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Topic # 21487 28-Apr-2008 18:10
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I have a desktop running win XP, with a fairly standard bluetooth dongle with BlueSoleil. I have a new laptop with Vista, with inbuilt bluetooth. How the heck can I get them to talk to each other - coherently, anyway. I've tried file transfer, PAN, LAN, object push, all of it, the devices are paired, but it tells me connection failed, and i can't browse either device from the other. help!

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  Reply # 126860 28-Apr-2008 18:22
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Windows XP supports only PAN (client), OBEX File Transfer and DUN (client). What are you trying to accomplish?

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  Reply # 126862 28-Apr-2008 18:38
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I simply want to get files from the XP desktop to the Vista laptop. Shouldn't I be able to browse the other computers shared folders?


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  Reply # 126888 28-Apr-2008 20:41
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LAN connections are usually the best way to achieve this.

Do both computers have a network card installed?
Do both computers access the internet through a router?

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  Reply # 126894 28-Apr-2008 21:17
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LAN is all good and well, until it involves running wires through a ceiling cavity in 40 degree heat. I have a wireless router, which is what Im trying to conect to, and i have the wap key, and im getting a strong signal on the  laptop.

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  Reply # 126895 28-Apr-2008 21:20
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scrap that last post, i thought i was in a different topic for a moment. i have been trying to connect to my wireless internet through our router for a while, but im having a whole different set of problems there. bluetooth is sort of an interim measure until i can solve that one. if you have a solution to the network prob tho, im getting an error with the ping test, no response from default gateway or dhcp server. ive messed with default gateway, no help. i dont know how to mess with dhcp server.

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