Mac OS X Version of this article is here
- Verizon Wireless, and an LG phone that has Bluetooth
- Windows 2000 or XP
- A computer with Bluetooth
Following up on my earlier post on how to get internet over Bluetooth on OS X, here are the instructions for Windows. Similarly to the OS X article, the key is to get Windows to authenticate via PAP.
Here are my instructions from start to finish:
1. Make sure your vx9800 has paired via bluetooth to your PC. If you have not set this up, turn on visibility on your phone, and then in Bluetooth preferences, “Set up bluetooth device.” Follow the instructions from there. Make sure that in bluetooth settings on the vx9800, under “paired devices,” the PC Connection is enabled.
2. Make sure that 1x only is selected on your phone. To change this, click “OK” on the inside keypad to bring up the menu, then press “0”, followed by the service code “000000”. Press 3 for Network select, press 1 for Mode, choose 1x only.
3. On your PC, open Network Connections and create a new dialup connection. Use the following information:
Telephone #: #777
4. Leave all the options at the defaults, except for the following…Open the properties for your connection, and go to the security tab. Then choose “advanced” for the security options. Leave it set for optional encryption, and then uncheck all the boxes except “unsecured password (PAP)”. Press OK and apply all settings.
5. Click Connect, and you should be able to connect to VZW’s network at 1x speeds. In my testing, this works out to about 17 KBs/sec, a huge improvement over QNC speeds.
UPDATE 5/6/08 – It seems like Verizon has further locked down their network. While the above method will still allow you to connect, you will be trapped behind VZW’s captive portal. In order to get around this, you will need to perform a seem edit on your phone. More information on seem editing (handset specific) can be found in the Verizon section of Howard Forums.