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Can this be done with dialup?
Authored by: squaresponge on Apr 10, '04 12:50:48PM

I loved this hint! However, it seems as though it was designed with the following senario in mind:

An OSX machine connects to the internet via an ethernet card which is connect to a LAN or directly to a Cable or DSL modem. The bluetooth PDA then connects to the OSX machine over PPP and the internet connection is routed from ethernet to PPP, thus the reason for the 'proxyarp' option to pppd.

My problem is that I use dialp to connect to the internet. I was able to setup everything correctly according to these instructions and my Palm Tungsten T3 is able to connect to the Mac. However, I cannot ping anything from my palm even when I am connected to my ISP through dialup. So in my situation, I have pppd running twice. The first instance is for the connection to my ISP, and the second instance is the connection I setup in this hint. I did try one thing to no avial. I removed the proxyarp option to pppd and the remote IP address. I then added the 'defaultroute' option hoping that this pppd would use the routing information setup by the connection to my ISP. Here are the changes I made to pppd in the ISharing script:

/usr/sbin/pppd /dev/tty.Bluetooth-PDA-Sync 115200 \
noauth local passive defaultroute asyncmap 0 silent persist &

Does anyone have any ideas about how to get this working besides getting broudband?


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