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7.1 Bluetooth


    The University of Utah has a good explanation right here.


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    2008-07-16 06:43:45 (truck562 See Profile)



by JJ See Profile edited by tmpchaos See Profile
last modified: 2008-07-16 08:19:14


    This works with GPRS connections with AT&T mMode and T-Mobile T-Zones. It may work with your GPRS service, just give it a shot and let us know so we can add it here.

    You must have OSX and a working Bluetooth connection with your phone before starting this procedure.

    Enter the following things into the Network Preference pane in Control Panels. Select Bluetooth Modem Adapter in Network Port Configurations drop down menu.

    Under TCP/IP have Using PPP selected and everything else blank.

    Under PPP leave account name and password blank and use *99# as the Telephone Number.

    Leave Proxies blank.

    Under Bluetooth Modem, select Nokia iR 6210 _ 8xxx. Deselect "Wait for dial done before dialing", and leave everything else checked.

    Use the Internet Connect application to connect to the network using the USB Bluetooth Modem Adapter configuration.

    For AT&T mMode GPRS connections, leave the password blank and when it asks for one, just hit OK.


by Eric See Profile edited by JJ See Profile
last modified: 2004-05-06 08:50:47

This answer applies to the Panther version of Mac OSX. Go to System Prefs-->Network-->Location-->New Location.

I called my New Location "Cingular Wireless" without the quotes.

Then select your new location and next to Show select Bluetooth. Under TCP/IP next to Configure IPv4: select Using PPP. Leave the DNS Servers and Search Domains boxes blank.

On the PPP tab for Service Provider type "Wireless Modem". Account Name is WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM and Password is CINGULAR1. Make sure you have everything capitalized the same. For Telephone Number you need to enter "WAP.CINGULAR". Leave Alternate Number blank. Select Save password.

Go to PPP Options. I have nothing in Advanced Options checked, and under Session Options I have unchecked "Connect automatically when needed" and "Prompt every..".

Now go to your Bluetooth Modem tab. Uncheck "Enable error..". Under the Modem, you need to select a script that actually doesn't come with your Mac. You need to download it from here - www.taniwha.org.uk/. At that website, scroll down to your kind of phone, and then select the appropriate file to download. Since I have a Nokia 3600 with GPRS, I selected this one-> »www.taniwha.org.uk/files/NokiaGP···4-05.sit

After downloading the appropriate file for your phone, read the "Read Me First" file located in the archive. Place the script that you want to use into /Library/Modem Scripts. Make sure you access the Library folder from the hard disk and NOT your user name because there is no Modem Scripts folder in the /Library folder. Because I use a Nokia 3600, I selected the Nokia GPRS CID1 + CGQREQ script from the file I downloaded from the aforementioned website.

The following link directs you to a page that shows you what GPRS settings you should use on your phone. If you cannot already access GPRS internet from your cell phone, you need to be able to do this before trying to use your phone as a modem. »www.taniwha.org.uk/gprs.html

Now open Internet Connect and go to the Bluetooth tab. You can find Internet Connect in the Applications folder. Add a new Configuration and call it "WirelessModem". For telephone number use WAP.CINGULAR, and for Account Name use WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM, and for password use CINGULAR1.

Under Modem select the Script you chose in Network Preferences.

That should do it. I chose to display the Modem status in the menu bar so I can just click it and click Connect from there, but if you don't want it displayed in the menu bar, you can click Connect from Internet Connect-->Bluetooth. When I click Connect, I get a prompt on my phone to accept the connection. I choose Yes, and it all runs smoothly.

Also, if you are using Cingular, it is best to add the $19.99/mo package to your plan that provides 1500 text messages, 200 e-mails, and most importantly unlimited wireless internet.

by MUT308 See Profile edited by JJ See Profile
last modified: 2005-01-10 23:28:20

This version is backwards compatible with 1.x and the major enhancements include

* Non-hopping narrowband channel(s) introduced. These are faster but have been criticised as defeating a built-in security mechanism of earlier versions; however frequency hopping is hardly a reliable security mechanism by today's standards. Rather, Bluetooth security is based mostly on cryptography.
* Broadcast/multicast support. Non-hopping channels are used for advertising Bluetooth service profiles offered by various devices to high volumes of Bluetooth devices simultaneously, since there is no need to perform handshaking with every device. (In previous versions the handshaking process takes a bit over one second.)
* Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) of 2.1 Mbit/s.
* Built-in quality of service.
* Distributed media-access control protocols.
* Faster response times.
* Halved power consumption due to shorter duty cycles.
From Wikipedia

by SK See Profile edited by JJ See Profile
last modified: 2005-02-02 08:25:21