Bluetooth Tethering?

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    I'd like to know, too. I went through all the usual steps and got my X connected as a shared Internet connection, but when I try to browse I only get the Verizon screen asking me to subscribe to Mobile Hotspot.
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    Another request for a guide on setting this up in Windows
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    Well you need a computer that has a bluetooth adapter, then go to Network and Sharing Center, on left Network Adapters, bridge bluetooth with local area connection or wireless, doesn't matter.
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    1. Make droidx bluetooth discoverable.

    2. Open bluetooth devices in windows -> Add a device.

    3. click on the phone that pops up.

    4. click ok that the PIN numbers match.

    5. Give it a minute to install the drivers, Don't worry if there's still an exclamation point in a triangle. It will still work.

    6. Right click on the phone in the windows BT devices panel.

    7. Select Connect as -> Access Point.

    8. You are now online.
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    Yeah, I did that, didn't work. I'm getting DNS resolve errors and Windows is telling me no internet access. I'm seeing plenty of packets going back and forth, so not sure what's up. I've tried disabling my firewall, no dice. I've set up more networks than I can count and done tethering for years with a handful of devices, so I'm no newbie at this. I was tethering just fine with my iPhone on this same computer a few weeks ago, too. Not sure where the fault is.
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    I tethered two different windows 7 computers with these steps. What OS are you using?

    I never disabled my firewall by the way.
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I've tried it a dozen times and no dice. It tells me I'm connected with no Internet access, with the network icon with the yellow /!\. Stumped.
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    TY FOR THIS!!! I was stuck on it having the exclamation point and saying there was no driver. Didnt even try to connect lol Thanks again.
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    Did this exactly, and still doesnt work. Same issue with no driver for the peripheral device. Still searching for a solution. Thanks though!
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    Has anyone figured out how to do this for Mac OSX yet?
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    Pretty simple actually.. I turned off airport, turned on bluetooth in both my macbookpro and droid x, paired them up... after that just hit on the bluetooth icon in osx top bar and clicked on droidx - > connect to network - and presto i was browsing at 3g speeds on my mbp

    when i had airport on, i blv it prefered wifi.. so...
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    thanks for the reply. i've been trying that, though in a different order. the diag on my internet connection has a green light next to isp, but yellow next to internet and server. any idea why?
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    nope.. no idea abt that.. sorry... i am currently typing on my mac while tethered.. so didn't get the need to chk diag.. as it connects flawlessly each time.. do you see the droid x in ur devices in the bluetooth dropdown and can you click on connect to network?
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    yup, and it connects. by "diagnostic" i mean when i go to settings>network>assist me
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    yep.. i got that ... but the point i am trying to make is that ... since mine connects without issues.. i get the msg " your internet connection appears to be working correctly" when I click on diag (in the assist me). i am using a mbp with 10.6.4 snow leapord and y 3g connection is also solid... can't think of any other variables..try re-pairing
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    So I have connected my phone via bluetooth to my Win 7 laptop, but everytime i click connect to access point, it connects successfully but I cannot connect to the internet. I check the status to see if there are any data packets being sent/received, and there is definitely data transfers, but just no internet connection. In network connections it just says "no internet access." I know the previous posters were talking about the X and connecting to a Mac, but does anyone have any advice for Win 7 users? Thanks!!
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    Can offer two suggestions, did you reboot both devices after that just to see if it would work after the reboot?

    And did you ever hook up the DroidX to the PC via USB and let it install the USB drivers? I don't know if that would matter, but I DID hook up via USB first.

    So now the DroidX Opens it's own little 'Icon' on the taskbar.
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    Yeah I did reboot my PC and the phone, nothing. And I did plug in the X first via USB so im pretty sure drivers were installed, etc, but Ive only used the "charge only" option thus far. Still trying to find a solution, but thanks for the tips will try them again.
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    This is EXACTLY the problem I'm having. I'm so glad I'm not the only one. I've found no way of getting it working so far. Spent a little while every day trying things. If anyone else finds a workaround or has a suggestion, PLEASE by all means!
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