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Old 06-12-2006, 03:51 PM   #1
mcanallyd
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Fedora Core 4 and Bluetooth


When I boot my Fedora 4 operating system; it initializes Bluetooth.

Does this mean that I can attach a USB Bluetooth adapter; sync the adapter with my Bluetooth equipped cell phone, and access the Internet wirelessly.

I can access the Internet via my Ethernet port and a Ethernet cable, but wireless would be nice. I purchased a D-Link AirPlus G wireless card, but could never get it working. I was hoping that maybe the Bluetooth adapter would get me online wirelessly.

If this will work, what Adapter manufacture works best.

Thanks.
 
Old 06-12-2006, 04:44 PM   #2
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Bluetooth wireless is total different from lan A,B,G wirless cards. But if you got a bluetooth adapter and installed the bluezutils then you should be able to make the cell phone act as a modem. May require extra services from cell phone provider. You can check at http://tuxmobil.org/phones_linux.html to see if your phone is listed and see what can be done with it.

For a bluetooth adapter I have used both a kensington model 33348 and a Belkin model f8t001

For your wireless card check out the HCL section at the top or to the right and see if listed in there. Also you can check with other makers of bluetooth adapters there as well. A wealth of knowledge in there.

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Old 06-12-2006, 06:20 PM   #3
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Bluetooth is personal area radio, you can use it for wireless if your ISP is less than 100M from your computer. Most phone carriers charge an arm and a leg and your pet for data calls so dialing through your phone is going to cost you a fortune and get your a whopping 28.8K connection, stick with your existing setup
 
  


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