A Tethering solution that actually works....for me at least!

Discussion in 'Asus TF101/SL101 Forum' started by wricks, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. wricks

    wricks Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2010
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    62
    Location:
    North Carloina
    Tablet / Device:
    Asus Transformer (16GB)
    Let me say that I'm not the one who came up with this......just passing along a solution that works. Here are the instruction I followed and linkage to the XDA thread it came from.
    [​IMG] INFO - bluetooth tether TO Transformer - for dummies
    [HR][/HR]"I will try to make this a step by step how to bluetooth tether to my transformer. (for us dummies) if you are advanced see the end of this post.
    things to know:
    1.- i will be mentioning the bluetooth settings screen a lot so, the way you get there is apps/settings/wireless&networks/bluetooth settings.

    2.- for my example my phone is rooted but, my transformer is stock
    phone: rooted using wireless tether
    TF: not rooted

    things to do/have before anything:
    1.- INSTALL wireless tether ( at the time of this post im using version 2.0.8pre1)

    2.- OPEN wireless tether
    donate screen CLOSE or DONATE (up to you)
    PRESS Green icon in the middle to STAR tethering
    ALLOW superuser rights
    PRESS green icon in the middle to STOP tethering
    ALLOW superuser rights (yes again)
    EXIT and REBOOT phone

    MY NOTES: ok you made it this far you can now tether to other devices that accept the ad-hoc type connection. (im not explaining any deeper because this is for us dummies)


    ----------------------
    ok are you ready? i am

    1.- phone: open wireless tether and go into settings
    1.- TF: go to bluetooth settings screen and turn bluetooth ON

    2.- phone: scroll down and check Use Bluetooth AND Discoverable
    2.- TF: do nothing

    3.- phone: press BACK once to go back to the main screen (screen with green Icon)
    3.- TF: do nothing

    CHECK POINT: on this screen it should now say Bluetooth on the top-right corner

    4.- phone: press Green icon to start tethering
    PRESS YES to the bluetooth permission request then...
    4.- TF: press Find Nearby Devices

    5.- phone: press PAIR (screen with the bluetooth code)
    5.- TF: press PAIR (same screen with the bluetooth code)

    CHECK POINT: on the TF there is now a bluetooth icon on the bottom right corner

    6.- phone: do nothing
    6.- TF: on your bluetooth settings screen SELECT your new found device ("Droid" in my case)

    CHECK POINT: bluetooth icon should now have 2 little arrows

    CONGRATULATIONS YOUR AWESOME TRANSFORMER IS NOW CONNECTED BROWSE AWAY

    thank you guys for reading this and if you have any questions dont be shy and post them.



    ------------------
    FOR ADVANCED USERS

    do not make the mistake to pair your phone using the bluetooth settings on each device. you MUST use the settings INSIDE wireeless tether to make phone discoverable."
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Just tried the directions from the OP and thought it would turn out like so many of the attemps I've made to tether my rooted Droid to the TF = epic fail!

    Not in this case! I have an rooted OG Droid running SSGB 5.4 (thanks Chevy), wireless tether app from the market v2.0.8-pre1 ***EXPERIMENTAL***, and a stock (for now) Asus TF101. Followed the directions to the letter and viola - internet access on the go!

    Many props to the OP.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1097692


    Now, go get some tether.;)
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011
    • Like Like x 2
  2. Justicw

    Justicw Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2011
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Location:
    Ohio
    Tablet / Device:
    Acer Iconia 500
    It says Paired but not connected
     
  3. Triptych

    Triptych Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Location:
    pa
    Tablet / Device:
    asus transformer
    Thank you I will try this tonight.

    Sent from my Transformer TF101 using my typing skills.
     
  4. wricks

    wricks Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2010
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    62
    Location:
    North Carloina
    Tablet / Device:
    Asus Transformer (16GB)
    Make sure you use the settings from inside the wireless tether app, not the ones on the phone.
     
  5. beastman

    beastman Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    Messages:
    351
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Tablet / Device:
    gtab
    Will it work with rooted tablet and stock phone?

    Sent from my PC36100 using Android Tablet Forum
     
  6. wricks

    wricks Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2010
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    62
    Location:
    North Carloina
    Tablet / Device:
    Asus Transformer (16GB)
    Good question. I don't know since my FT is still stock (for the moment).
     
  7. Valvoline

    Valvoline Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Location:
    MD
    Tablet / Device:
    Transformer
    This was all not so complicated with my rooted Droid X. The transformer actually has an option you can tick that states; "use this connection for internet access" in it's blue menu. Activate bluetooth on your phone, activate bluetooth on your transformer. make phone discoverable and search for devices. Have the transformer look for devices and connect. The phone will say: "Paired but not connected". It doesnt seem to matter for the transformer. Mark the "use this conenction for internet access" and voila, happy browsing. No tethering program needed.......
     
  8. mitzzi

    mitzzi Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Location:
    Bristol, uk
    Tablet / Device:
    asus eee pad transformer
    I do it this way withmy iphone 4 and have never had any problems :cool:
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

tether for dummies

,

xda receive bluetooth tether