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#21146 17-Apr-2008 06:57
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I've been having problems transferring data ever since I bought my Bluesoleil Class 2 USB Dongle. I have a Nokia 6630 Smartphone.

First of all, I have XP SP2. The famous Bluetooth icon on the taskbar, or in the Control Panel, never actually appeared on my system. I have tried Tweak UI and, even though I turn it on again and again, the shortcut never appears. I also tried the command in the 'Run'(bthprops.cpl), but it was a flash in the pan, absolutely nothing happened. I didn't care about that first. The device cannot be recognised by Windows without the drivers(v 2.3).

I install the drivers, everything works fluently. I can transfer data from my phone very fast, without any quirks. But, there is a problem when I transfer data to my phone with the drivers(impossible otherwise). While the data does get sent and playback is full, the data does not get saved into a category, but instead as a form of MMS.

Example: If I send some music onto my phone, it will not get organised into the music subfolder, but it will instead be saved as a message in the inbox!

I downloaded Nokia PC Suite, the one that works with my phone, latest version, and then installed it and restarted the system. In the 'Connect a phone' window, my phone(already paired), gets connected with PC suite, but only for a matter of seconds. I tried loads of times, and its still doesn't work.

I also have read the Bluesoleil FAQ and have them execute at startup at the same time, but the drivers still dont get synchronised. Any other ideas?Undecided

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#130128 12-May-2008 04:22
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Sort of answered my own question there, after a lot of search.
I found this guide which helps a lot. This works with every dongle you like. If you have a Bluetooth Dongle that shipped with non-widcomm drivers, and have problems with other software, like me with PC Suite, or just find them hard to use, this is the guide for you. While my Dongle was not in the list, it worked perfectly and opened up a new world of possibilities.I think everyone with a non-widcomm dongle should try this, since now the device works much faster and does not bug all the time like before.

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#130138 12-May-2008 08:55
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Yes, I know my comment will not be of much value to some, but here it goes anyway.

Widcomm software is licensed to manufacturers and have specific IDs tagged to differente hardware. Those files linked from the page are actually drivers modified to work with any hardware.

The few things I see

- the software is not being legally distributed, because whoever is hosting those files did not receive authorisation from the developers (Widcomm) to make those available;

- the sofware has been modified. Those drivers are not open source and therefore are subject to copyright and licensing, which do not include the authorisation to modify the files;

- downloading software - even more drivers - from third parties is a sure recipe to get viruses, trojans and create instability on a system, since those were not fully tested and there are no assurances of the origins of those modifications.

In other words - unlicensed, pirated software. Use at your own risk.



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