Windows 7 Bluetooth Internet Access Point Setup

Below are the instructions and screenshots (Windows 7) to get Internet access via EcoDroidLink Bluetooth Access Point on your Windows 7 computer.

The screenshots below are for “Microsoft Bluetooth Driver/Stack” - if it looks differently on your computer, this probably means you’re using a “Broadcom Bluetooth Driver/Stack” - the steps are similar - just add/pair then connect to the “Network Access Point” service from “My Bluetooth Places”.

This requires Bluetooth hardware (internal or USB) for your computer (most notebooks already have it, but many desktops don’t have it) - if your computer does not have Bluetooth or if it’s not working properly - you can get a tested, good quality, Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter from this link.

(These steps are the same as doing “Bluetooth tethering” - sharing internet from your phone to computer/notebook - except that if you do Bluetooth tethering, you should enable it on your phone too (Android: Settings > More… > Tethering & portable hotspot > check on the “Bluetooth tethering” box first.)

  1. Click on the Bluetooth Icon in the system tray:

  2. Click “Add a Device”:

  3. Wait for it to search for your Bluetooth Internet Access Point, then click to select it and press “Next”:

  4. Click “Yes” then click “Next”.

  5. Wait for it to load, it would try to install some drivers and normally some “peripheral drivers” could fail - this is normal and unrelated to our objective of getting internet access - just ignore such failure alerts/notifications.

  6. It would compelte and show that the device has been successfully added to this computer. Press Close.

  7. Now the Bluetooth access point has been setup, let’s connect to it. Press the system tray, click on the Bluetooth icon.

  8. Click on “Join a Personal Area Network”.

  9. Click on your Bluetooth Access Point (EcoDroidLink) and choose “Connect using” then choose “Acces point”.

Success! (If it fails to connect first time, it’s normal - just try again) Now let’s open your browser and browse the internet!