Share Internet Connection Over Bluetooth?

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by RobertMacUser, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. RobertMacUser

    RobertMacUser Limp Gawd

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    Hi,
    I recently broke my airport antenna on my powerbook, and consequently, cannot connect to my wireless home network. however, my ipaq pda has a wireless connection. both my pda and my broken powerbook have bluetooth. can i share the internet connection via bluetooth? effectively using my pda as a bluetooth wifi connection?
    thanks
     
  2. The_Mage18

    The_Mage18 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Short answer: No
    PDAs don't have any capability to act as a host for connection sharing.

    You CAN get a bluetooth adaptor for a PC that's connected to your net connection either by wireless or ethernet and have it share the net connection via bluetooth.

    The simplest thing is goign to be getting the antenae replaced on your Powerbook. One thing you may want to check, I believe in the Powerbooks Bluetooth and Airport share the same antenea. Check with an Apple repair shop to find out and just see how much they'd charge to fix it.