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By anonova, Member on 10th September 2008, 09:07 PM
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Hi,

I'm trying to use the Bluetooth PAN setting in the Internet Sharing program with a Macbook (Mac OS X 10.5.4). I successfully paired the laptop and Kaiser. I start Internet Sharing on the Kaiser, go to the Bluetooth icon in OSX, click Tilt and click Connect to Network. This doesn't seem to work. Does anyone have suggestions?

I can successfully get it working with Windows XP so I'm guessing it's OSX's fault?

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19th September 2008, 03:39 AM |#2  
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Might anyone have an idea, or maybe the better question is has anyone ever gotten Bluetooth PAN working with OSX?
19th September 2008, 09:34 PM |#3  
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Might anyone have an idea, or maybe the better question is has anyone ever gotten Bluetooth PAN working with OSX?

It works for me on a mbpro with 10.5.5. It's been a while since I've set it up, but I don't remember doing anything special to get it working.
20th September 2008, 04:15 AM |#4  
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Make sure you set your shared internet connection to the correct setting ( Media Net or My ISP )


I have found that tethering using MY ISP works the best and seems to have a tad less latency.


I am running a MB Pro C2D with 10.5.3

My "Hack Pro " is running 10.5.2 and is also tethering with no issues.

P.S.
One more thing. Make sure the phone is set to Visible. Although you can pair it , if its not in Visible mode, it will NOT work

Do you get a connection and it just wont give you an active connection or does your laptop attempt to tether and give a network connection error ?
21st September 2008, 12:16 AM |#5  
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Here's how I'm trying everything. The device and computer are already paired. The device is visible.
  1. Open Internet Sharing.
  2. Set PC Connection to Bluetooth PAN and Network Connection to MEdia Net.
  3. I tap connect, and the status changes to "Device setup finished. On the PC, connect Bluetooth PAN."
  4. On the Macbook, I click the Bluetooth icon on the menu bar, hover over the device's name, and click Connect to Network.
  5. On the device, the status changes to "Connected."

When doing this in Windows, that's it. I can open up a browser, and the internet is working fine. But on my Macbook, I open up a browser, and I'm not connected to anything. I open up the Network preference pane, and nothing is connected. OSX doesn't see the Bluetooth PAN profile is maybe the problem?

21st September 2008, 01:13 AM |#6  
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Originally Posted by anonova

Here's how I'm trying everything. The device and computer are already paired. The device is visible.

  1. Open Internet Sharing.
  2. Set PC Connection to Bluetooth PAN and Network Connection to MEdia Net.
  3. I tap connect, and the status changes to "Device setup finished. On the PC, connect Bluetooth PAN."
  4. On the Macbook, I click the Bluetooth icon on the menu bar, hover over the device's name, and click Connect to Network.
  5. On the device, the status changes to "Connected."

When doing this in Windows, that's it. I can open up a browser, and the internet is working fine. But on my Macbook, I open up a browser, and I'm not connected to anything. I open up the Network preference pane, and nothing is connected. OSX doesn't see the Bluetooth PAN profile is maybe the problem?

Ahhhhh When you pair the phone to the mac, make sure you have internet sharing enabled on the phone before you go into pair mode. Otherwise mac osx doesnt see the PAN capability. I think thats what I had to do.
21st September 2008, 06:26 PM |#7  
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I tried with Internet Sharing pre-connected, but it still didn't work. I did get it working though! In the network connections, Bluetooth does not equal Bluetooth PAN. I went to the little plus at the bottom, and specifically added a Bluetooth PAN interface, and it picked the device up.

Thanks for all of the help!
13th October 2009, 06:48 PM |#8  
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Originally Posted by anonova

I tried with Internet Sharing pre-connected, but it still didn't work. I did get it working though! In the network connections, Bluetooth does not equal Bluetooth PAN. I went to the little plus at the bottom, and specifically added a Bluetooth PAN interface, and it picked the device up.

Unfortunately, I am on HTC Touch with a WM6.5 ROM, and even though I added the Bluetooth PAN interface manually, my Mac is still not picking up the phone, even though it's been paired successfully and Internet Sharing pre-connected.
14th October 2010, 02:22 PM |#9  
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OK this is for last year but just in case someone else searches for this a solution I found a while back

Added step open "com port 1" on the WM, not sure where I found that, otherwise the mac keeps "dialing" and the phone says "???? no need to dial, 3G not modem"

These steps work for me on SE Xeperia1 with WM 6.5 and Mac 10.5.8.


http://www.hightechdad.com/2007/05/1...o-mac-os-1049/

"Now with Windows Mobile 6, Bluetooth PAN (Personal Area Network) is used. So, if you are on Mac OS 10.4.9, you now have the ability to use a Network Port called “Bluetooth PAN.” Here are the high-level steps you use to enable your Bluetooth Internet Sharing:

1. Turn on Bluetooth and BT discovery on both your WM6 device and your Mac
2. Set up a Pairing between the two devices
My steps + Setup Bluetooth from Phone to Mac. Do it form the phone to the mac not the other way around.
+ Opem Comm port one from Phone bluetooth setup.

3. Enable the Bluetooth PAN port under your Mac’s Network Preferences (Network Port Configurations) by clicking the checkbox
4. Ensure that your devices are “talking together”
5. Start “Internet Sharing” on your WM6 device and click “Connect”
6. On your Mac, it is helpful having the “Show Bluetooth status in the menu bar” enabled
7. On your Mac, from the Bluetooth menu, select “Join Network on [WM6 device]“
8. That is it! (You should have internet connectivity on your Mac, provided you have good signal on your WM6 device). You can even verify that you got an IP address from your WM6 device by going to Network control panel and selecting Bluetooth PAN. Mine shows a 192.168.0.XXX number.

I hope that works. This is a good tip to know if you travel a lot and don’t want to pay for the expensive hotel internet services. Just plug power into your phone and your laptop, connect and you have “dialup” speeds for no additional costs!

If you have questions, write a comment below. If this works for you, DIGG it!

Don’t forget, you will drain your battery pretty quickly and use a lot of bandwidth from your cellular provider (especially if your internet service has a cap)."
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