How To: iPhone Tethering on Ubuntu 9.10 via Bluetooth
iPhone tethering on Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) is now possible! You can easily tether your iPhone 3G or 3GS running on iPhone 3.0 or 3.1.x firmware with your laptop/netbook running on Ubuntu 9.10.
If youâ€™re running 3.0 then you can do this without jail breaking your phone by installing a modified carrier profile. However, if youâ€™re on OS 3.1+ then you will need to jail break your phone to install the modified carrier profile.
iPhone Tethering on Ubuntu 9.10 Using Bluetooth
Here’s a simple tutorial on how you can tether your iPhone on Ubuntu 9.10 via Bluetooth. Just follow the steps below and you will be connected in no time!
Tethering iPhone on Ubnutu via Bluetooth is really simple as pairing two iPhones. You will need to install a new Bluetooth manager aptly named â€œbluemanâ€ from the Blueman Project PPA repository.
Run the following commands to install Blueman.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:blueman/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install blueman
After the installation finishes, open the â€œBluetooth Managerâ€ which can be found in the â€œSystem>Preferencesâ€ menu.
Now turn on bluetooth on your iPhone and make it discoverable. In the â€œBluetooth Managerâ€ program press the â€œsearchâ€ button and the list should be populated with nearby discoverable Bluetooth devices. Locate your iPhone 3G(S) from the list, select it, and press the â€œKeysâ€ (pair) button above it.
Once paired, press the diamond on Bluetooth Manager to trust your iPhone. Now on your iPhone, go to Settings > General > Network > Internet Tethering and turn it on.
In the Bluetooth Manager program on your computer, right click on your iPhone and select â€œNetwork Access Pointâ€ from the option â€œConnect to:â€ it will work and hopefully give you a â€œConnection Establishedâ€ message.
Your phone should now be connected and ready to use your iPhone’s data connection on Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) using Bluetooth.
Also See: iPhone Tethering on Ubuntu 9.10 via USB
[Via Ubuntu Geek]