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Topic # 9566 27-Sep-2006 15:52
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Hi Guys,

ive got a Harrier (no wifi obviously)   ... what i was wanting to do is

control my PC's winamp via my harrier

now one option would be to purchase a wifi access point for my PC, and a wifi sdcard for the Harrier - an $$ option

so i thought - can i just buy a bluetooth adaptor for my PC, and do it this way ??

has anyone had any experience with doing this ? is it possible etc ..

what is bluetooths range ? i see some adaptors offer '100metres' but im guessing its more a range of 10m ?

thanks :)

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  Reply # 46967 27-Sep-2006 16:28
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your harrier should operate fine to 10m, then experience serious degraded signal over the next 2 -3 meters till it dies altogether.

Depending on the environment.

Investigate VNC to remotely control your desktop.

You probably wont get a 'clean' solution for free, but you will get a usable one.




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  Reply # 46977 27-Sep-2006 17:06
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is there any way to boost the 10m range ?

ideally id like a 30m coverage somehow - im guessing ill have to go wifi for this ? :(

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Reply # 46985 27-Sep-2006 17:55
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You can't extend the Bluetooth range, this is part of the standard. Bluetooth is a PAN (Personal Area Network). It's used to connect devices on a personal level, i.e. very close range.







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Reply # 46999 28-Sep-2006 00:34
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i guess wifi is my only option then ? - if so, whats the best sd wifi card to be using ? :)



thanks very much for your input guys

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Reply # 47003 28-Sep-2006 08:05
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socket brand is known to work with harrier...

trouble is, they all stick out, and represent a breakage risk, and if you bump it in, the spring-load feature will send it flying across the room like a champagne cork (well, it will at least push it up so its no longer connected...)




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