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#1404 19-Apr-2004 22:03
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I got a nice Leadtek bluetooth wireless GPS which is working great with my iPAQ h5450. I connect to the leadtek via bluetooth and it offers service (bluetooth serial port) which provides serial GPS coordinates. Everything works fine. But...

How do I set this up with my laptop? It has xtndconnect blue manager and it can see the Leadtek GPS but how do I configure it so that it provides information to my COM-port in laptop so that my Genimap software can read the info?

I understood that I need to somehow configure for example my com port x (bluetooth serial) to connect into this device so that they make a "bridge" and then connect my genimap software to this port. But the blue manager software doesn't show me the service or doesn't let me "bind" to it..

Can someone help?

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BDFL - Memuneh
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#4912 19-Apr-2004 22:25
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I'm not familiar with this software, I've only used it a few times. I remember that you'll see a list of icons corresponding to your Bluetooth devices, pretty much like My Bluetooth Places for Widcomm software:

What happens if you double-click the icon corresponding to the GPS? Does it open and show the services offered by your GPS? If yes, can you double-click the service icon? It should connect when doing this.



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#4990 22-Apr-2004 18:34
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Yes, it displays the services and shows a Serial Port service as should. But the problem is that I can't connect to this witn blue manager :/

Only options available via right click are basically (excluding large icons, details etc...) Find Device or Refresh. None of which are related to this specific service :(

Doubleclicking doesn't do anything.

I opened the com port settings from blue manager and noticed that I can set a default defice to a specific com port. I entered the hex-name of my Leadtek GPS to COM8 but it didn't do any good :(

I also tried installing belkin blue manager but it didn't work with my bt dongle :(

This is getting frustrated. I also noticed that if I try to use com port 9 for example, which is the fax port, then when I hit GPS from Genimap, it actually pops up a window asking for into which device I want to connect! So would it be possible to change the com port from 8 to 9 and try it from there?

I tried to add a new com port but that didn't help either

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