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Is networking via Bluetooth PAN or DUN still viable on Ubuntu?

All bluez instructions I could find fail to pair. Blueman says that there is no dhcp server installed regardless of dhcp being installed and working.

Looking for somone who has this working :)

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Blueman could report the error for two reasons.

  1. DHCP server (dnsmasq or your equivalent) not installed. ( less probable )
  2. DHCP server (dnsmasq) is installed. But it is not your env PATH. ( mostly your case ).

So make sure dnsmasq is installed and it is in your PATH ( or else add it )

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This answer is incomplete. If Dnsmasq is not installed, how does he install it? It it is installed but not in the env PATH, how does he add it? –  Parto Sep 26 at 9:56
    
@Parto Assumed this forum is for developers. Don't think if this question is going to be looked at by a naive user(questions mentions PAN/DHCP). Telling sudo apt-get install dnsmasq and export PATH=$PATH:/path/to/dnsmasq feels like spoon feeding. –  Kiran Sep 27 at 16:44
    
See attempts to start dnsmasq here github.com/blueman-project/blueman/blob/1.99.alpha1/blueman/… which will fail if not in PATH –  Kiran Sep 27 at 16:48
    
@Kiran this site is neither a forum nor targeted at developers. Answers should be as complete as possible. –  guntbert Dec 3 at 18:41

I use this guide http://blog.sumostyle.net/2009/11/ubuntu-tethering-via-bluetooth-pan/

to connect my Ubuntu 12.10 laptop to my iPhone 3Gs iOS 6.1 personal hotspot.

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