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Updated firmware for Belkin Bluetooth Access Point
Posted on 8-Apr-2004 08:45. | Tags Filed under: News.


Updated firmware for Belkin Bluetooth Access Point
Users of Belkin F8T030 (read our review) that want to access networks using the PAN profile can now update their hardware with a new firmware.

Roving Networks is the company behind the design of this product, and they've made available a PAN profile for this Access Point. The F8T030 Version 2.0 Build 3 31 March 2004 will implement this functionality.

Updates can be done over the web, and instructions are in the Release Notes file in .pdf format.

It is important to note that the profile is not enabled by default, so after upgrading, you need to enable PAN. The new service is implemented as a packet bridge; the Access Point does not route, nor does it give out IP addresses as it does with LAP (LAN Access Profile), so the user needs to have the resources on the network to handle this, such as a DHCP server and/or a NAT (Network Address Translation) router.

Also, because the AP is now bridging and not routing, the IP address of 1.2.3.4 will NOT work. To access the APs web manager pages, you will need to use the actual IP address of the AP. You can find this from your DHCP server, or by browsing the Bluetooth name, as the IP address is added to the name once an address is given out by a DHCP server.

There are a couple of remarks, and it's worth reading the release document before applying this new firmware.



More information: http://www.rovingnetworks.com/support.html...
Download: http://www.rovingnetworks.com/documents/relea...
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