Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tethering your iPhone via Bluetooth using Windows 7

I seemed to be getting complaints from my iPhone when I tried tethering it to my Windows 7 Boot Camp partition on my MacBook Pro - the issue was that the system was looking for a driver for the Bluetooth Peripheral Device and couldn't find one. Luckily, some clever devil at the CoNetrix website found the solution to the problem - once the initial pairing has been set up, go to go to the properties of the phone in the Devices and Printers screen and click on Services tab. Uncheck “Wireless iAP” - don't worry! This doesn't stop it working as an Access Point, it just stops it asking for an inappropriate driver. Then right click on the Phone, choose 'Connect Using' and then choose 'Access Point' and voila! You have a happy, working tethered connection between your iPhone and your Windows 7 machine.