Sharing Internet connection with Bluetooth?

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by tengallonhat, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. tengallonhat

    tengallonhat Guest

    My PC is connected to the Internet via an ADSL modem. I'd like to be
    able to share this Internet connection with one other device
    (laptop). I know that I can buy an ADSL Router to do this. However,
    the thought occurred to me that I might be able to do it with my
    existing equipment plus some software.

    I have a Bluetooth dongle on my PC, which I principally bought so that
    I don't need a cable to connect my mobile. The question is can I
    share my ADSL Internet connection using Bluetooth to link between my
    PC and the laptop? Is there some software available that would enable
    my existing modem to handle to simultaneous Internet connections.

    Best regards,

    Alex
     
    tengallonhat, Jan 14, 2009
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    Adrian C Guest

    I used to do something like this for a bluetooth'ed HP PDA thing.

    Google "bluetooth PAN ICS"

    One of the links is
    <http://www.tweaks2k2.com/How_to/bluetooth_network.htm>

    You really need the WIDCOMM bluetooth drivers for your dongle.

    Nowadays, I'd just get a Wireless WiFi router, and take advantage of
    better security and builtin NAT/firewall.

    If worried about the expense they sell for very little on eBay.
     
    Adrian C, Jan 14, 2009
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    Quagmire Guest

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    You don't understand Newton's Third Law of Motion?
    It's not rocket science, you know...
    Get the two talking with Bluetooth (browse files ect) then just BRIDGE the
    two networks...
     
    Quagmire, Jan 16, 2009
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