internet tethering & pairing

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by 4now, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. 4now macrumors regular

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    I can only get blue tooth - internet tethering to work with my MacBook Pro if I pair the iPhone. I have to do this each time. The MacBook remembers the iPhone is paired but for reason I must go through the steps again before the wireless tethering works
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Jailbroken iPhone?
     
  3. 4now thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. DPA macrumors 65816

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    So you are tethering using the IPCC hack? What iPhone OS version are you running?

    DPA
     
  5. 4now thread starter macrumors regular

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    what is the IPcc hack? I am just having trouble tethering using bluetooth. my phone has never been jailbroken. I am using a 3gs with the latest OS & updates whatever that is.
     
  6. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    4now doesn't specify where he/she is. AT&T in the U.S. is one of the few carriers worldwide that doesn't allow tethering. 4now's carrier may be one of the carriers where it is 100% allowed and supported.

    If that is the case, I would recommend 4now contact Apple and/or your carrier for support on this. When I had tethering working on mine, Bluetooth tethering stayed working, all I had to do was select my phone from the Bluetooth drop-down menu item, and choose "Connect To Network" to connect.

    Also, if I plugged in via USB, (and had USB tethering on on the iPhone,) tethering was automatically enabled the entire time I was plugged in.
     
  7. 4now thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm using Rogers in Canada. Tethering should be supported as it is part of my package. I never have a problem using a USB connection. And with bluetooth I always begin with 'connect to Network' There isn't an error message... just no internet - the blue (tethering) band doesn't appear at the top of my iPhone. But once i pair the iPhone with the MBP tethering occurs (again I need to pair the iPhone every time to get it to work)
     
  8. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

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    are you sure ur computer has bluetooth? if so, did you set it up correctly. as i can remember its quite involved.
     

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