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hkriffraff
Aug 3, 2004, 10:55 PM
I just bought a Planex bluetooth dongle for my work PC and my goal is to be able to share its Internet connection with my Powerbook. I've gone through all the pairing and setup steps, I'm able to send and receive the files between the two and I've enabled all the access settings on XP.

Only now, what am I supposed to do on the Mac to get it working?

strider42
Aug 4, 2004, 12:48 AM
I just bought a Planex bluetooth dongle for my work PC and my goal is to be able to share its Internet connection with my Powerbook. I've gone through all the pairing and setup steps, I'm able to send and receive the files between the two and I've enabled all the access settings on XP.

Only now, what am I supposed to do on the Mac to get it working?

Are you using broadband. If so, do yourself a huge favor and forget internet sharing through bluetooth. bluetooth operates at less than 1 mbps. if you're using broadband, you'll be totally bottlenecking your connection. it'll be easier and faster to just get a simple router and connect through ethernet if wireless if you really want that (though your machines musn't be very far apart since bluetooth is very limited in range). File sharing should be a LOT faster if you used ethernet or 802.11b or g.