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Windows 7: Tethering iPhone to Win7 using Bluetooth

05 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Tethering iPhone to Win7 using Bluetooth

I know that it's a fairly common question but I have just not found a way to make it work.

I want to use my iPhone as a modem but do so wirelessly through Bluetooth.

After downloading the latest Centrino drivers for my laptop's Bluetooth adapter, I successfully paired my iPhone and my laptop. The problem is that I can only share music files. For some reason, I can't share Internet access over Bluetooth. It's not coming up as an option in the "Devices" section once both devices are connected.

Am I doing anything wrong or do I need to create a network from within Windows 7? I tried setting up the drivers using Microsoft's internal database of drivers but it couldn't find any drivers for my Bluetooth adapter. As a result, the two wouldn't even pair up. Downloading the Intel drivers fixed that problem. But now, I find myself not being able to tether without USB.

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05 Jan 2012   #2

Vista Home premium 32bit


Unfortunately Apple restricts the bluetooth use of it's devices & therefore it is not possible to do that.

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06 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Thanks Lottiemansion!

I had a feeling it was Apple and not Windows.
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06 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

You cannot tether you phone and computer using Wifi? I would have thought the iPhone could like my Windows Phone.
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08 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Unfortunately no. I can use the computer as a WiFi hotspot through Intel's My WiFi but not the iPhone. When I'm on the road with no access to WiFi, it's the phone that has the Internet access and the only way to tether is through USB. Damn Apple!
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