Most guides on setting up a Bluetooth access point use a program named "pand" to do so. Seemingly, this program was dropped in bluez5. How can PAN be set up without it?

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Bluez5 requires Kernel 3.5+

For Debian, the following package manifest is required:

  • libusb-dev
  • libdbus-1-dev
  • libglib2.0-dev
  • automake
  • libudev-dev
  • libical-dev
  • libreadline-dev

Run the hciconfig to list Bluez IFACES

$> hciconfig
hci0:     Type: $TYPE  Bus: $BUS
          BD Address: $BD_HMAC_ADDR  ACL MTU: $MTU

Bring your Bluez IFACE up

$>hciconfig hci0 up

Enable Advertising

$>hciconfig hci0 leadv 0

Bluez IFACE should now be advertising.

$>hcitool lescan

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