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#192 3-May-2003 14:08
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Hi, I own a MSI 6590 BlueTooth ready motherboard.
I've read some specs about it, and I just get more and more confused about Bluetooth on this MB.
I believe my motherboard has something like a bluetooth built-in functionality. If I'm not right, please correct me!

I installed the software that came in the CD with the motherboard, now I have a BlueTooth icon in my system tray (win xp pro). When I double click it, a Windows Explorer opens with "My Bluetooth Places", if I enter to "Entire Bluetooth Neighborhood" it appears a "Searching for devices" icon. Then a "no local device has been found" window appears. Under Device Manager, no BlueTooth icon appears under Universal Serial Bus Controllers. Even though, I can start services like "Network Access", etc (start on win xp, have not used them yet!).

A friend of mine came with a Sony Ericsson T68i and I tried to paired it with my PC, but it was impossible to me to accomplish such a thing. I don't understand what's wrong, any idea?

Thanks for your time!!

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  #264 3-May-2003 14:52
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Interesting. If you have the Bluetooth icon in the system tray, and if it's not crossed with a red X (you didn't saya anything about this), then I believe it's working fine.

Pairing with Sony Ericsson mobiles are tricky. Make sure the mobile is in "Discoverable" mode. It only stays in this mode for 3 minutes at a time.

Make sure you enter a default PIN in your Bluetooth configuration (desktop) and make sure it's configured to "all devices can connect".

Then try doing the pairing from the mobile. Go to Bluetooth, Paired devices and Add, Phone Initiates.




 

 

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  #265 4-May-2003 03:20
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KT4 Ultra(MS-6590) don't have BT but it have an extra pinheader for Bluetooth connect connection that you can buy.

 
 
 
 


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  #266 4-May-2003 05:07
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Hi, thanks for your replies.

I don´t have a red cross on the bluetooth icon in my system tray, even though Zoltan´s reply explains the reason why it´s not working! I tried with the T68i all the procedures that "freitasm" suggested, it didn´t work though.

What I really don´t understand is the following:
- knowing that a USB Bluetooth Transceiver is not that expensive, what advantage is to own a MSI-6590 with Bluetooth Ready? I mean, I know it has the pinheader for the extra MSI part that has the Antenna.... but it has a similar (or more expensive) price than a USB Transceiver.

It seems to me that by this strategy, MSI fools their clients... MOBO should say explicitely "this motherboard doesn´t have bluetooth funcionality built-in", doesn´t it?

Thanks!

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#271 4-May-2003 09:04
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I'd think it's a good reason to return it and just get a cheaper one, and with the difference buy a USB Bluetooth




 

 

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#273 4-May-2003 15:06
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I'm happy with the mobo speed... I'm not returning it, thanks for the suggestion :P

I was just thinking:

It is supposed you'd get about 100m range with the MSI antenna, while 10 m on regular USB adapters on free space. Is it a good choice to buy the antenna? any user who owns o know about it? Thanks!

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  #275 4-May-2003 16:30
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Mind you the distances are not additive. If you have an antenna for 100m but another device's range is only 10m, this will be your limit.




 

 

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#277 5-May-2003 09:48
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Thanks for mentioning that...
Even though, the MSI Antenna seems to be a good option.. it costs $45 and it's a good brand.
Any bad news for me about it?

Thanks for your help.

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