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Howto setup Bluetooth with Belkin F8T001 ver 2, Siemens S55 and Linux / bluez
On this page you will a find a short guide on how to set up this bluetooth adaptor under Linux and how to connect your Siemens S55 mobile phone.
All comments, suggestions etc. are welcome. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In respects where information on this page is outdated (eg everything regarding the pairing process between phone and computer) please refer to the page on the Nokia 6125.
Some months ago I bought a Siemens S55 mobile phone. I wanted to be able to connect it to my laptop in case I was somewhere on the road and had to get internet-access.
Setting up the Bluetooth USB Dongle
I assume you have the USB-subsystem up and running.
Step 1: Kernel-Config
It should work with a vanilla-kernel at least since kernel 2.4.21, I am using 2.4.22 and 2.4.24.
Compile (recommended: as a module)
The necessary Parameters in the kernel-
Step 2: Install Necessary Software
Install the following software packages:
for debian users:
install the necessary packages:
for non-debian users:
Step 3: Configure USB-Subsystem
Good news if you are using
If you are using
Step 4: Bluetooth Setup
Plug in the Bluetooth-USB Adaptor.
check if the interface
Step 5: Connect S55
Start Bluetooth on your S55
In the same submenu set 'visible to others' to 'always visible'.
Scan for the phone to get the hardware address. You could also get it from the
bluetooth-submenu on the phone, but this is also a first test of the connection
between computer and mobile.
You can ping the phone to test the connection:
Add the following lines to your
In order to use the phone as a regular modem you need to bind
When connecting the two devices for the first time you might be asked to enter a
PIN-Code on the phone. Enter some numbers and press 'Okay'
When and if asking for the PIN-Code
When using one BT-Dongle on several computers don't forget to delete the known-device-name of one computer when connecting to another, else the mobile phone won't connect.
Now you can use the mobile phone like a regular modem via
Before closing the connection by switching off bluetooth on the mobile phone it
might be advisable to run
Some interesting links:
Bluetooth Hardware Survey and links to other Howtos
Written 2004-05-12 - last update 2005-06-21
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