1. rm2092's Avatar
    Has anyone on here able to use Verizone's mobile hot spot on the iphone 4 only and was able to connect to there playbook and not using a jailbroken iphone ?

    I called blackberry and they say it does not support the iphone for now, WTF ?
    If I can not use my hotspot this thing is going back anyways HELP, thanks...
    04-19-11 09:39 PM
  2. rm2092's Avatar
    No one here has a iPhone 4
    04-19-11 10:15 PM
  3. hooper's Avatar
    It should work fine with the iphone hotspot feature.... just a standard wifi connection. You can also use Bluetooth for tethering with the iphone if you have that package.
    04-19-11 10:35 PM
  4. a1jatt's Avatar
    iphone does not support dun profile for bluetooth tethering.
    and playbook does not connect with iphone hotspot, all other devices connect fine.
    04-19-11 10:38 PM
  5. hooper's Avatar
    iphone does not support dun profile for bluetooth tethering.
    and playbook does not connect with iphone hotspot, all other devices connect fine.
    Wow. Seems to work with Android mobile hotspots. Guess nobody at RIM tested with that device.
    04-19-11 10:42 PM
  6. 4ce's Avatar
    it works my wife has an iphone 4 and works perfectly just try it to give you guys an answer
    04-19-11 10:42 PM
  7. 4ce's Avatar
    Wow. Seems to work with Android mobile hotspots. Guess nobody at RIM tested with that device.
    i guess there are not stupid and try to sell as much as they can even if they dont have the customer as blackberry user
    04-19-11 10:45 PM
  8. rm2092's Avatar
    So no Hotspot at all then.
    04-19-11 10:56 PM
  9. ImGeorgeous's Avatar
    Works with on my iPhone 4 Personal Hotspot via WiFi for me. Haven't tried BT. Here's what worked for me:

    Before you begin, make a password in your iPhone personal Hotspot menu.

    Then,

    1) know your iPhone 4 device name (this is your wifi SSID)
    2) on your playbook go to wifi settings
    3) if it doesn't show up on the wifi list, click "other network"
    4) type in your SSID which is your iPhone 4 name
    5) type in your hotspot password created on the iPhone
    6) choose WPA personal for security
    7) try and connect

    Hope this helps
    04-19-11 11:13 PM
  10. rolamite's Avatar
    I am also having trouble tethering internet from my iphone to my playbook. Sometimes the iphone shows up on the pb's wi-fi setting, other times it doesn't. WTF??? I checked my iphone and it connects to my computer fine.
    04-19-11 11:25 PM
  11. rm2092's Avatar
    Nope I just get Authentication timed out, lets start were im at, please

    ok im in the wifi i see my home router its green and it says WPA Personal no prob below I see my iPhone and the signal is black looking and it says WPA2 Personal.
    My hotspot is up and running so from here do now tap Connect Manually ? Sorry bare with me here I have never had so much trouble with something before.
    04-19-11 11:35 PM
  12. rm2092's Avatar
    Call me ? 504-715-7566
    04-19-11 11:38 PM
  13. Mister-E's Avatar
    My iphone is also showing up as wep2 and not wpa. Is itonly possible to change the encryption to wpa if it is jail broken?
    04-19-11 11:41 PM
  14. a1jatt's Avatar
    i think i found the problem , try this

    http://forums.crackberry.com/showthr...86#post6244186
    04-19-11 11:42 PM
  15. mickrg123's Avatar
    Works great with MiWi on jailbroken Verizon Iphone
    04-19-11 11:46 PM
  16. abbas920's Avatar
    i had this problem, u know what apple uses your iphone's name as ssid or the same wifi name in my case my iphone's name was "dad's iphone" and playbook did not recognize it i connected my iphone to itunes and changed the name to one simpke word and restarted the wifi hotspot in the phone and the first try was connected. i hope it helps, by the way blue tooth tethering does not work yet
    04-19-11 11:47 PM
  17. dasilvetz's Avatar
    Nope I just get Authentication timed out, lets start were im at, please

    ok im in the wifi i see my home router its green and it says WPA Personal no prob below I see my iPhone and the signal is black looking and it says WPA2 Personal.
    My hotspot is up and running so from here do now tap Connect Manually ? Sorry bare with me here I have never had so much trouble with something before.
    OK i think i figured it out! so my hotspot was named after my iPhone and it contained an apostrophe, so on my iphone it looked like "MyName's iPhone 4" but on the PlayBook it showed up as "MyName___s iPhone 4".

    i renamed my iPhone to just "iP4" in iTunes, restarted the PlayBook, and was able to connect to the hotspot on the first attempt!

    looks like there is an issue with weird characters being passed i guess.. i was also getting the authentification timed out message..

    Hope this helps!
    04-19-11 11:47 PM
  18. dasilvetz's Avatar
    haha seems like we all figured this out at the same time wow!
    04-19-11 11:51 PM
  19. rm2092's Avatar
    You are GOD that worked I just changed it to myiphone and it worked with out doing the other set up, THANK YOU now I can sleep better.
    04-19-11 11:51 PM
  20. lolaisodd's Avatar
    Good job everyone!
    04-19-11 11:56 PM
  21. adrenaline_x's Avatar
    Good job everyone!
    What Iphone App are you using to connect to the iphone via wifi?

    iphone 4.2.1 (jail broken)
    04-20-11 02:39 PM
  22. adrenaline_x's Avatar
    NeverMind... Guess I need ios 4.3.1 or 4.3.2

    04-20-11 03:09 PM
  23. des5580's Avatar
    Works great with MiWi on jailbroken Verizon Iphone
    How did you get it to work? I have MiWi on my jailbroken iphone and playbook doesn't even recognize it. It doesn't show in available networks and when I add it manually it just times out every time. Help!
    04-25-11 10:18 AM
  24. mickrg123's Avatar
    My PB finds my phone just like any other network!
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