[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Is there a convenient way of switching between usb/bluetooth/wifi networking?

From: Frantisek Dufka dufkaf at seznam.cz
Date: Fri Sep 22 10:52:56 EEST 2006
Siarhei Siamashka wrote:
> Yes, I tried all these types of networking, but lately resorted only to wi-fi
> as it is the easiest one to use.
> If no such solution exists right now, maybe it is time to develop one? :)

As for bluetooth, I don't find it too hard. Just one shell script and 
possibly also manual connection to dummy IAP if I want to surf from 
device via bluetooth and have Maemo GUI apps connected.

My shell script for PAN networking is posted here

It is easy to add it to menu (one .desktop file) but so far I was lazy 
to do it as I have xterm opened all the times anyway and prefer to see 
script output.

As for making this one click thing including opening dummy IAP, I 
already asked in this list if it is possible to attach some startup 
script to dummy IAP and got no answer. But recently there was a post 
about programatically opening connections via dbus somehow so this might 
be solution. Either open/close it from the script or monitoring dbus bus 
for connected/disconnected signal of dummy IAP and then invoke bluetooth 
setup/teardown script.

Dummy IAP is not needed for ssh, apt-get, wget etc on command line. You 
can even have both wlan and wifi connected, bt for local network (ssh) 
and wlan for internet or vice versa (depend on which IAP is selected 


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