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    How can I find out if I can connect my iPhone?

    I'd really like to use my Apple iPhone over bluetooth with my carpc. I have never connected a phone to my carpc over bluetooth but I understand there are a few programs available. PhoneControl.net, Freephone and RRMobile come to mind (I'm using RR front end).

    Can anyone tell me what to look for to see if my phone will connect to my pc?

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    does your PC have bluetooth? you should be able to connect to it if it does.

    the only thing i can suggest is that you try it out. it wont break anything...i swear.

    With the bluetooth device on your comp already turned on, try searching for the bluetooth device with your phone. connect from there.
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    nope, that's where Apple messed up. You can't connect the iPhone via BT to anything but a headset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kostyanj View Post
    nope, that's where Apple messed up. You can't connect the iPhone via BT to anything but a headset.
    wow...that sucks...i didnt know that.
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    Thanks for the info folks. I couldn't test myself because I only have macs in the house and the pc in the car doesn't have built in bluetooth. I didn't want to buy a bluetooth dongle before getting shut down!

    I seem to have a knack for buying phones that don't work in the car - Moto Q, Treo, iPhone... oh well... here's to the next one!

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    You didn't try connecting it to the macs? I'm sure some hackers will eventually find a workaround and force Apple to implement their own version in the next firmware update.

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    iPhone Tethering Available

    You can now tether your iPhone to your computer....

    http://www.hackszine.com/blog/archiv...edge_wire.html

    Search google for 'iphone tether'....

    Still slow 2.5G (EDGE).... better than nothing for some i'm sure...

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    @CKNY

    Kevlar is right about tetherify'ing your iphone. Many iphone users have successfully done it. Unfortunately i haven't - and i'm very discourage and upset by the whole thing. But i certainly won't give up....

    NateTrue at http://cre.ations.net/blog explains the procedure....

    good luck
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    Is there a way to do it without using a wireless router?!

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    wireless router?!?

    i think you're misunderstanding....here are the requirements and tell me if you have it:

    your carpc has to have wifi
    you have to have an iphone
    - now tether away!

    BTW, no router necessary (wireless or wired)
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