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HowtoForge: Bluetooth PAND (Personal Area Network) Howto For Debian Etch

Mar 27, 2007, 10:30 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Falko Timme for this link. ]

"I wanted to access the internet over bluetooth instead of GPRS/3G network from my mobile phone (SE K800i). After a lot of searching I couldn't find a clear explanation as how to accomplish this. I did manage to set it up with Windows XP, using the 'Personal Area Network' in the bluetooth utility and doing internet connection sharing. After another fruitless search, I managed to figure out how to make a bluetooth internet profile instead of GPRS or 3G on the phone. Since I work in Linux most of the time, I decided to have a go and do it with Debian, my workstation's main OS. After spending a few hours, I had it working using the steps below.

"This howto is for Debian Etch, current 'testing' branch soon to be 4.0. May work on Ubuntu or other Debian based distros. Settings for older versions may be similar. In Debian 3 the bluetooth daemon maybe regarded to as hcid..."

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