01-18-2019 01:46 AM - edited 01-18-2019 01:50 AM
Bluetooth tethering of my Moto G5 works well when the phone has an internet connection - WiFi or cellular data. However, when the internet disappears - no WiFi available and no mobile signal (like when in Aeroplane mode), the phone drops it Bluetooth network and I want to keep it!
I have a medical information device which requires an i/p address from the phone so that it can communicate over a BT PAN to and from an app running on the phone whether or not the internet is available. All fine and dandy when the phone can 'see' the internet but as soon as this is not available, the i/p address disappears and my device cannot be reached from the app running on my phone.
Is there a switch or third party app I can use to maintain the Bluetooth network? This is really important to me - if I cannot get this to work, I will need a different model of Android phone which DOES maintain the Bluetooth PAN (they do exist). Other than that, the MOTO G5 works flawlessly.
01-19-2019 11:40 PM
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01-20-2019 01:41 AM
Hello Nikh, I tried that before I posted my question - and have tried it again - but unfortunately this does not fix things, my Bluetooth tethered network stops whenever there is no onward gateway to the internet.
The device which I am communicating with is an Intel Edison device equipped with a radio communications board. I am running an opensource application under Jubilinux called OpenAPS. Others, who are doing the same thing but using a different Android phone ARE able to maintain the Bluetooth network when in Airplane mode (for example) with bluetooth switched on.