Nokia 6110 Navigator Ubuntu Bluetooth

This page documents my successful attempt to connect my Eee 901 to the internet via my Nokia 6110 Navigator over bluetooth.

Computer: Eee 901 (bluetooth built-in) OS: Kubuntu 8.04 Hardy Phone: Nokia 6110 Navigator Operator: Vodafone UK Despite the above, these instructions should work with any PC with a bluetooth adaptor that Linux recognises, KDE and a Nokia phone. Prerequisites: Bluetooth libraries installed and set up; KDE bluetooth icon in the system tray; phone switched on and bluetooth enabled; phone shows up when you left-click on the KDE bluetooth icon.

  1. Open a terminal
  2. Run hcitool scan and note the bluetooth address of your phone
  3. Run sdptool search --bdaddr <bt-address-phone> DUN and note the channel number
  4. Open the file /etc/bluetooth/rfcomm.conf. Add the following:
 rfcomm0 {
 # Automatically bind the device at startup
 bind yes;
 # Bluetooth address of the device
 device 00:1C:D6:7D:85:5C;
 # RFCOMM channel for the connection
 channel 2;
 # Description of the connection
 comment "bluetooth phone";
  1. Install kppp if isn't already: sudo apt-get install kppp
  2. Reboot
  3. Start kppp; it will be in the Internet folder

-- Ian Gibbs