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ColleenS 08-02-2011 11:03 AM

Hot to use a BB8520 as a Hotspot
I've also posted this under General Discussion, as I'm not sure which is the ocrrect forum for this question.

I'm not technologically advantaged, so I apologise if I use the incorrect technical jargon, but I do hope someone can help me.

Is it possible to us my BB8520 as a hotspot for my iPad2 Wi-Fi? I have changed my browser on the BB to a hotspot browser, turned on the Bluetooth and the wifi. I then searched for a device, and my BB picked up my iPad. I then tried via Bluetooth from my iPadto connect to my BB. My BB tells me that my iPadis trying to make a connection, and I accept the invitation. I then get a message on my iPad that reads: Connection Unsuccessful: make sure (name of my bb) is turned on and in range"

What am I doing wrong, or am I trying to do the impossible?

Thanks in advance for the help.

penguin3107 08-02-2011 11:08 AM

Re: Hot to use a BB8520 as a Hotspot
The BlackBerry device cannot currently be used as a WiFi hotspot.

You cannot tether your iPad to the BlackBerry via Bluetooth either.

ColleenS 08-03-2011 03:37 AM

Re: Hot to use a BB8520 as a Hotspot
Argh!! :x Not the reply I was hoping for,:cry: but thanks for taking the time to respond.

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