Sunday, December 30, 2007

n770 bluetooth tethered to Sprint Touch

After fiddling with this for about a month...I finally hit the combination that worked.

First I downloaded and installed PdaNet ($35 well spent). But that wasn't the complete solution. I still couldn't get it to work...

Then I found this post on by smurs.
1) launch Internet Sharing on the Touch (BT PAN, Sprint Network)
2) use my computer to pair with the phone, this process automatically detected a BT serial port on my phone (funny, no activesync port...) and
3) under my bluetooth options in the upper right corner of my mac, all I had to do was select "Connect to Network on SMRS Touch".
So armed with that explanation...I attacked.

This time I started with a clean install of the OS on the n770. (to the mmc card)

1. I started IE on the Touch.
2. Then started Internet Sharing on the Touch. (BT, SprintPCS)
3. Now on the Nokia I added a bluetooth phone (in the control panel). did the usual handshaking etc. and added the phone.

This part I had done already many times with no success.

5. Now add a connection on the Nokia. I did it manually with name that made sense and #777 for the phone number...everything else blank (no username/password).
6. NOW when I went to select a connection/search for connection, it showed the phone as one of the choices.
7. I had to disable Internet Sharing on the Touch, so that PdaNet could do its job...and it does it quite well. (it would keep disconnecting and popping up weird errors...duh)

I am not sure what I did different this time...maybe it was the reflash of the OS...but it works well!


Escherblacksmith said...

A sign that you have too much time on your hands.

But cool, nonetheless.

olouie said...

I cant even my n770 to see any usable services on my touch so it wont let me add it as a device. how did you get past that part?

bubba zanetti said...

The Touch has to have the bluetooth on and available. If it is available, the N770 will see it...from there it is a matter of following the steps.

I don't have my phone in front of me, but there are (I think) two boxes in deep in the connection settings, one for allowing others to connect (and securely?) the other to allow others to see your files.