ip over bluetooth??

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Mike Scott, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Mike Scott

    Mike Scott Guest

    (reposted from a.o.l.mint)

    I've been pottering a bit to see if I can get any sort of ip
    connectivity over bluetooth.

    I've got two machines - a 64-bit m/c set up as a bluetooth NAP (and I
    see a pan1 network device), plus a 32-bit client. Both are running mint
    maya. The NAP has ip address (wherever that's come from!!),
    NAP settings says dnsmasq, PAN support is NetworkManager, and DUN
    support (which I don't think is relevant) is also NetworkManager.

    I can get sound sent across by selecting 'A2DP sink' when connecting (I
    see the 'grant authorization'; popup, and syslog entries appear).
    However, telling the client to connect to 'network access point' ends up
    with 'device added successfully, but failed to connect' - I get the
    pairing popup stuff on the NAP, but that's as far as it goes.

    And there I'm stuck - I don't know if I've missed something, or might
    there be a problem with decidedly cheap bluetooth dongles(*) and ip
    networking? Any advice please on how best to proceed?


    (*) They are /very/ cheap, btw - £1 each. I'm looking to get some very
    cheap short-range networking between several machines.
    Mike Scott, Oct 3, 2012
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