Jun 18, '03 10:06:00AM • Contributed by: schwa23
In that process, I found that part of the SyncServices included with the new version of iSync is a command line mRouter application. Assuming you have iSync 1.1 installed, run the mRouter command -- it's part of the Symbian conduit that's installed in /System -> Library -> SyncServices -> SymbianConduit.bundle -> Contents -> Resources. From the Terminal type (shown on two lines; enter as one with no spaces at all):
/System/Library/SyncServices/SymbianConduit.bundle/ Contents/Resources/mRouterand you'll get the possible command line options. If you run (on the same path) mRouter -a, followed by your phone's MAC address (which you can find in the Bluetooth Preference pane), a PPP session will be created, displaying something like this:
Mon Jun 16 18:21:00 2003 : Using interface ppp0 Mon Jun 16 18:21:00 2003 : Connect: ppp0 /dev/tty.mRouter Mon Jun 16 18:21:08 2003 : local IP address 169.254.1.68 Mon Jun 16 18:21:08 2003 : remote IP address 169.254.1.5Once that's done, your BlueTooth connection will now be alive and persistent. You can hit Control-Z to suspend the active application, or Control-C to kill it (you don't want to do that, though, because it will obviously disconnect you). I guess you could make a duplicate of the mRouter file and run it from wherever you'd like, but I've not tried that yet.
Now go over to the Address Book and click the Bluetooth icon; you'll notice that it turns on immediately since the connection is already established. I've kept the connection alive for quite a while now without a hitch. Pretty cool.
Now, if some of the more network savvy users out there (like the ones who figured out how to share your Mac's internet connection to a Palm device) could come up with something similar to share over this PPP connection, I'd be eternally grateful. This would be useful to Nokia 3650/7650 and Sony Ericsson P800 users particularly.