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(I'm not sure if this is an Ubuntu or an Android question - feel free to move it!)

Is it possible to connect my Android Jelly Bean phone to my laptop using bluetooth so that the telephone can use the laptop's internet connection?

Android --BLUETOOTH--> Laptop --ETHERNET--> Internet

I'm running 12.10, the laptop has bluetooth and I've been able to pair the two devices.

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Wouldn't it just be easier to create a Wifi hotspot using your Laptop and then just pick it up with the phone?. –  Uri Herrera Dec 5 '12 at 7:23
    
Believe me, I agree, but Android doesn't support ad-hoc networking (not even Cyanogenmod, while iOS does) and my laptop's wifi hardware doesn't support the creation of an infrastructure hotspot. –  Rich Dec 5 '12 at 8:11
    
There is a s/w in Google play that allow bluetoooth tether –  totti Jun 28 '13 at 10:28
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What you are looking for is "reverse tethering".

I dont believe it has been done through bluetooth yet, but there's a solution that works well if you are willing to connect your phone with usb.

Find all related software and documentation here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1371345

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The title of the thread you linked clearly states 'Windows Only'. –  Merri Jul 4 '13 at 13:54
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