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Step 4: Test Your Connection

Now you’re ready to see whether it really works. Got your fingers crossed? Choose Connect Bluetooth from the Modem menu (see Figure 9).

Figure 9

Figure 9 Choose Connect Bluetooth from the Modem menu.

If the menu isn’t showing (I suggested adding it, if you recall, in the preceding section), do this:

  1. Choose Apple > System Preferences, click Show All (if necessary), and click the Network icon.
  2. Select Bluetooth in the list of connection types in the Network preferences pane (see Figure 10), and then click Connect.

Using the modem menu is a lot easier, don’t you think?

Figure 10

Figure 10 If you didn’t enable the Modem menu, you’ll have to connect from within the Network preferences pane.

While you’re connected, you should see connection status information in the menu bar near the Modem menu (if it’s showing) or in the Network preferences pane. When the connection has been established, the status area will indicate the amount of time you have been connected (see Figures 11 and 12).

Figure 11

Figure 11 A timer appears in the menu bar beside the Modem icon while you’re connected.

Figure 12

Figure 12 You can see your connection status in the Bluetooth screen of the Network preferences pane.

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