How to tether AT&T Tilt to Nokia N800/N810 (Bluetooth DUN)

Since Microsoft removed Bluetooth dial-up networking (BT DUN) in favor of Internet Sharing on Windows Mobile devices last year, several people have asked how I was able to tether my AT&T Tilt (WM6) to the Nokia N800/N810 Internet Tablets for the OS2007 vs. OS2008 browser comparisons.


Although various hacks and utilities exist to enable the functionality, I didn’t have to use any of them because the Tilt actually supports BT DUN right out of the box. Or at least it does after all the AT&T nonsense is wiped off. (Given that AT&T buried Internet Sharing and put Wireless Modem in its place, I wouldn’t put it past them to have somehow disabled DUN too.)

Unfortunately, just because the functionality is there doesn’t mean it automatically works. The main obstacle when trying to establish a BT DUN connection between the Tilt and the N800/N810 is that Nokia’s predefined operator settings aren’t correct. Read on to find out which are.

The AT&T Tilt supports the following Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, AVRC, DUN, FTP, HFP, HSP, and OPP.


All the N800/N810 cares about is DUN.


First things first.


Pair the Tilt and N800/N810 and then follow the steps below to use the phone as a Bluetooth modem for the Internet Tablet.

Step 1: On the N800/N810, go to Settings -> Control Panel -> Phone.


Step 2: Select "New" from the pop-up window and choose the Tilt from the "Select a Phone" list of found devices.

Step 3: An operator setup wizard will launch automatically. Follow the on-screen instructions.




But wait! When asked to pick a cellular operator in step 3 of the wizard, do not select "AT&T Internet."


Choose the "(none)" option instead.


Step 4: After you exit the wizard, go to Settings -> Control Panel -> Connectivity.

Step 5:  Tap the "Connections" button on the pop-up window, select the Tilt from the "Connections" list, and tap the "Edit" button to access the connection setup settings.


Give the connection a name and select "GRPS" as the connection type.


Fill in the fields as shown above. The password is CINGULAR1.


Step 6: Now it’s time to get online. Tap the connection icon in the status bar at the top of the N800/N810’s home screen.

On the N810, the Tilt icon will look like this:


And on the N800, it looks like this:


Step 7: Select the Tilt from the list of available connections.


And you’re done!


You’re now surfing the Web on the Nokia N800/N810 using the AT&T Tilt’s 3G network connection.

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Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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