Set up airtel gprs in archlinux via bluetooth
I had an urge to write this post since setting up a dial-up connection took me quite an effort. First of all you should have bluez and wvdial installed.
sudo pacman -S bluez sudo pacman -S wvdial
First scan for bluetooth-enabled devices by
If there are any devices, its address and name would be displayed. Copy the required address. Now, create rfcomm device to connect to your phone via bluetooth.
sudo mknod --mode=666 /dev/rfcomm0 c 216 0
In the file /etc/conf.d/bluetooth, set RFCOMM_ENABLE true. In another terminal run bluez-simple-agent and now to check the connection, type
rfcomm connect 0 address channel
You already have the address, the active channel is obtained from the command
sdptool search dun | grep Channel
When you run the command, you will be prompted for a pin in your mobile and that has to be entered in the terminal which is running bluez-simple-agent. You should have successfully connected right now. Now press ^C to exit the connection. For setting up the internet connection you have to edit /etc/wvdial.conf or create one. For guys using a different ISP, get your APN by googling(just change airtelgprs.in by your ISP’s APN).
[Dialer Defaults] Modem = /dev/rfcomm0 Init3 = AT+cgdcont=1,"IP","airtelgprs.com" Phone = *99# Username = user Password = pass New PPD = yes ISDN = no BAUD = 115200 Stupid Mode = yes Carrier Check = no
The Username and Password, in the case of airtel are just for namesake. You can fill them up with bogus data. With that done restart the bluetooth daemon.
sudo rc.d restart bluetooth
Starting wvdial as root would connect you to the internet.