Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




10 posts

Wannabe Geek


# 21146 17-Apr-2008 06:57
Send private message

Hi,
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

Create new topic


10 posts

Wannabe Geek


# 130128 12-May-2008 04:22
Send private message

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.

BDFL - Memuneh
64664 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

# 130138 12-May-2008 08:55
Send private message

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.




Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards results
Posted 18-Oct-2019 10:18


Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36


MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28


Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15


D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36


2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17


Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46


Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.