Pi-Star bluetooth connection

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KC9DK
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Pi-Star bluetooth connection

Post by KC9DK » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:44 pm

Is is possible to tether the pi-star to an iphone via bluetooth connection? My wifi hotspot from the phone is very unreliable (phone issue, not pi-star). Most times when I want to connect I have to restart my phone to make its broadcast its SSID. Is there a way to tether via Iphone's built in bluetooth feature for tethering? I'm using the MMDVM board with a Pi Zero. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Pi-Star bluetooth connection

Post by MW0MWZ » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:20 pm

Not currently, we have to move the on board bluetooth to the low speed UART, you can use the cable however.
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Re: Pi-Star bluetooth connection

Post by KC9DK » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:49 pm

Thank you for the reply. I figured this was a very isolated issue that I was having. I'm not having a whole lot of luck hooking up the cable. I've looked through all the setup and am not finding any settings that need changed to be able to tether via iphone lightning cable to USB. I deleted the wireless configuration, hooked up the wire to the phone for bootup and powered on. Each time i still see the the AP start up and no network is connected. I really get the feeling this is a phone issue, but just wanted to check to make sure there isn't something I needed to set up.

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Re: Pi-Star bluetooth connection

Post by W8DSB » Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:48 pm

How would one use a cable? what cable? I am trying to help a entire group of iphone users that can't connect after the 13.x.x updates. I have followed some info that uses ipheth with no luck so far.

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Re: Pi-Star bluetooth connection

Post by M1DNS » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:14 pm

Tethering over USB. Works with android devices.
No idea if it would work re. iPhone.

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Re: Pi-Star bluetooth connection

Post by N1KK » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:00 pm

would anyone know of a "How to" to USB tether or if bluetooth is now available and if so how do you do it.

I no longer have mobile hotspot offered to me by my carrier and looking for a cost free alternative like bluetooth
to get my hotspot up and running again in the car.

Thanks
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Re: Pi-Star bluetooth connection

Post by KE7FNS » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:41 pm

N1KK wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:00 pm
would anyone know of a "How to" to USB tether or if bluetooth is now available and if so how do you do it.
Bluetooth is still not available and I doubt it ever will be due to the swapping of the UARTs.

Look up USB tethering in your phones manual.
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