[maemo-users] [maemo-users] connection options

From: Felix Windt felix at felixwindt.com
Date: Fri Sep 15 21:38:11 EEST 2006
On a Mac, turn on wireless, click on the icon in the status bar and create a
connection. Remember to specify a password by clicking on "Show Options" -
even though it's just WEP, that's still better than nothing. To route
connections from that network, go to the System Preferences, Sharing,
Internet and turn on Internet Sharing on the built in Ethernet connections.

I am not sure you can use bluetooth as you described - bluetooth devices
advertise their category. I would expect that unless you laptops advertise
themselves as modems, the 770 would not be able to use them. Also, obviously
the range for bluetooth would be much smaller and you'd have to be near the
laptop and at that point might as well use the laptop for your browsing.

On 9/15/06 10:36 AM, "Miles Fidelman" <mfidelman at meetinghouse.net> wrote:

> Ok.. I have this brand new 770, and the obvious next step is to get
> connected to the net, but... there's no WiFi access point handy.  S
> It would seem that there should be a way to:
> - use the laptop sitting on my office desk (hard-wired connection to the
> office LAN, wi-fi card) as a router, and/or,
> - plug a bluetooth dongle into the laptop and use it as a router, and/or,
> - connect via a usb cable and use the laptop as a router
> But.. so far, I keep running into the limitations of WinXP internet
> connection sharing - it doesn't like to use the fixed IP associated with
> our internal LAN.
> I'm sure that somebody has already figured this out - so any suggestions
> or pointers would be much appreciated.
> Also.. any comments re. doing the same thing, but with a Mac (my home
> machine).
> Thanks very much,
> Miles Fidelman
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