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Tethering on the N900 – Visual Summary

I thought it would be great to end the series with a visual summary of the options covered so far, and then some :)

Ubuntu 10.04

Tether GPRS/3G
connection via Bluetooth

Tether GPRS/3G
connection via USB

Tether Wifi connection via USB

Tether GPRS/3G
connection via Hotspot

Tether Ubuntu internet-connection via Bluetooth. (Haven’t tried this yet..PAN?)

Tether Ubuntu
internet-connection via USB

Tether Ubuntu
internet-connection via Hotspot

Windows 7

Tether GPRS/3G connection via Bluetooth

Tether GPRS/3G
connection via USB

Tether Wifi connection via USB

Tether GPRS/3G
connection via Hotspot

Tether Windows 7 internet-connection via Bluetooth. (Haven’t tried this yet..PAN?)

Tether Windows 7 via USB. (No luck getting this to work with USB Networking)

Tether Windows 7 internet-connection via Hotspot.

Mac OS X

Tether GPRS/3G
connection via Bluetooth

Tether GPRS/3G
connection via USB

Tether Wifi connection via USB

Tether GPRS/3G
connection via Hotspot

Tether Mac internet-connection via Bluetooth. (Haven’t tried this yet..PAN?)

Tether Mac internet-connection via USB using USB Networking and ICS.

Tether Mac internet-connection via Hotspot


Update 8/28/10: Using the Mac lately. Its playing nice with the N900 as you can see with the Mac OS X section.
Sorry MAC users. I have never used a MAC. Incidentally, a colleague loaned me his Macbook Pro yesterday. He wanted me to see how in the Mac world “it just works!”. It will be interesting to see how well that plays with the N900.

Update 8/29/10: Added PC-USB-N900-Wifi option

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  1. N900
    August 27, 2010 at 8:00 am | #1

    N900 – Mac Tethering in Maemo 5

    • August 28, 2010 at 4:16 am | #2

      thanks! I will update the Summary very soon.

  2. Paavo Hartikainen
    August 27, 2010 at 12:47 pm | #3

    My Nokia N900 is mobile network IPv6 router, sharing IPv6 subnet for itself and other devices around over Bluetooth PAN.

    On Nokia N900:

    iproute, pc-connectivity-manager, kernel-power
    radvd (taken from Debian package, copied to “/opt/radvd/”)
    aiccu (taken from Debian package, copied to “/opt/aiccu/”)

    On Apple iBook G4:

    “sudo pand –role PANU –connect 0C:DD:EF:5B:B7:BB –auth –secure –encrypt –device 00:02:72:16:18:6F”
    “sudo ifup br2″

    “bnep0″ and “eth0″ ethernet interfaces are attached to bridge “br2″ in “/etc/network/interfaces”, where IPv6 nameserver is also defined. If something is attached to ethernet, it also gets autoconfigured for IPv6 subnet.

    Laptop workstation does not even have IPv4 address when I am on mobile network. Mostly everything (IRC, HTTP, IMAP, NNTP, [...]) goes through SSH port forwarding since it provides compression and encryption.

    IPv6 tunnel is configured to use protocol 41 with heartbeat. Of course it would be nicer if mobile network uplink was natively IPv6 and did not need tunnel.

    No: IPv4, 802.11, DUN, NAT

    Yes: IPv6, Bluetooth, PAN, static subnet, compressed TCP

    • August 28, 2010 at 4:15 am | #4

      Thats awesome!

    • Farming Man
      October 20, 2010 at 4:34 pm | #5

      Paavo, and others, sadly I am a noob and I have a couple questions regarding the ipv6 tethering procedure you mentioned. I have the first three packages you mentioned installed. As for the debian packages, is it really just as straightforward as moving them under /opt? Would I need to create any symlinks? How does the phone know to forward packets; isn’t something like iptables necessary to do that?

  3. ticl
    August 28, 2010 at 1:25 am | #6

    This thing needs to be stickied on maemo.org or included with N900 documentation.

  4. bob_bipbip
    August 28, 2010 at 8:54 pm | #7

    great !!!!
    it’s only missing pc -> n900 -> internet via wifi (not 3g/gprs)

    • August 29, 2010 at 4:26 am | #8

      thanks. You’re right. perhaps for completeness, it should be added. Moreover, it can be done easily by tunneling over SSH.The use case would be more for desktops than laptops.

  5. August 29, 2010 at 10:57 am | #9

    Bob, i have added the option and also written a post about it. Thanks for the suggestion.

  6. August 15, 2011 at 9:38 am | #10

    Hi, thanks for this comment :)

  1. August 29, 2010 at 4:52 pm | #1
  2. August 30, 2010 at 11:35 am | #2

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