Bluetooth Tethering the iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by medicguy007, May 21, 2011.

  1. medicguy007 macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2011
    Livonia, MI
    Tonight I attempted to share my aircard's internet connection over the airport (WiFi) in my Macbook Pro. After setting it up as usual the iPad would obtain an IP address but have no connection to the internet.

    Much to my surprise I was able to tether the iPad to the Macbook Pro via bluetooth and share the connection over the Bluetooth PAN.

    Just thought I'd pass this along if anyone else was having the problem I encountered and wanted an alternative way to connect their iPad to the internet.
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    I've had the same problem come & go with my mobile hotspot (non jailbroken). The Bluetooth works fine albeit slower than the sometimes hit & miss WiFi.
  3. scirica macrumors 68020


    May 13, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    Yep. Most of us know this already but I'm sure a couple of folks will be happy to learn this!

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