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BDFL - Memuneh
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# 2578 31-Dec-2003 13:23
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I agree the MS Bluetooth mouse and keyboard looks good - and they're nice to use too. You can wait until Service Pack 2 comes out, that's when Microsoft will release other profiles. Or Check for updates for your Eagletec (you'll need widcomm drivers 1.4 and up for HID).

There's a way to use drivers from other manufacturers with your MS adapter, but we don't have this listed here because of copyright issues.

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  # 2580 31-Dec-2003 14:14
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Ok...well...since I'm not patient enough to wait for MS to fix the problem...I think I'm just going to go buy another BT dongle that will work with my MS BT desktop, T616 and Tungsten T3. Does anyone one know of a dongle that will suffice? Belkin? Tdk? D-link?


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# 2581 31-Dec-2003 14:56
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You can't go wrong with TDK or Belkin. I know that Belkin has released BTW 1.4 for its hardware. I don't think TDK has released 1.4 for its adapters yet (check their website to keep me honest).

If you need a quick solution, Belkin is probably your best option (IMHO).

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# 2582 31-Dec-2003 15:20
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Thanks Chrismax!
My Belkin F8T001 Bluetooth USB Adaptor v.2 should arrive in a couple of days. I'll post again after I've taken another shot at getting this all up and running.


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# 2737 14-Jan-2004 04:28

Thanks to the info in this thread, I got my Bluetooth IntelliMouse working with the builtin Bluetooth card in my Dell Inspiron 8500.

The key was understaning that the Bluetooth drivers have to provide HID profiles. It turns out Dell uses the famous Widcomm driver, so I looked on Dell's support site, and sure 'nuf, there was an update for the Bluetooth software that was supposed to support HID. Installed that, and all was well.

One thing that surprises me is Henryk Plötz' comment that he has both Microsoft's Bluetooth transceiver as well as the integrated Bluetooth on his IBM Thinkpad working simultaneously. The README on the installation CD for the Bluetooth Intellimouse states:
"Windows XP only supports the use of a single connected Bluetooth transceiver. Having multiple Bluetooth transceivers connected may result in the Bluetooth devices not working properly."

My own experience confirms this. In my case, "not working properly" meant that the Microsoft transceiver remained deaf, dumb and blind, fancy flashing blue lights notwithstanding.

One last detail that has nothing to do with Bluetooth but is still bugging me: I can't get the Intellipoint software to remap my mouse's buttons. No matter what I do, the buttons always perform the default actions. Anyone have any ideas on that one? I'm using Intellipoint 5.0 with the "Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer" selection, since there is no "Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer for Bluetooth" setting. This is supposed to be the latest version of IntelliPoint.

Thanks again for all your useful comments,
-- Philip

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