This allows you to use your Maemo device to use Bluetooth PAN to connect via another device to another network such as the Internet.
The Connection manager is used for this purpose, exactly the same way as you connect to a WLAN network or to a cell phone dial-up connection (Bluetooth DUN). Most Windows Smartphones use this method of connection when used as a modem via Bluetooth.
If you have Nokia N900 you may instead use it as PAN server to allow an other device such as a Nokia N8x0 to utilize Bluetooth PAN.
Install maemo-pan through the Application manager. You may need to restart your tablet after installation in order to force a dependency on maemo-pan (libicd-network-dummy package) being loaded.
Tap on the Connectivity icon in your status bar and either "Select a connection" or "Change connection" to see a list of available network access points. You should see one called "Dummy Network" (this name will likely change in future versions of maemo-pan, see bug #3306 for details).
To connect to the Internet through this connection you must make sure the "Internet Connection Sharing" application is running on your phone and has a connection. Select the "Dummy Network" from the tablet network list and enjoy anywhere Internet!
 Using PAN on older releases
It is possible to use PAN to share Internet connections via PAN between two Nokia devices. However, on older devices it is recommended to use Bluetooth DUN (dial-up networking), since this is the normal method which smartphones use to share Internet access over Bluetooth.
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