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N900 Bluetooth DUN package now in extras repository

Just in time for the new year, I’m pleased to be able to say that the Bluetooth DUN package is now in the Maemo Extras repository. This is the primary location for community packages that have been through a community QA process that tries to ensure the packages are safe for ‘normal’ users. If you don’t have the extras repository turned on, you can do so by following the instructions here.

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  1. Viipottaja | 30th December 2009 at 14:38 | Permalink

    How about telling what a Bluetooth DUN Package is? Not everyone knows you know.. ;)

  2. Philip Langdale | 30th December 2009 at 15:53 | Permalink

    It’s covered in great detail if you read my previous blog entries :-)

  3. Matt Austin | 30th December 2009 at 18:41 | Permalink

    Thanks for the heads-up, I just installed it – and it seems to work perfectly. Great package – thanks to the developer(s).

  4. EIPI | 31st December 2009 at 11:43 | Permalink

    Thank you for this. Works like a charm.

  5. mingkee | 2nd January 2010 at 09:43 | Permalink

    It works, but it requires extra dialup string to specify APN.
    The new package also has PAN support, but there’s no application to associate GPRS this time, hopefully the writer can write a setting to make PAN setting to associate APN to connect to internet over GPRS.

  6. Philip Langdale | 2nd January 2010 at 09:46 | Permalink


    Are you talking about the maemo-pc-connectivity package? That’s the one that provides PAN support.

  7. mingkee | 2nd January 2010 at 10:07 | Permalink

    phil, thanks for your reply
    now I am trying to make a connection to N900 to access GPRS.
    I already made DUN working, but as I stated, I need to input extra dialup string to make it work, if there’s a setting in the phone that can just dial *99# and getting connected.
    About PAN, may you please make a walkthrough how to connect to GPRS through BT PAN. I tried yesterday, but end up got an invalid IP.

  8. Philip Langdale | 2nd January 2010 at 10:33 | Permalink


    You always need the extra at+cgdcont init command. That’s normal. See this page:

    and you can read about maemo-pc-connectivity in detail on it’s webpage:

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