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Offline kopavi

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Connecting to ethernet without WiFi or wires
« on: February 27, 2013, 01:58:46 PM »
I've seen several posts sorta dancing around the issue but not directly addressing my question.  In general I would like to connect to the net without WiFi or wires.  I do have an iPhone 3GS.  I presumed that I could use Bluetooth, but I cannot pair the two devices.  I suspect I could if I subscribed to the iPhone tethering function but would prefer not to as I am cheap.  Is there anyway to get the iPhone to recognize the Nexus 7 via Bluetooth without going through a tethering option?  Apps?  Widgets??

Any comments on the basic question of net access without WiFi or wires?

I know, I'm asking for miracles, but the Nexus 7 seems to be so capable, I wonder if I'm not overlooking something.

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Re: Connecting to ethernet without WiFi or wires
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2013, 03:35:59 PM »
Your issue here lies in the phone. It must be jailbroken if you wish to tether. For what reason so you wish to tether without Wi-Fi? The speed on Bluetooth is not made out for tethering.

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Re: Connecting to ethernet without WiFi or wires
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2013, 04:03:30 PM »
I visit rellies who are of pre-computer vintage.  No internet access.  Nearest access is library across town.  LONG days without connection although I can surf a bit with the iPhone.  Using the Nexus would be grand.  I was not aware of Bluetooth speed.  I might just have to go with a formal tether via AT&T.  Life happens.

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Re: Connecting to ethernet without WiFi or wires
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2013, 05:51:31 PM »
I don't know how things work on the iPhone but Bluetooth tethering works fine with the N& to my Android phone.

Hre's a link I found about tethering via Bluetooth on th eiPhone, maybe it will help you: http://www.macworld.com/article/1159258/bluetooth_tethering.html

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Re: Connecting to ethernet without WiFi or wires
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2013, 06:27:18 PM »
Doesn't Bluetooth use data as well? Why not WiFi? Self depreciation doesn't get the job done .Jailbreak the phone or change to a.cheap everything prepaid android, root and enjoy.

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Re: Connecting to ethernet without WiFi or wires
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2013, 08:36:48 PM »
Android now offers tethering apps that work without root, from what I understand, so are they not available for IOS, as well?

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Re: Connecting to ethernet without WiFi or wires
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2013, 12:21:20 AM »
I would look up Open Garden.Might give you some options.

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Re: Connecting to ethernet without WiFi or wires
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2013, 12:39:33 AM »
I'm as cheap as they come. Free Internet is everywhere, and likely a lot closer than the library. It's at the mall, fast food restaurants, coffee shops, hospitals, apartment complexes, motels, ad infinitum.

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Re: Connecting to ethernet without WiFi or wires
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2013, 05:29:53 AM »
I would look up Open Garden.Might give you some options.

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Open Garden doesn't have an iOS app.

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Re: Connecting to ethernet without WiFi or wires
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2013, 06:07:38 AM »
I would look up Open Garden.Might give you some options.

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Open Garden doesn't have an iOS app.
http://www.ollapp.com/app/open-garden/iphoneIthink I read this wrong.

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Re: Connecting to ethernet without WiFi or wires
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2013, 10:10:32 AM »
Maybe dump iOS??

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