[maemo-users] Bluetooth PAN on N900

From: Vitaly Bordug vitb at kernel.crashing.org
Date: Thu Apr 8 23:18:24 EEST 2010
В Thu, 08 Apr 2010 16:38:57 +0200
Dave Neary <dneary at maemo.org> пишет:

> Hi,
> Andre Klapper wrote:
> > Am Donnerstag, den 08.04.2010, 16:06 +0200 schrieb André Hänsel:
> >> Dave Neary schrieb:
> >>
> >>> For me, the best Bluetooth PAN page is
> >>> http://wiki.maemo.org/Bluetooth_PAN
> >> You mean, that is the place where the correct information should
> >> be? Certainly, I agree, but that doesn't help me setting up
> >> Bluetooth PAN. ;)
> >>
> >> There it says, one must install the maemo-pan package, but there
> >> is no maemo-pan package, neither in the preinstalled catalogs nor
> >> in the three extra repositories.
> > 
> > I think maemo-pan is in the Maemo4 (diablo) repository. I don't
> > recommend using that repository on Maemo5 (fremantle) though if you
> > don't exactly know what you are doing.
> OK then - what is PAN? How can I share a network connection from my
> cellular device (N900 or other) with other devices over Bluetooth from
> Maemo 4 and Maemo 5 devices?

When stumbled upon this topic, I did some small investigation but fall
back to use DUN after all.

Enabling "network" is enough to get your PC connect over BT to N900
using PAN (and well, bluetooth manager on my Linux box reports
success). But to use that connection, it is not enough. N900 should set
up PAN network interface, and enable dhcp over that, as well as IP
forwarding. In that case, network connection will be shared over PAN
and (potentially) it will be possible for several devices to "tether"
that way, using N900 as BT gateway.

Practically, it is not apparent to establish, and BT bandwidth is
limited anyway, so for similar usage profile WIFI hotspot mode serves
better; and BT DUN (using package available for Fremantle) in usual
tethering case.


> Let's make the page better, if it has incorrect information on it. I'm
> no bluetooth expert, but I know how to click an "Edit page" link.
> Cheers,
> Dave.
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