I'm using slackware 12.2 on one PC (an old IBM T22 laptop) and Slamd64 12.2 on a normal 64-bit desktop PC. The desktop PC connects to the internet via wireless networking (wlan0). What I am trying to do is to share the internet connection over bluetooth, via USB bluetooth adapters.
bash-3.1# hcitool scan
00:11:67:18:18:18 BlueZ (0)
00:1C:CC:51:97:56 BlackBerry 8820
bash-3.1# hciconfig -a
hci0: Type: USB
BD Address: 00:11:67:C5:38:73 ACL MTU: 1021:4 SCO MTU: 48:10
UP RUNNING PSCAN ISCAN
RX bytes:9998 acl:140 sco:0 events:397 errors:0
TX bytes:4860 acl:146 sco:0 commands:119 errors:0
Features: 0xff 0xfe 0xff 0x7e 0x98 0x19 0x00 0x80
Packet type: DM1 DM3 DM5 DH1 DH3 DH5 HV1 HV2 HV3
Link mode: SLAVE ACCEPT
Name: 'BlueZ2 (0)'
Service Classes: Capturing
Device Class: Computer, Uncategorized
HCI Ver: 2.0 (0x3) HCI Rev: 0x2da LMP Ver: 2.0 (0x3) LMP Subver: 0x2da
Manufacturer: Integrated System Solution Corp. (57)
The PC which is connecting via wlan0 is working fine, I am using it right now to type this message. Also the USB bluetooth adapters are detected ok, they can find each others' MAC addresses (via hcitool scan) and also find a mobile phone. hciconfig -a displays information about the bluetooth adapters.
What is confusing me is what I do next . Just about every website I've turned up so far hasn't been all that helpful. The suggestions I have turned up so far have been either been for a different version of linux (e.g. ubuntu, so the config files are all different!), are all very short and/or very old (c.2005, for example) or just suggest "Install KDE".
From what I Can gather, I need to make both systems see each other and connect to one another via bluetooth and then somehow pass data to and from the wireless connection (connected to the internet) via the bluetooth adapter.
Only snag is how is it done?
Again I have a working wireless connection, and the bluetooth adapters can find each others' MAC addresses, and also a mobile phone too so I can see that the adapters are doing *something*.