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Tethering the N900 – Part 3 (Bluetooth)

Tethering over Bluetooth is slower but being wireless is a great advantage over USB.

Ubuntu 10.04

Another simple setup:

1. Install Dial-Up Networking (bluetooth-dun) from Extras on the N900.

2. Install blueman Bluetooth-Manager on Ubuntu. This is not required but a good gui doesn’t hurt.
sudo apt-get install blueman

3. Open blueman from the status bar and pair the N900.

4. Right-click the connection and select Dial-up Connection.

5. Select the T-Mobile connection. If you haven’t yet created a Connection, see my previous post.

6. Done.

Windows 7

Ovi-Suite is a good tool here.

1. Install Dial-Up Networking (bluetooth-dun) on the N900
2. Open Ovi-Suite.
2. Connect the N900 via bluetooth (Tools -> Add New Device).


3. Select Tools -> Connect to Internet

4. Surf!

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  1. August 24, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    The thing with Blueman is that it results in two different Bluetooth icons on my GNOME panel, and I find the UI clunkier than the builtin one. You say blueman is optional; what are the alternatives? (I have configured BT DUN via /etc/bluetooth/rfcomm.conf and /etc/ppp/peers + /etc/chatscripts; it was Not Easy Or Pleasant.)

    • August 24, 2010 at 6:48 pm

      Hi Marius, to avoid confusion, I keep GNOME bluetooth off. I found blueman okay to work with after some practice. Yes, the alternative to blueman are scripts you mentioned. Not for the faint hearted :)

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