Networking via bluetooth

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  1. Fixmy59bug

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    I bought the IPad2 Wi-Fi because I have a wireless network for when i am at home and a rooted Evo 4G with wireless tether for when I am not.

    I read that the iPad can access the wireless network via Bluetooth if the phone supports PUN (which the Evo does). I have tried to connect the iPad to the phone, and they see each other but not will connect.

    The iPad gives me a message saying HTC EVO 4G is not supported.

    Is there a way around this or am i only to use the wireless tether.
     
  2. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    You can only tether by Bluetooth if you jail break your iPad. Otherwise, you need to use WiFi.

    The iPad only supports a few Bluetooth profiles - keyboards and wireless stereo headsets, for example. Printers and the use of Bluetooth for tethering are not supported.

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  3. NyCrAzY

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    Me myself has a droid x. Just download pdanet from the android marketplace and Bluetooth tether it with your iPad 2. That's what I did. And bam! Your on the Internet via bluetooth
     
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    Bluetooth was originally designed as a wireless way to interconnect peripheral devices, i.e. printer, keyboards, mice, etc. It typically has a max range of up to 10 meters.

    Why do you want to interface with networking via Bluetooth?
     
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    Would I assume you also jailbreak to make it work?
     
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    My IPAD 2 is on its way I also would like details on this option. I plan on upgrading my cellphone very soon, so if you can clarify just how we can connect the I2 to an Android phone I(we) would be very happy.
     
  7. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    On an Android phone you can set up a personal hotspot, just as you can under iOS 4.3 on an iPhone. This will allow you to connect your iPad to your Android phone using WiFi.

    Have a look here for details...

    The Best Android Hotspot Apps to Get Connected

    The PDANET app mentioned by the other poster is, of course, also an option - but I'm still unclear whether you can do this on a non-jail broken iPad. The WiFi tethering option to your Android phone, for sure, works on a non-jail broken phone.

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    Yea I tried with my rooted droid x, cut bluetooth on the iPad1 and my droid, it recognized them both and I got a code to pop up on both screens at the same time with the same code....I then hit pair on both, they both paired but then also said not connected. I may get around to trying pdanet if the person that mentioned that isn't jail broken....."wireless tether" app works jus fine for the iPad to pick up via wifi though
     
  9. Fixmy59bug

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    Well, I wanted to use bluetooth because I read that it used less power. But upon doing some research, I learned that the bluetooth transfer rates are also MUCH lower than the Wi-Fi.

    The only problem is that using my phone as a hotspot, REALLY sucks the battery. I guess I will have to live with it.

    I can definitely confirm that wireless hotspot on an android can be picked up and connected to with an unjailbroken iPad. That's what I have been using in the mean time.

    The ipad just sees it as an available wireless signal.
     
  10. SouthernGuy

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    I know what you mean about the sucking your battery dry on your phone using it as a hotspot. I use my iPhone 4 and you can actually watch the battery going down quite quickly. I had in the past purchased a small rechargeable battery that plugs into the phones recharge slot for when i use it extensively for work before i ever hotspotted. Now i think i'm gonna have to buy another and keep them handy for my new mega power hungry phone needs it. :)

    One of the things i don't think they know yet is how this is going to effect the life of an iPhone battery in terms of needing replacement.
     
    #10 SouthernGuy, Mar 21, 2011
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