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Old 10-07-2005, 08:08 AM   #1
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Bluetooth Internet Access form Suse to XP Config

I am a very new 'noob' to Suse Pro 9.3. I previously used 2 USB bluetooth adapters to share an Internet connection using 2 XP Pro computers and everything worked pretty good.

I have a PC in my bedroom with a non expensive CompUSA branded USB Bluetooth adapter and my other PC has a D-Link DB-120 USB adapter with a LAN connection to a cable modem through a Linksys wired router. I had a solid Net connection to both PC's and could get on the internet using the Bluetooth connection. OBEX, Network Access, PIM...etc is configured and I can clearly see both PC from either end.

I installed Suse Pro 9.3, plugged in the USB Bluetooth and Suse found it ok. I can see my remote PC, Obex..etc is ok. Before I spend more time trying to configure the TCP/IP settings to get Firefox to a home page, am I going to get this configuration to share the internet connection? Like I said, I do have a Bluetooth connection and I can see both PC's at either end but on the Linux PC I didn't see network access as a local service like I do on the XP box in the Widcomm Bluetooth Software.

I can answer all configuration questions as needed. If Bluetooth is not going to be possible to browse the web on the Suse PC then I will go wireless LAN and get a new wireless router.

Though not exactly easy to configure, I did have the XP machines working fine and everyting wasn't too painful to configure. I was getting about 400 kbs transfer speed and I was happy with that.

Like I said, I am a noob. I could use a step by step instruction set on getting Bluetooth configured. I would like it to run everytime I turned the Linux PC on. Of course the whole keystroke, enter lines of data thing has me very confused right now. Just looking for a "Yes, here's how" or a "Nope, Bluetooth isn't going to get you on the net with Linux".

I thank anyone and everyone who can help.

Old 10-15-2005, 08:16 AM   #2
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OK, no replies here!

Well, I got fed up with the bluetooth and got a wireless Linksys card. It took me days to find the info to get it working correctly. It was so easy in XP to get the Bluetooth to share an internet connection.

There HAS to be a way. Oh well~



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