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Topic # 1422 21-Apr-2004 23:14 Send private message

Well, I downloaded SP2 today and it installed seamlessly on my desktop. I'm using a Palm Tungsten T3.

SP2 installed native BT support and it is very tidy. The BT setup took me through pairing the T3 and setting up a COM port for hotsync. A quick change to HotSync manager and I could do a BT hotsnc to XP no probs.

However, I can't for the life of me, figure out how to get my internet connection shared again. Previously, I turned on ICS per the tutorials on here and it worked a treat. Now with SP2, the BT NIC has been put into a Personal Area Network away from the LAN adapter (I have another PC which is my router/firewall etc). It is also showing as Disconnected.

When I was using the BT stack that came with the dongle (CSR chipset) I could select Network Access as an option for the BT adapter. This doesn't seem to be possible with XP now. :-(



So I'd be ineterested to hear from anyone else who has SP2 and BT going.

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Reply # 4977 21-Apr-2004 23:41 Send private message

I haven't installed SP2 yet, might dowload this weekend to test then.

If you see "Cable disconnected" perhaps it's implementing PAN instead of LAP. If this is the case you'll be out of luck. Palm OS seems to support LAP only on its Bluetooth implementation.

Unless you can find a way to tell the OS to use LAP, which with Widcomm was just a change in the configuration to "Allow Internet Access" instead of "Allow Private Network".






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  Reply # 4981 22-Apr-2004 09:24 Send private message

yes, I suspect you are right. Although if you look at the Palm web site, the Tungsten T3 is classified as being a PAN device. Now whether this actually literally means PAN or just Palm's idea of a "PAN" is anyone's guess.


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  Reply # 4991 22-Apr-2004 18:40 Send private message

I have installed the XP SP2 and it comes with the native BT software. However, now I can't use my Widcomm USB Adapter BTW1.4.2.10 sp4 software. I can pair my Jabra BT200 with my notebook but I can't seem to use it to listen to mp3 that I used to be. I tried on the Sound and Audio Devices under the Control Panel to look for the playback using Bluetooth devices but it does not show the Bluetooth only the default hardware.
Can anyone help on how to disable the native XP SP2 driver? I have tried to uninstall the native driver from the Device Manager but my Widcomm driver can't take over. Please advise....

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Reply # 4992 22-Apr-2004 18:56 Send private message

Hey yl, do you mind opening another thread about this problem, please? This way we keep the Palm problem here and the sound problem on the other one.

Cheers!






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  Reply # 4995 22-Apr-2004 21:15 Send private message

I found this today:

"SP2 corrupts the WIDCOMM software. So if you're still using the WIDCOMM software after upgrading to SP2, you won't be able to create any new bonds. Your existing bonded devices will still work though. Also, uninstalling
SP2 doesn't actually remove all the Bluetooth stuff, so it will still be looking for the MS drivers for your Bluetooth device even though the Bluetooth software was uninstalled."

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Reply # 4996 22-Apr-2004 21:19 Send private message

Pretty harsh, uh? But the SP2 currently available is not a final release yet, it's a Release Candidate. So people installing it should be aware that the software still have issues or features not finalised yet.




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  Reply # 5003 23-Apr-2004 15:19 Send private message

Litespeed,
Thanks for the advise...

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Reply # 5010 24-Apr-2004 00:32 Send private message

I started my Service Pack 2 lovin' this monday, and got my iPAQ and a D-Link Bluetooth Dongle the same day. I have been hanging around on google all day to find clues to my issues, and been calling d-link on autodial-up as well.

This defenitly seems to be a clue to why I dont get anywhere.

The final issue, really, is that windows xp no longer accept 'calls'... That is, Windows never gives me the following message:
[IMG]http://www.geekzone.co.nz/images/articles/ToshibaBT/PIN.jpg[/IMG]
when I try to pair the device.

Before SP2, it worked.


Anyway, I am here to see news about this issue. It seems to be essential that a solution is found, since Service Pack 2 is GREAT and I actually prefer SP2 before a working bluetooth connection.



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  Reply # 5016 24-Apr-2004 10:08 Send private message

Yeah I agree that SP2 is pretty cool, and seems to make my PC a bit snappier, but the Bluetooth support seems to eb lacking if you don't have a PocketPC device.



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Reply # 7114 9-Jul-2004 11:16 Send private message

Well, I installed XP SP2 RC2 last night after diliigently backing up my system in case it all went pear-shaped. Well, after about 30 minutes of installing, my fresh RC2 system rebooted and whaddya know, Bluetooth worked exactly as it had on SP1!

And this isn't using the native BT support in SP2, but the Widcomm stack that came with my BT dongle. In fact, I actually had to check the version of the system, to verify that it had actually upgraded - it was that seamless.

So, if you're hesitant to get some SP2 lovin', I can confirm that it worked perfectly for me.

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  Reply # 7115 9-Jul-2004 11:18 Send private message

Yep, it works with previously installed drivers. But you may find problems if you don't have any drivers in your system. In this case always install the drivers firsrt, then insert the dongle. Otherwise the XP SP2 Bluetooth stack will kick in and you won't be able to revert later (not without some tweaking).




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  Reply # 7162 13-Jul-2004 09:02 Send private message

One suggestion on getting WIDCOMM drivers working with SP2 - Jon's Guide. Effectively you force use of the WIDCOMM driver for the Bluetooth device.

I couldn't discover the PC from the Palm, but that could be Palm's fault. Works the other way around and the pair is created with no issues.

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  Reply # 7258 19-Jul-2004 20:36 Send private message

I have SP2 installed but i can't seem to get my Smartphone2 talking to ActiveSync via Bluetooth??? i had Widcomm driver uninstalled.




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Reply # 7259 19-Jul-2004 20:37 Send private message

If you already have a Bluetooth device, SP2 would not add anything. Just keep using the Widcomm software - which by the way offers much more than SP2.




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  Reply # 7260 19-Jul-2004 20:55 Send private message

hmmm. back to widcomm again then... but it isn't the latest widcomm though.. :-( (1.4.1.6)

oh well i thought i can get by without having to use widcomm BT driver.


Cheers, mauricio, i'll try that.




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