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I want to connect my samsung montage sph-390 to the internet using the internet connection from my mac powerpc g4 (non-intel) running os x 10.5.8. both the cell phone and the mac are bluetooth enabled and paired and able to connect to each other, but only for file and contact transfer so far. i was wondering if i can use either the internet sharing or bluetooth sharing or some other method? the services available on the cell phone, according to the bluetooth preferences on the mac are: A2DP Source; File Browsing; OPP Service; Phonebook Access PSE; Remote Control; Service Discovery; Voice Gateway.

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  • Gene Linard
    Gene Linard Apr 22, 2014

    unfortunately my phone, while bluetooth enabled, is not a smartphone so i can't download apps or anything like that. i was hoping maybe there was a way to use the bluetooth protocol to link the two, then use the "internet sharing" feature on the powerbook to access the internet somehow!?

  •  Mike M
    Mike M Apr 22, 2014

    Go to the Apple Support forums. Also read up on tethering.

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I am covering for my sister at work right now and im using my 15 inch powerbook g4...i am rooted and try wifi tether here and there but its too slow so since i knew i was goona be working i tried pdanet last night and it worked and thats what im using right now to get online..i just installed pdanet on my phone then clicked bluetooth DUN and then on my powerbook went to bluetooth and clicked set up bluetooth device and let it run through the setup it found the droidx right away...then i had to pair it with a pin....now each time i wanna connect it i just start pdanet bluetooth DUN and then click the bluetooth in my status bar and mouse over where it says droid x and click connect to network....then the "droidx" turns bold and im connected

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First, is your Airport Card (wireless networking card) installed? Go to System Preferences, then Network, and see if the Airport Card is enabled. If not, make it so and re-try.

If it shows Enabled (green dot when connected), you should be able to pick-up signals.

I'd also click on the Configure button (when Airport is selected) and check the TCP/IP button - the Configure IPv4 menu should have DHCP selected.

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Depending on what model clamshell you have will determine a few things. One thing to take into considertion is does it have an airport card in it already? I know it does not have USB 2.0 so a dingle is going to be super slow. 
The original apple airport cards that went into most of the computers before like 94 or so are the same and will work in your machine too.
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if you want to transfer files from Mac to Mac, you will need a firewire cable. You can not do it with a USB cable.

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If your hard drive is full, then it can cause this problem. To empty the hard drive, deleting the files that you don't want anymore, you will have to use another Mac, and plug a firewire cable between the two.
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