Thanks to Philip Langdale, we can now tether our Nokia N900 with other devices over bluetooth. He has released the Bluetooth Dial-Up-Networking (DUN) package that many people have been waiting for. Since I use a Mac, I’ll share my guide on using the Nokia N900′s internet connection with Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
Open Network Preferences on the Mac and click on the ‘plus’ sign to add a service. Select Bluetooth DUN as the interface, name it whatever you like and click the create button.
Select the service you just added and click Advanced..
Under the Modem tab, select Nokia as vendor, and GPRS as the Model. Type in your provider’s access point network and hit OK then Apply. I use T-mobile in the USA so my APN is internet2.voicestream.com. The Nokia N900 does not show your APN so you might have to call your provider or insert the SIM card into another phone that tells you the APN (S60 phones show it in connection settings).
Make sure Bluetooth is ON with the Nokia N900 first. Click on “Set up Bluetooth Device” and follow the directions to pair the Mac with the Nokia N900.
Mac will ask you to confirm if the number displayed is also showing up on the Nokia N900. Click Pair on the Nokia N900 and Continue on the Mac.
If the pairing is successful, you will see this screen. I didn’t have to fill out username or password. Just click Continue.
That’s it! To use the internet connection from your Nokia N900 on the Mac, just click on the phone icon on the top right corner and then Connect.
I hope this guide helps you out. Let me know if you have any questions setting it up.