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#1754 23-Jun-2004 01:42
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Hi all,

I recently purchased a 3com PC card for my laptop, so I could get bluetooth support. However, I'm having some difficulty getting a microsoft wireless mouse to work through it. A quick scan of this site has me worried - it looks like the 3com card might be garbage? Can anyone tell me if I should be returning this, or if there are some settings / drivers I can enable to get the card working well with these devices?

Thanks!

p.s. Everything works fine with the microsoft hub included with the mouse, but that obviously defeats the purpose of the pc card.

p.p.s. The 3com software "finds" the ms mouse, but can't seem to do anything with it beyond that.

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#6763 23-Jun-2004 05:02
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The 3COM software does not implement the HID profile needed for Bluetooth mouse and keyboard. I think 3COM stopped updating the software some time ago. Better return it, if you can.




 

 

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  #6776 23-Jun-2004 11:26
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Thanks for the reply. I was afraid of that answer.

Can you recommend a PCMCIA card which implements the HID profile (and more, if I get more bluetooth enabled devices)?

 
 
 
 


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#6778 23-Jun-2004 12:56
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TDK and Belkin should work fine. Bluetakes makes a CFII type card that you can use on PCMCIA with an adapter.




 

 

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  #11331 26-Dec-2004 13:12
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Well, I have the exact same problem! For Christmas I got the Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse and I have a 3com PCMCIA card and it sees it - but no go.

You are saying I have to get a different card. Sucks, but fine.

WHAT cards are laid out like the 3com? I want to be able to leave the card IN my laptop ALL the time and not have it stick out AT ALL??


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#11353 28-Dec-2004 11:25
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There are different models from Anycom CF, TDK PC card (PCMCIA) and Bluetake CF.

You'll need to buy a PC card adapter for the Bluetake model. The Anycom comes with the adapter, and the TDK is PC card format only.




 

 

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  #11359 28-Dec-2004 20:09
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All of those cards stick out of the side of the laptop. That is why I like the 3com SO MUCH - it is completely flush until I actually need it.

Do you know of any like that?

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#11360 28-Dec-2004 20:14
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Hmmm. Not really. The smallest one is the Bluetake. I've used it on my Dell (there's a picture in the review linked). It doesn't stick out that much. I'm actually using a local brand (Dick Smith) on my Tablet PC, and it is pretty much the same form factor. I leave it on my Tablet PC all the time.




 

 

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  #11365 29-Dec-2004 05:20
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=45003&item=5740012643&rd=1

Has anyone tried this brand?


I believe without the antenna (removable) it is completely flush with the laptop.

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#11367 29-Dec-2004 10:04
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By the looks of it it seems to have the same size as the Anycom one. The software does look like a Widcomm driver, seeing the list of profiles supported.




 

 

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  #11471 1-Jan-2005 12:04
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I opted for the Billionton PCMCIA card:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=44999&item=5741464726&rd=1

It seems to be closer to what I'm looking for.

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#11472 1-Jan-2005 12:05
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Looks good.. It really hides inside the PC Card slot!




 

 

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