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4.2. Networking

4.2.1. NetworkManager Bluetooth DUN

Many older phones support mobile broadband sharing to computers through Bluetooth Dial-Up Networking (DUN). When the phone is paired with a computer, the computer may request that the phone provide a virtual serial port, and then the computer treats that virtual serial port as a normal mobile broadband connection card, sending AT commands and starting PPP.
Enhanced functionality in the gnome-bluetooth plugin allows users to set up their network connection with a few clicks, after which the phone and the network connection are available from the nm-applet menu.
The Fedora user now will only have one tool to use instead of having to use a 3rd-party tool that doesn't fully function with Fedora.

4.2.2. NetworkManager Command Line

NetworkManager Command Line allows a user to control the NetworkManager without using a GUI.
NetworkManager Command Line has created tools that will allow a user to control the NetworkManager from a terminal, headless machine, or the initscripts with a proper CLI client. The purpose of this program is to have very lightweight tool. Therefore, tools written in C are preferred over tools written in Python.
NetworkManager Command Line tools will benefit the Fedora user by making the NetworkManager more suitable to the server enviroment and consolidating network configuration.

4.2.3. NetworkManager Mobile Status

The NetworkManager applet shows the current signal strength, cellular technology (GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA or 1x/EVDO etc), and roaming status while connected for cards where this functionality is supported.
The benefits to Fedora users are Mobile Status makes it easier to use mobile broadband. Users will be able to know when their device has a signal and if they are roaming or not. This could potentially save the user money.

4.2.4. NFS