How do I get pdanet to connect to linux?

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How do I get pdanet to connect to linux?
Browse the Web on your computer using your cellphone for Internet access. (NA/Photos.com/Getty Images)

PdaNet is a smartphone application that enables mobile phones to tether to a computer. Tethering enable the computer to access the Internet with data from a cellphone signal. PdaNet has applications for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows and Palm. It also is compatible with all three major operating systems: Windows, Macintosh and Linux. To use PdaNet with Linux, both the computer and phone must be Bluetooth compatible.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Cellphone with data plan

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Go to the settings of your phone and turn on Bluetooth. On an iPhone you can do this by going to "Settings," "General," "Bluetooth" and pressing "On."

  2. 2

    Launch PdaNet on your phone and select "Enable Bluetooth DUN."

  3. 3

    Activate Bluetooth on your computer. Launch terminal, or the equivalent of a command prompt and type in the command "sudo hidd --search." Select your phone when it appears from the list of available devices to connect.

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  • If your computer does not support Bluetooth natively, you can buy a USB device that will enable Bluetooth.

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