's Avatar
    I had tried from my 620 with another 525 on GDR1, and didn't work.
    I ll try tomoro with a tablet, hope I works.
    Thanks man 👍
    08-13-2014 12:31 PM
  5. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    Maybe you can help me. Are you using the Dell Venue 8 or the Venue 8 Pro? I've been trying to tether my DV8Pro to my Lumia 920 and I just can't get it to work. I deleted their profiles from each other, re-paired them, pressed Okay on both devices when the codes came up. The sharing icon on my phone still said 0/7 (i.e. the tablet didn't connect to the bluetooth PAN). Within two seconds they drop the connection. On the tablet it shows my phone as "Not connected"; on my phone it shows my tablet as "paired" in gray (rather than "connected" in blue). I've tried turning off WiFi on the tablet thinking maybe that was somehow interfering with the BT PAN, but it doesn't matter. They just don't seem to want to connect. Any thoughts?
    08-14-2014 05:21 PM
  6. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    Finally got it working. On my tablet I had to go through Control Panel > Devices and Printers, select my phone and then Connect Using > Access Point. Surely this can't be how they expect you to do this. I probably won't need to use this often, but to make it a little easier in the future I created a shortcut to my phone device on the desktop and I pinned the Devices and Printers view to my Start screen.

    Now that I was tethered to AT&T 4G using Bluetooth I ran speedtest.net on desktop IE and got 1.0Mbps down and 0.4Mbps up; speedtest on chrome browser showed 1.4 Mbps down and 0.2 Mbps up. When tethered over WiFi, the same tests showed 4.7/1.1 and 3.7/1.1 I'll probably test this again when I'm back in range of the LTE network and see how things compare. But this should be fine for basic browsing, mail, etc. I presume I'd save some battery power on both devices doing this rather than using WiFi.


    FYI - as I previously noted, I'd already "paired" these devices. They weren't maintaining a connection, but they were aware of each other's profiles as it were; and Internet Sharing over BT was already turned on on my 920.
    08-14-2014 06:11 PM
  7. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    So I think I found something a little quicker. From my tablet I think I could have just tapped on the BT icon in the desktop taskbar/tray and then selected "Join a Personal Area Network", which then calls up the Devices and Printers view, then connect from there. I'm still not sure there's a way to easily do this without getting into the desktop though.
    08-14-2014 06:18 PM
  8. rushmore3238's Avatar
    How about the other way around?
    Can WP connect to other Internet Hosting device such as android or blackberry via bluetooth?
    Wifi hotspot is battery hog :-(
    09-23-2014 06:11 AM

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