I've just bought a CSR Bluetooth dongle that came bundled with Widcomm 18.104.22.168
When I installed the software the following occurred:
1. I can connect my laptop via Bluetooth to my mobile (Nokia 6310i) - CSD and GPRS connections can be established. When I try an use Internet Explorer over the connection I just get DNS failure screen, if I try and use Outlook Express over the connection the Bluetooth connection disconnects.
2. All my other connections behave the same way. If I try and connect to my mobile with my existing serial cable the same scenario plays out - connection but no data flow.
3. My Ethernet port (set for DHCP over a Broadband connection) also fails. Instead of obtaining an IP Address via DHCP as usual, it assigns itself a windows 169.x.x.x address instead. Ipconfig will not let me release or renew this address, the response is that I'm trying to modify something (my Ethernet adapter) that is not a socket.
4. At the end of the Widcomm software installation I got a warning message that my WinSock settings had been changed, this looks to be the cause of the problem. What was changed, why and how can I fix it?
All I want to do is connect my laptop to my phone via Bluetooth - any advice on how this can be achieved?