[clug] HOWTO: 3G via bluetooth phone on Debian Linux
adam.lloyd at gmail.com
Sun Nov 14 17:25:11 MST 2010
On 14 November 2010 16:29, Ian Munsie <darkstarsword at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> The other night at PSIG Bob asked me about my Internet connection. I
> was connected to Optus mobile broadband using my Nokia N900 as a
> bluetooth modem. I said I'd write a blog entry about it with the
> scripts I use for it and so here it is:
>> "last time I checked out Network Manager I found that it could set up a USB 3G
>> modem pretty easily but had zero provisions to set up a bluetooth modem, and
>> the Linux bluetooth stack (bluez) also leaves something to be desired"
There has been a fair amount of work on the Gnome BlueTooth projects
and the Network Manager project to get BT modems setup in a few
I have used BlueMan in the past to simplify the rfcomm steps but it
appears that newer versions of the BlueTooth applet in Gnome can do
that step now too.
The setup of the APN, chat scripts and the actual dial-up/hang-up has
been hidden from me for a while as Ubuntu (and Debian too) have been
shipping config templates for a whole lot of service providers that
Just Work(TM) via the Network Manager's Mobile Broadband setup wizard.
> On the day *I* go to work for Microsoft, faint oinking sounds will be
> heard from far overhead, the moon will not merely turn blue but
> develop polkadots, and hell will freeze over so solid the brimstone
> will go superconductive.
> -- Eric S. Raymond, 2005
> Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments.
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