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WRT54G and Bluetooth

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by vk3xem, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. vk3xem

    vk3xem LI Guru Member

    I am interested in having Bluetooth connectivity on my WRT54G to allow my Nokia N70 Internet access.

    With the Dual Serial port mod, a Serial to USB converter and USB Bluetooth dongle could be connected to the router. Of course the Bluetooth dongle would have to be physically separated from the router to minimise any interference.

    The question is could a Bluetooth stack be loaded into Linux and work?
     
  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Bluetooth stack on Linux in general is no problem. Google for "Bluez". To get it onto a WRT54GL though, you'll probably have to look at OpenWRT and ipkg.
     
  3. vk3xem

    vk3xem LI Guru Member

    Great stuff, looks like it is project time! :)
     
  4. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Network Guru Member

    umm...I see where you're going with the serial to USB converter, but You'll probably need +5vdc or the like in the USB connector to provide power to the bluetooth dongle. Otherwise, this sounds like an uber-project...I'd love to get my cingular razr v3xx set up on the WRT so it could use the phone as a net connection. 3G Data service....mmmmm good
     
  5. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    I like the idea of adding the razr to the WRT54G, but wouldnt it be easier and cheaper to buy a box with USB alread on it such as a wl500g or nslu2, or perhaps if you have $ a soekris box? Seems like all this adapting would be error prone, and eat alot of CPU cycles.

    If your phone has a serial connection by default, I think that would be a better mod. I saw someone do it with a nokia cell and a serial to phone adapter.
     

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