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Windows XP Unwired by Wei-Meng Lee

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Bluetooth LAN

Like Wi-Fi access points, Bluetooth access points are increasingly popular. Using a Bluetooth access point is similar to using a Wi-Fi access point — connect the access point to a wired network and you can wirelessly connect your Bluetooth devices to the Internet.

Using a Bluetooth Access Point

In following steps, I illustrate the use of a Bluetooth access point by using the Bluetake BT300 Bluetooth Access Point (AP).

Connecting to the Bluetooth access point

To connect to the access point, follow these steps:

  1. First, connect your Bluetooth access point to your router/hub (you can also connect it directly to your ADSL/DSL/cable modem). Power up your Bluetooth access point, go to My Bluetooth Places, and search for the Bluetooth access point.

  2. When the access point is found, right-click on the icon and select Discover Available Services, as shown in Figure 6-54.

    Discovering the services that the Bluetooth access point provides

    Figure 6-54. Discovering the services that the Bluetooth access point provides

  3. The Bluetooth access point supports the LAN access using PPP service. Right-click on the LAN Access icon and select Connect to Network Access Point, as shown in Figure 6-55.

Connecting to the Bluetooth access point

Figure 6-55. Connecting to the Bluetooth access point

Tip

By default, the Bluetooth access point has a static IP address of 1.1.1.1. You can configure it to obtain its address ...

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