I have no problems with using the 5230 as a tethered device when connected with USB using Ovi Suite.
However, when trying the same when the 5230 is connected via bluetooth Ovi Suite tells me that the "device is not connected" (or similar). It is connected - I can transfer photos, read SMS, send SMS, install apps etc etc under bluetooth. It just won't allow me to use it as a modem.
I appreciate that using bluetooth to tether is not ideal, but there are sometimes when I am out and about with my netbook where I might not have the USB cable around.
Is there a way of making this work?
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Is this really not possible? No-one has replied so far.
I would have thought that bluetooth tethering was a fairly standard option these days? I could do this with my old Sony K750i (albeit not at 3.5G rates!)
It would be a shame if I had to carry around my previous cable with me everywhere I went!
I made that mistake first time around, and had the usual "missing MTP driver" issue in windows. So I unpaired under windows, fired up Ovi Suite and followed the steps there to pair the device.
It now works absolutely fine for sync'ing texts, photos, adding apps etc etc over bluetooth via OviSuite.
That's why I'm confused as to why tethering doesn't work. Everything else is fine, its just that when I select to connect to the internet using the phone, Ovi then tells me the device isn't connected. In the same session (before and after trying to initiate the connection) I can transfer photos / send texts etc etc all over bluetooth, so the phone isn't becoming disconnected, it just seems to be that the bluetooth functionality for use as a modem doesn't work.
Are there specific drivers that the Ovi Suite pairing of a phone should install?
As I've posted, it works fine with the cable. If I was planning to be out and about and needing a robust connection I'd use a cable anyway, its for those times when I just have a spontaneous need for a connection that not needing to have the cable to hand would be useful. I appreciate that the bandwidth of bluetooth would mean that the connection would be potentially throttled.
Check the network connection settings on your PC. Under Dial-in connections you should see " Standard modem via Bluetooth".
Yes, that's installed. The actual message I get is "Connection Error Failed to connect to the network. The modem is in use with another application or it may not be configured properly".
(I'm sure that's not the same message I had a few days ago!!)
Any suggestions as to a sensible "next step"?
Will test that out tonight.
Do I need any specific settings to initialise a 3G connection? e.g. phone numbers / hash numbers etc? I seem to remember needing something like #*99# when I used to connect over GPRS on my old Sony K750i.
Cheers for all the help so far!
Solved!! I'm using Windows 7 (had I mentioned that?) When connected, the phone shows up as a "device" under "devices and printers". I right clicked on the phone. and browsed to the Properties. Under "services" tab there were a number of options which showed the bluetooth capabilities of the phone. Dial up networking was not ticked. I've now ticked it and the tethering appears to work fine.
So, in summary - after installing the device under Ovi and on Windows 7 it appears that the DUN option for the device isn't set as standard. Tick that, and you're good to go!
Thanks to all for the help on the way!
Nice going, larkim. Cheers.
Has anyone tried tethering the nokia 5230 to a macbook? Is it possible? Is it much more difficult than tethering to windows 7?
I fixed the 'not connected' problem as follows (on Win7 64 bit):
Open Devices and Printers
Removed/deleted the bluetooth 'radio' entry there. Unplugged my bluetooth dongle.
(Also deleted the previous pairing on the phone itself - not sure if this was necessary)
Plugged the bluetooth dongle back in - let it install.
Choose 'add a device (still in Printers and Devices) -> Phone gets message and I accept all the 'prompts' for the bluetooth connection.
Windows shows the phone device installing.
The phone then appeared in OVI suite (I hadn't close that app) and the contacts did a 'sync' OK.