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Registered: ‎04-02-2013
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Using Z10 to connect your laptop to the internet

With my BlackBerry Bold, using Desktop Manager I was able to connect my laptop to the internet using my phone as a modem.

 

Does anyone know how I can do that with my Z10?

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Registered: ‎03-17-2013
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Re: Using Z10 to connect your laptop to the internet

Just turn on the hotspot.  It "just works."

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Registered: ‎02-05-2013
My Device: Blackberry Z10, Blackberry Playbook 64gb

Re: Using Z10 to connect your laptop to the internet

I did a test about 2 months ago. All three connections work great. The fastest was USB to laptop then HotSpot. Very easy to setup.

 

http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/BlackBerry-Z10/Z10-Internet-Tethering-HotSpot-vs-Bluetooth-vs...

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Registered: ‎03-17-2013
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Re: Using Z10 to connect your laptop to the internet

Yep -- USB works well too.  The advantage of Bluetooth over Wifi, incidentally, is power consumption.  If you cannot cable the phone (e.g. to a charger or to the PC) then the difference will be material in terms of battery consumption if you choose Bluetooth over Wifi.  Wifi, however, works with pretty-much anything where Bluetooth obviously requires that capable for the other device.

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Registered: ‎06-30-2013
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Re: Using Z10 to connect your laptop to the internet

What's 'hotspot'?
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Re: Using Z10 to connect your laptop to the internet

If your carrier permits it you can find it under network connections in the settings panel, right below NFC.

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Registered: ‎06-30-2013
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Re: Using Z10 to connect your laptop to the internet

Thank you