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Sharing a data connection with another device via Bluetooth, a wireless technology for exchanging data over short distances.

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How can I configure my Android device to use Internet via Bluetooth tethering as a metered connection?

I use Internet on my S23 Ultra phone via Bluetooth tethering. How can I configure my Android device to use Internet via Bluetooth tethering as a metered connection?
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Is there any upside in using Bluetooth tethering instead of wifi tethering when using Android devices?

I use Internet on my S23 Ultra phone via Bluetooth tethering. Is there any upside in using Bluetooth tethering instead of wifi tethering when using Android devices?
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How can I see the current upload and download speed when using Internet via Bluetooth tethering?

I use Internet on my S23 Ultra phone via Bluetooth tethering. How can I see the current upload and download speed (i.e., monitoring the current use) when using Internet via Bluetooth tethering? ...
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Why did my WiFi, bluetooth and hotspot stop working all of a sudden?

I had this very awkward experience, today. My Samsung Galaxy A10s running Android 10 has ran into some serious trouble. I am shocked to find that my Wi-Fi is not turning on, my bluetooth is frozen and ...
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Route bluetooth tether through VPN?

With an adb prompt or, failing that, a root prompt, how can I alter default behavior to root traffic through the VPN connection in Android 10 so that this behavior remains when unrooted? In the case ...
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Android Bluetooth profiles missing with paired devices

I have an Android 6.0 device and an Android 4.1 device. I used Bluetooth to pair them (only a numeric code was shown, no input needed) and it worked, I can send files via Bluetooth. However, when I ...
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Why is Bluetooth tethering disabled in a lot of Android devices?

What is the current state of Bluetooth tethering on Android devices? I have a couple of phones Android 5 and Android 6 that I can use from PCs for Bluetooth tethering. Both phones have support for ...
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Bluetooth tethering from Samsung Galaxy 8 used to worked great

I have a Samsung Galaxy 8. I use it a lot to tether my Samsung tablet which hasn't pushed an update in a long time. I found that bluetooth tethering saved my phone battery far better than wifi ...
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Auto-reconnect Bluetooth (BT) or USB tethering

When on vacation I use my smartphone (Android 7.1.1 Nougat) as a modem for my laptop (Windows 10 Home) and tablet (Android 6.0 Marshmallow), tethering to the laptop with USB and the tablet with ...
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Can I use 6LoWPAN to tether BLE devices with Android?

I have a Nexus 5X (running stock firmware) which supports Bluetooth 4.2. How do I use 6LoWPAN to share the internet from my phone with BLE devices? Is it as simple as enabling Bluetooth tethering in ...
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How to keep Bluetooth Tethering enabled on LineageOS / how to enable it with Tasker on Moto G 2 LTE?

I need to share wifi connection from my Moto to iPhone over Bluetooth with minimal or no manual interaction on Moto G. How can I make Bluetooth Tethering always enabled (On) at a LineageOS 14.1 ...
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Dns fail in Bluetooth tethering?

When I connect my laptop with my phone over Bluetooth tethering, I do not get internet access, however wifi and usb tethering is working fine? There is a dns fail, I checked using dig command,
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Data does not work when Bluetooth tethering is on

When I cannect another phone to my phone by bluetooth tethering, to use my phone's data internet, the data internet icon (4G) disappears and no longer is connected (while data is on). What is wrong ...
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How to make Bluetooth tethering work?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 (Lollipop) and a Visual Elite Prestige 10Q tablet (Kit-Kat rooted with KingRoot), and I'd like to be able to use Bluetooth tethering to let the tablet share the phone's data ...
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Can't bluetooth tether between sprint galaxy s6 and nexus 7

On my galaxy s6, I activate the Bluetooth server. I've confirmed that Bluetooth tethering works with my laptop. On My Nexus 7, the s6 shows up in the paired devices list. I click on settings, and ...
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Problems using bluetooth tether on a cheap chinese tablet

I'll save you all from the backstory, because I am short on time. I have 4 iDeaUSA CT8 cheap chinese tablets running android 4.2.2 that I bought from fry's electronics for $99. It was a great deal, ...
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Why can my tablet not use my phone's internet over bluetooth?

I have an old Nokia 6300 (2008-era) phone and an Amazon Kindle Fire HD (2012 model) rooted with CyanogenMod on Android KitKat. The Kindle does everything I want it to do and I see no reason to carry ...
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Enable Wi-Fi tethering via Bluetooth?

Bluetooth uses low power, and hence I keep it enabled indefinitely for whenever I want to tether with my laptop. Wi-Fi is much faster and thus I prefer it over Bluetooth, but I can't keep the access ...
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USB connection unreliable while tethering

Device: Galaxy Nexus Android: CyangenMod 11.0 (Android 4.4.4) The IT department of my company doesn't support access of Mac devices to its network, but it does for Android devices. So I would like to ...
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avoid Bluetooth DUN authorisation with paired devices

I have two Android phones - one has 4.0.1 ICS and other has 4.1 jelly bean. I have enabled Bluetooth tethering on ICS . I have also paired both the devices via Bluetooth. Now what I want is that when ...
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How to Bluetooth tether Motorola Droid 3 (Android 2.3.4) to HTC One

I have figured out how to enable the HTC to share it's internet via bluetooth: Mobile Network Sharing -> Bluetooth Tethering [checked on] But I am unable to find a way to allow the Droid 3 to ...
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Sharing/tethering 3G connection between Android devices

Is it possible to share 3G connection between two Android devices, a smartphone with 3G and a tablet with only wi-fi, for me to access the web with the tablet anywhere? I have a Sony Xperia X8 with ...
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How to tether an Android phone to a PC via Bluetooth?

When wifi connecting to the internet via an Android mobile, how can I get access to this internet connection over Bluetooth from my computer?
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How to use internet from another basic mobile through bluetooth?

How to connect an android phone with the basic phone having unlimited data packs . How to use the data on their phone in android using bluetooth?
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Bluetooth Tethering on Galaxy S4

I have a galaxy s4 and a tethering data plan and I can tether via wifi (Settings| Connections tab| More Networks| Tethering and portable hotspot| Mobile hotspot). I don't see any options for bluetooth ...
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Android to Android Bluetooth Tether

My android does a pretty good job doing a bluetooth tether for my PC (in which PC shares my Android's internet), but I was wondering how to get another Android device to connect/tether to it (my first ...
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Tethering options for the laptop and the phone

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S3. I am about to go abroad and will need to connect my laptop to the Internet without having someone come and install a DSL or cable router (as the waiting time to ...
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Auto-accept incoming bluetooth tether request?

Everytime I tether my PC to use my phone's internet via bluetooth it (phone) asks for confirmation. Is there a way to auto-accept that confirmation or suppress it altogether? This app doesn't work ...
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How can I use Tasker to reconnect bluetooth when the connection is lost?

I just bought an Asus Transformer TF300T and I use bluetooth to tether with my iPhone. But it's very unstable and I lose the connection often, and I need the internet on my tablet. I bought Tasker, ...
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Is it possible to share WiFi network (not 3G network) via BT PAN to other devices?

I'm tring the BT PAN profile on an Android 4.1 device. There is no 3G network on my device. I use Wi-Fi to connect to the network. Is it possible to share the network from my device by BT connection? ...
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Get internet access via bluetooth

Possible Duplicate: Is Internet tethering possible on Android phone via bluetooth or WiFi? Tethering Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (GT-P3110) via Nokia E71 In the era of PDA's most of them could connect to ...
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Does Bluetooth tethering not work, or am I doing it wrong?

I carry two Android devices: my Nexus S phone, and a Nexus 7 tablet (both running Android 4.1 "Jellybean"). The tablet has Wi-Fi, but no cellular radio; so in order to use the Internet with it when ...
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Reverse tethering Android to Mac via Bluetooth

I'm trying to let my Android (4.1.1) phone use my Mac's (10.8.2) wifi connection via Bluetooth. This is what I've tried: Paired devices successfully; PAN interface created on the Mac Enabled Internet ...
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Android tethering via bluetooth keeps disconnecting

I'm currently using a Google Nexus tablet tethered via Bluetooth to a Samsung S3 for internet. Two things are annoying me. First, if I take the phone away from the tablet (go out for lunch), the ...
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Bluetooth 3G modem

I have a Nokia 6500S-1 which I previously used as a 3G modem (with Windows). Is it possible for an Android device to use this phone as a modem (just like the windows PC does), but expose the modem ...
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TCP/IP tethering over Bluetooth

I have a Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 and I would like to browse the web over a bluetooth connection to my computer. I can connect to the computer but the browser doesn't have internet connectivity even ...
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Pair two Bluetooth devices simultaneously

I am building an app for an Android tablet that will control an Arduino microcontroller board (paired via bluetooth). However, the tablet will also be paired via Bluetooth with my Android phone to ...
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Tethering Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (GT-P3110) via Nokia E71

I have a data plan on my Nokia E71 phone, and I would like to share it for my brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (GT-P3110) which has no 3G. Bluetooth would be fine as would creating a WiFi hotspot, ...
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Problems with bluetooth pand on rooted android 2.3.1 device

I have a tablet Aishuo A820, rooted. I tried to connecto to my GSM using PAN network with following commands: pand --connect <device address> ifconfig bnep0 up and it worked. Then I had to ...
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Is it possible to Share Android phone 3G internet connection to multiple clients (tabs/computers) via bluetooth

I want to share my android phone 3G internet connection (via bluetooth) so that multiple clients (other android phones/tabs/laptops) can access shared internet simultaneously. Is it possible to have ...
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How can I share the internet connection of my HTC Wildfire ( Android 2.2 ) via Bluetooth or USB?

I have HTC Wildfire and has Android 2.2 installed on it. I have internet (GPRS,3G) on mobile. I want to share to my computer as windows XP. Tried to figure out it first on other questions but didn't ...
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Do all current Android versions require rooting for bluetooth tethering (PAN)?

Looking at apps like "Wireless Tether for Root Users" and "tether Blu", and questions like "Are there any Android phones that allow Bluetooth PAN off the shelf?" it seems that Android would require ...
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Can I Bluetooth tether my Acer Iconia A500?

Anyone have an Acer A500 (just got mine today) and have luck with bluetooth network tethering. I've got an OG Droid, so WiFi is not a possibility at the moment. Tried the directions here: http://www....
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Can I Bluetooth tether my Android to iPhone?

I am very confused atm. My iPhone 4 says it has Internet Tethering (Settings > General > Network > Internet Tethering > On) via Bluetooth (Settings > General > Bluetooth > On). Does this mean I can ...
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Can I pair 2 Android Devices via Bluetooth for internet access?

This is pretty much hypothetical at this point but I'm curious... Let's say I get one of the Android tablets likely to be coming out in the spring and get one that only has WiFi and no WWAN access ...
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Is internet tethering possible on Android phone via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi?

I have HTC Desire and I use different Wi-Fi networks with it, but I don't have mobile internet access. My laptop is usually connected via a mobile modem. Is there a way to share the laptop's internet ...
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