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Old 1st August 2017, 10:54 AM
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Reverse Bluetooth Tethering with Fedora 25

I am looking for a solution for bluetooth reverse tethering with Fedora 25. The idea is to get internet connectivity on the Android phone by establishing a bluetooth connection with laptop/desktop(Fedora 25)'s and ultimately using it's internet connectivity.

I have explored Bluez 4.x (which contains PAN daemon for creating a network) and Bluez 5.x (which don't have PAN daemon anymore). Googling provides some hints but most of the links discuss sharing internet connection between two laptops rather than between android and Fedora 25. One such link is:

http://blog.fraggod.net/2015/03/28/b...-bluez-5x.html

Does anyone know how can I achieve the above in Fedora 25 with Bluez 5.x.

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Old 11th August 2017, 07:32 AM
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Re: Reverse Bluetooth Tethering with Fedora 25

I have had some progress regarding my issue, however, I am seeing the following message in /var/log/messages. Could someone throw some light on these messages. The messages are somewhat cryptic and don't tell much.

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Aug 11 09:21:46 fedbox avahi-daemon[922]: Registering new address record for fe80::5ef3:80ff:fe6e:1976 on bnep0.*.
Aug 11 09:21:47 fedbox ModemManager[967]: <info>  Couldn't check support for device at '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-6': not supported by any plugin
Aug 11 09:21:49 fedbox plasmashell: org.kde.plasma.pulseaudio: No object for name "alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo.monitor"
Aug 11 09:22:15 fedbox rtkit-daemon[924]: Successfully made thread 28195 of process 1644 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '500402' RT at priority 5.
Aug 11 09:22:15 fedbox plasmashell: org.kde.plasma.pulseaudio: No object for name "alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo.monitor"
Aug 11 09:22:16 fedbox NetworkManager[13187]: <info>  [1502432536.2410] policy: auto-activating connection 'Nexus 5 Network (nap)'
Aug 11 09:22:16 fedbox NetworkManager[13187]: <info>  [1502432536.2424] device (BC:..:99): Activation: starting connection 'Nexus 5 Network (nap)' (cc541fb3-9f1d-4121-b86e-f50022fb6203)
Aug 11 09:22:16 fedbox NetworkManager[13187]: <info>  [1502432536.2425] device (BC:..:99): state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none') [30 40 0]
Aug 11 09:22:16 fedbox NetworkManager[13187]: <info>  [1502432536.2428] device (BC..:99): state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none') [40 50 0]
Aug 11 09:22:16 fedbox kdeinit5: plasma-nm: Unhandled active connection state change:  1
Aug 11 09:22:16 fedbox bluetoothd[8124]: connect error: Connection refused (111)
Aug 11 09:22:16 fedbox NetworkManager[13187]: <warn>  [1502432536.2504] device (BC:..:99): Error connecting with bluez: GDBus.Error:org.bluez.Error.Failed: Input/output error
Aug 11 09:22:16 fedbox NetworkManager[13187]: <info>  [1502432536.2504] device (BC:..:99): state change: config -> failed (reason 'bluetooth-failed') [50 120 44]

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Old 14th August 2017, 01:01 PM
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Re: Reverse Bluetooth Tethering with Fedora 25

So you are trying to let Android to connect your Laptop's Internet through Bluetooth?

I don't think that's possible on current Android stacks, heck may even be less efficient compare to Wifi...
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