[maemo-users] Bluetooth PAN on N900

From: Jarmo.Tikka at nokia.com Jarmo.Tikka at nokia.com
Date: Fri Apr 9 12:41:05 EEST 2010

>Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2010 00:18:24 +0400
>From: Vitaly Bordug <vitb at kernel.crashing.org>
>Subject: Re: Bluetooth PAN on N900
>To: Dave Neary <dneary at maemo.org>
>Cc: maemo-users at maemo.org
>Message-ID: <20100409001824.2eb38e11 at vitb-lp>
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>? Thu, 08 Apr 2010 16:38:57 +0200
>Dave Neary <dneary at maemo.org> ?????:
>> Hi,
>> Andre Klapper wrote:
>> > Am Donnerstag, den 08.04.2010, 16:06 +0200 schrieb Andr? H?nsel:
>> >> 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.

Check Maemo PC Connectivity for setting up BT (or WLAN or USB) networking for N900 and N8x0 devices.


The PreFinal version of Maemo PC Connectivity Tutorial is available as HTML and PDF document here:



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