Your Smartphone as a Bluetooth Modem for Your Laptop

By Kris Kumar on Monday, January 24, 2005

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Step three: Discover the Smartphone on your laptop.

Figure 5: On your laptop, go back to the "Bluetooth Devices" screen. Click on the "Add" button.

Figure 6: "Add Bluetooth Device Wizard" will popup. Enable the "My device is set up and ready to be found" option and click the "Next" button.

Figure 7: The next screen will show the Bluetooth devices found by the wizard. Select your Smartphone from the list and click the "Next" button.

Figure 8: Select the "Let me choose my own passkey" and specify a number, (let's say "1234") and click the "Next" button.

Figure 9: The wizard will show the above screen. Now it's time to pick up the Smartphone and wait for the laptop connection request.

Figure 10: When a screen similar to that above appears on your Smartphone, select "Yes".

Figure 11: Enter the passkey, and click "Done".

Figure 12: Enter the display name to identify the laptop. It defaults to the name of the laptop. In my case it is "Keeda".

Figure 13: Once you accept the display name. You will see the final message on your Smartphone showing the completion of pairing between the laptop and the Smartphone.

Figure 14: On your Smartphone, go back to the Start->Settings->Bluetooth dialog. Change the selection from "Discoverable" to "On". This also ensures that no one else can discover your Bluetooth enabled Smartphone. Wink

Figure 15: In the Bluetooth dialog, select the Menu->Devices option. In the list that shows up you will see your laptop listed as one of the known devices. Click "Done" and "Done" again.

Figure 16: On your laptop, go to the "Bluetooth Devices" screen and you will see your Smartphone listed there. Select it and click on "Properties".

Figure 17: Select the "Services" tab in the properties dialog box.

Figure 18: Verify the presence of "Dial-up networking (DUN)" service in the list. The COM port may vary in your case. Close all the Bluetooth related dialog boxes.

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