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OSNews: Make your Arch Linux a Bluetooth Access Point

Mar 02, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eugenia Loli-Queru)

"Following my earlier article about creating a Bluetooth access point with your OS, here is my quick guide how to do just that with Arch Linux. You will need two Bluetooth-enabled devices to start with, and some patience as setting up Bluetooth is problematic on all OSes (each one with its own quirks).

"I am using the AIPTEK BTuoi USB-based Bluetooth dongle, which is Class I. Class I means that the device can send/receive up to 100 meters, Class II means 10 meters and Class III, 1 meter. Most integrated BT modules on laptops/PDAs are Class II, up to 10 meters, so if you want the best performance for the Access Point we will try to create here, buy a Linux-supported Class I dongle (about $35). In any case, any Class Bluetooth module will work anyway..."

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