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Topic # 10081 3-Nov-2006 17:06
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HI

Can anyone talk me though setting up my nokia blue tooth head set with skype.
I am using XP pro with SP2 on a sony Vaio T.

I have been able to pair etc but Skype dosnt see it in sound devices.

I have had a good play around but still cant see it on the skype any help would be great.

Thanks

Rob

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Reply # 50956 3-Nov-2006 17:13
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First you should be using a Bluetooth stack that supports the headset profile. The built-in Windows XP Pro SP2 Bluetooth software does not, but I suppose you are running Sony's own software - in which case I am not sure.

The best way to find out is to open My Bluetooth Places (or similar) and right-click the icon corresponding to this headset, after pairing. You will be able to see what services are offered by the headset - and if Headset is listed then try connecting to it.

Note that from this moment all sound will be redirected to and from your headset, until you disconnect or the computer is rebooted. Also note that programs will keep using the sound device available when they first started, so you have to start Skype after you connect the headset.

And no, there isn't a way to automatically connect the headset, you have to do it manually every time.







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  Reply # 50959 3-Nov-2006 17:18
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HI

I got that far, there are no services list, so i guess i am using the windows stack. I guess i need to use another one. Because i take it that XP dosnt support the head set profile?

Any ideas were i might get one? I have had a search but cant seam to find one that may suit.,


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Reply # 50960 3-Nov-2006 17:21
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You better check if you are really using the Windows stack. This will be the case if you are not using Sony's own Bluetooth hardware.

Sony's software may support the headset profile, check on Device Manager what drivers are being used. If not then I am afraid you are stuck with that. There are ways of using a third party software but that requires changing some files and we do not have the instructions here - Google is your friend.







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  Reply # 50963 3-Nov-2006 17:49
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thanks

Its the Windows stack for sure, I will have a look around and see what i can find.

i have work out i need another stack, i will try and find the widcomm one.
seems to be hard to download. I am sure i will find it some were.

thanks


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