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10.4: How to set up a Tecom Bluetooth access point Network
Although a total newbie to MAC OS X, I thought I would post my experiences getting my iMac G3 to access the Internet by way of my Tecom BT3021 Bluetooth Access point. I am running MAC OS X 10.4.3 Tiger, and use a third party USB Bluetooth dongle on the iMac -- not one of the officially supported D-Link ones, but it works OK nonetheless.

Having waded through several forum threads which mentioned that the former Bluetooth Serial Utility had been pulled from this release of OS X, I managed to download this utility and found that it was invaluable in allowing me to set up the outgoing serial port to use the LAN Access via PPP profile provided by the Access Point. Having done all that, I found that the connection would not complete due to LCP errors, namely thisone:
LCP: timeout sending Config-Requests  : (date and time)
  Connection terminated.
Deciding that the Access Point, being a fairly dumb device (no disrespect intended), would need to be involved in as little config negotiation as possible, I set about editing the /etc/ppp/options file. Presto! I was able to get this to work. Here is my edited file.

As I said at the outset, I am very new to OS X, and also to Unix generally, so the above may not be entirely optimal -- for example, the mru and mtu settings could be better tuned for this type of connection. However, I thought I would share my first "success" with OS X with the wider community. Comments welcome.

[robg adds: I believe all of the functionality of the old Bluetooth Serial Utility has been replaced by the Devices tab of the Bluetooth System Preferences panel (which now includes a Serial Ports button). However, I didn't use the prior program extensively, so that may not be correct.]
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