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Internet Tethering over Bluetooth Setup on iPhone 3G and Windows Vista/XP Computers

General Setup

1. Turn on Bluetooth on each computer or plug a Bluetooth dongle into a USB port, then make it discoverable by other Bluetooth devices, in this case the iPhone 3G. In Windows XP SP2 or later (SP3) and Windows Vista, on Bluetooth Radio Properties Options tab, under Discovery check the box next to "Allow Bluetooth devices to find this computer". To open Bluetooth Radio Properties, right click Bluetooth taskbar icon, then select "Open Bluetooth Settings". (Update for Windows 7: Bluetooth Settings replaces Bluetooth Radio Properties but it basically presents the same checkboxes, info, and dialog as in Vista. To get there, select "Open Settings" after right-clicking the taskbar icon.)

Windows Vista: Bluetooth Radio Properties > Options: 'Allow Bluetooth devices to find this computer. To protect your privacy, select the check box only when you want a Bluetooth device to find this computer.'

Picture. Configure each PC to be discoverable.

2. Enable Bluetooth on iPhone 3G. From home screen, tap Settings > General > Bluetooth. On Bluetooth screen, tap the slider to change it from OFF to ON. This will make the iPhone 3G discoverable to other Bluetooth devices (in this case notebooks and desktop PC) and start looking for other Bluetooth devices.

iPhone 3G screen after tapping Settings>General: find Bluetooth Off   iPhone 3G screen after tapping Settings>General>Bluetooth: tap Bluetooth slider to ON

Picture. Enable Bluetooth on the iPhone 3G.

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