I’m an idiot for new technology. I buy everything as soon as it comes out provided it has a feature that feel is “must have”. In this case, it was the brand new Sony PSP Go. I picked one up on Friday afternoon and ran home to install the new PSP update software from Sony. They had only just announced the day before that this update added the ability to tether your phone via Bluetooth to your PSP and share its Internet connection. To me, that was a HUGE selling point! But… it wasn’t exactly simple to figure out. I know the PSP Go isn’t going to be as popular (at least right away) as the regular PSP-3000, but here’s how to do it anyway…
So I get home, charge the PSP, download the update (REQUIRED) and switch on my Bluetooth and pair the PSP and the phone. That part was simple. Then I started to try and connect the PSP to the phones BT Modem. Not so fast! There’s no documentation from Sony on this, and you’re pretty much left to yourself to figure it out! After searching around a few archives on the internet about tethering other devices to an AT&T device, I came across quite a few sites that made reference to the correct dialup sequence.
To tether the PSP to the Phone, go to the Bluetooth Device Settings menu, and select Manage Bluetooth Devices, and then Register New Device. All of these steps are very straight forward, and as long as you have your cell phone in ‘discoverable’ mode, the PSP will find it and send a request to authenticate.
Next, go down to the very bottom of the settings menu on the PSP to the Network Settings. Choose “Infrastructure Mode” and then “New Connection”. Go to the bottom of the list and select “Bluetooth Modem”, and then choose the phone that you added in the last section.
The PSP will now prompt you for a dialup number. Enter the following: *99#
After you enter that, press right all the way through the next few screens, leaving the username and password blank and using all default settings. The system will ask you to save and test the connection. You should now be able to connect to your phone’s BT Modem and get online w/your PSP Go from anywhere you get Cellular data service!!
I was able to get about 99k/sec while inside using THIS speed test.
Also, I’ve had issues with connecting from time to time, and haven’t really completely figured that out. So if it doesn’t work the first time, try, try again :)