How do I use my HTC cell phone to get on the internet with my laptop via bluetooth?

by on January 11, 2009

Q: I have an HTC mobile that can share internet connection with a laptop. I have an Advent laptop with bluetooth running Windows XP home edition and I would like to connect to the internet via my mobile. The instructions on the mobile say to select the option Network connection and View network bluetooth devices but I don’t have that option. How do I connect my laptop to the internet with my mobile using bluetooth?

One Response to “How do I use my HTC cell phone to get on the internet with my laptop via bluetooth?”

    Give this a try, im doing aswell, let me know how you get on.

    Use the phone as a Bluetooth modem
    You can connect your phone to a notebook or desktop computer through
    Bluetooth and use the phone as a modem for the computer.
    For the computer to use the Internet connection of your phone, activate
    Internet Sharing on your phone, then set up a Bluetooth Personal Area
    Network (PAN) between the computer and your phone.
    1. On your phone, turn on Bluetooth and set it to Visible mode.
    2. Initiate a Bluetooth partnership from your phone by following the
    steps in “To create a Bluetooth partnership.“
    Alternatively, you can initiate a Bluetooth partnership from the
    computer by following these steps (based on Windows XP SP2):
    a. In the Control Panel or System Tray, double-click the Bluetooth
    Devices icon.
    b. In the Bluetooth Devices window, click Add.
    c. The Add Bluetooth Device Wizard opens. Select the My device is
    set up and ready to be found check box, then click Next.
    d. The wizard then detects your phone and displays its name in the
    dialog box. Select the phone name, then click Next.
    e. Select Let me choose my own passkey, then enter a passkey
    (1 up to 16 digits) that will serve as an identification number for
    establishing a secure connection between your phone and the
    computer. Click Next.
    f. A confirmation message then appears on your phone. Click Yes to
    accept the connection, enter the same passcode, then click Next.
    g. On the computer, click Finish to exit the wizard.
    86 Getting Connected
    h. On your phone’s Partnership Settings screen, you can change the
    display name for the computer, then click Finish.
    3. Now, open the Internet Sharing program on your phone. Click Start >
    Expert > Internet Sharing.
    4. Select Bluetooth PAN as the PC Connection.
    5. From the Network Connection list, select the name of the
    connection that your phone uses to connect to the Internet.
    6. Click Connect.
    7. On your computer, set up a Bluetooth Personal Area Network (PAN)
    with your phone:
    a. Click Start > Control Panel > Network Connections.
    b. Under Personal Area Network, click the Bluetooth Network
    Connection icon.
    c. Under Network Tasks, click View Bluetooth network devices.
    d. In the Bluetooth Personal Area Network Devices dialog box, select
    your phone, then click Connect.
    8. On the Internet Sharing screen on your phone, check if a connected
    status is displayed, which indicates that your computer has been
    successfully connected to the Internet using your phone as a
    Bluetooth modem.