[maemo-users] Feature request: run dhcp when connecting the n900 using PANU

From: D M German dmg at uvic.ca
Date: Sat Jan 30 12:26:47 EET 2010
After many hours of frustration I finally got it working.

The problem seems to be that PC Network Manager does not support running
the DHCP client, and the phone I connect to (iphone) does not seem to
like routing packages of an address that has not been given its DHCP

The solution was to manually set an address in the Bluetooth section of
Network Manager (set to enable already) and then run as root

/sbin/udhcpc -f -i bnep0

This runs the dhcp client on the bnep0 device. It retrieves the
appropriate IP address, routing info, and DNS server.

It would be great if this feature would be added to future versions of
PC Network Manager. I was very surprised to see that no DHCP client was


Daniel M. German                  
dmg (at) uvic (dot) ca
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