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

From: Miles Fidelman mfidelman at meetinghouse.net
Date: Fri Sep 15 21:40:23 EEST 2006

Thanks!  Now if it were only so easy under Windows.  Sigh...


Felix Windt wrote:
> 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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