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# 13026 18-Apr-2007 22:39
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First off, I'm running Vista Home Premium. I have a random Blueant Bluetooth dongle. I also have an HTC Harrier (1.35 Firmware).

Now, you know what I'm using, I'd like to get the internet to work via my Bluetooth. I've tried numerous things so far, including your guides (which I might add, are brilliant).

Vista installed its own drivers for the Dongle - this could be my first problem, however, the official drivers for this Blueant will not work on Vista. What are my options here? Can I use other bluetooth drivers? From what I understand, the ones that Windows installs will not allow me to use the service I am after (or so that was the case with XP, I assume they didn't change much with Vista).

I have enabled ICS for my Network adapter - all rearing to go. I can pair with my Harrier perfectly - cool.

So my question is, what options do I have if there are no drivers available for my Dongle?

Cheers,
Aaron

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# 67651 19-Apr-2007 06:59
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Welcome to Geezone... Your only option is to establish ActiveSync over Bluetooth... All Pocket PCs automatically have Internet access through the PC when connected via ActiveSync.







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  # 67678 19-Apr-2007 09:42
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Thanks for the reply! I kept probing for answers last night and found out that using active sync was the other method. However, I run into another problem there. Windows Vista now uses its own Windows Mobile Centre to manage Pocket PCs etc. This replaces ActiveSync. When I try to connect the pocket pc up via ActiveSync, it tells me the connection is unsucessful because the service is not available.

Any ideas?

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