This article will give you an idea on how to use Bluetooth pretty well:

Good luck!
On 12/18/06, John Kemp <> wrote:
    All Bluetooth networks require a device to do the routing,
referred to by various names depending where you look but usually
either the Master or GN. This isn't something you can change.

Of course, if you meant "can the gumstix provide routing functionality
without having to use a different device", then yes they can,
somewhere on the Wiki is a simply configuration change you can make to
promote one to GN.

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: "Gordon Dobie" <>
> To: < >
> Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 12:39:49 -0000
> Subject: [Gumstix-users] BT vs Wifi for Swarm
> Hi,
> Ideally, I would like an ad-hoc network with no main controller; is this
> possible to use the Gumstix Bluetooth modules to make a network without a
> Bluetooth router?
> Thanks,
> Gordon

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