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.




2 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 4290 28-Jun-2005 08:13
Send private message

hi

I initially installed widcomm bluetooth driver 1.3.2.7. I have ActionTec's dongle connected. I have windows xp with service pack 2 installed.

when I click on "find other cluetooth deviced" I get a dialog box saying "no devices found". But I do have a bluetooth enabled phone in the range.

So disabled the driver and tried to use MS's but

Nothing happens if I type "click Start, click Run, type bthprops.cpl, and then click OK"

Can someone pls lemme know where I can download the latest version of the driver . I tried ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/pc/pccbb...es/bthwxp1o.exe but when I try to install it it doesnt ask me if I want to install the driver with the dongle connected or without it being connected .

When I re start my system I get the red and ble BT icon in the systemtray that says "No BT device found"

Thanks
Ramya

Create new topic
BDFL - Memuneh
59399 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10606

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 16067 28-Jun-2005 10:03
Send private message

Things start getting complicated when the software installed is not the original - the IBM software is not intended for use with devices other than IBM's own.

You shold only use the software that came with your device or the Windows XP SP2 software.

In this case I think the phone wasn't in discoverable or visible mode.

Perhaps you should try removing any Bluetooth software you have installed now, the original one and this IBM one that shouldn't be there. Remove the USB adapter, restart your computer, plug the adapter and then open the Control Panel to find the Windows XP SP2 Bluetooth icon. Do the configuration from there.

And make sure your mobile phone is in discoverable mode.








2 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 16070 28-Jun-2005 11:00
Send private message

Hi,

Thanks a lot for ur reply. I got a new belkin dongle and it works fine now. The problem was that I had lost the cd that came along with the actiontec dongle, besides I got it from a friend so didnt know how old it was

thanks once again!!

 
 
 
 


3 posts

Wannabe Geek


Reply # 16441 11-Jul-2005 20:02
Send private message

I have a sony TR5mp laptop with internal bluetooth. I got widcomm installed but I can't get it to recognize the bluetooth device on my laptop. I would appreciate the dummy proof answer as I feel I am abit over my head on this one.
thanx

2 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 16452 12-Jul-2005 11:49
Send private message

Hi

I am having a similar problem. Apologies for appearing very slow. However I have purchased the MSI BToes dongle to connect my mobile with the PC Nokia Suite.

It wouldnt connect. Upon contacting Nokia they advised me I dont have the correct drivers as I need 1.4.2.8 or 1.4.2.10

The one I have installed with the cd i got is 3.0.1.915.

So I went an searched for 1.4.2.10 and have downloaded the MSI_Bluetooth_Software.

Double clicked the set up file but no joy.

I then did a search and found the following on an old thread

" posted on 7-SEP-2004 20:35

This is a small guide for those who installed the Service Pack 2 for Windows XP and are
experiencing problems with the WIDCOMM Bluetooth software..

If you install the WIDCOMM BTW 1.4.2.10 Bluetooth software on Windows XP SP2, you will get the following error as soon as you double click on the blue-red system tray icon:

"Your Bluetooth Software license does not include use with this Bluetooth Device"

After that you will be asked to point to a valid license.dat file. However if you select the
license.dat that came with your manufacturer's driver (be it on CD-ROM or downloaded from
the manufacturer's website) it still won't work.


The reason for this problem:

In the Service Pack 2, Microsoft included a generic Bluetooth driver, naturally being
WHQL-certified -- it's directly from Microsoft. The WIDCOMM Bluetooth driver however is not
WHQL-certified, so Windows XP continues using the generic driver. This interferes with the
WIDCOMM Bluetooth software resulting in the above error.

To force Windows XP to use the WIDCOMM driver, perform the following steps:

Don't plug in the Bluetooth device yet.

If you have any Bluetooth software apart from the included Windows drivers installed, deinstall
them and reboot. I am not sure if this is necessary, but just in case.

Install the WIDCOMM BTW 1.4.2.10 Bluetooth software. When it asks you to plug in the
Bluetooth device and click OK, don't, and click cancel instead.

When the WIDCOMM setup has finished, plug in your Bluetooth device and let Windows install
the driver. (There should be two Bluetooth icons in the system tray; one blue-white: this is the Windows driver - and one blue-red: this is the WIDCOMM driver which is deactivated.)

Now go to the Device Manager, right click on the "Generic Bluetooth Radio" and select "update
driver". Don't let Windows XP connect to the internet, then select "Choose software from a list or specified location". In the next window, select "Don't search, but select the driver to install".

In the next window, activate "Show compatible hardware" (if it isn't activated already) and
select your manufacturer's driver instead of the "Generic Bluetooth Radio" driver.

Click next until the new driver is installed. Now the WIDCOMM system tray icon should be
blue-white as well, activated and ready to use.

If you now double click on "My Bluetooth Places" (e.g. on the desktop), the WIDCOMM software installation will be continued and finished.


This should solve any compatibility issues with the WIDCOMM BTW 1.4.2.10 Bluetooth software and Microsoft Windows XP SP2.

If you still experience problems, please reply to this thread. If necessary, I will update this
HowTo accordingly. "

However I am getting no "Generic Bluetooth Radio" and instead of the error stated I am getting "Bluetooth device not found. Please verify that your Bluetooth device is properly connected and turned on."

I have removed the driver that came on the CD tried to update the driver however when I point it to the MSI folder it says it cannot find a match.

Someone please help me.

Thanks
Nish



BDFL - Memuneh
59399 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10606

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 16453 12-Jul-2005 12:08
Send private message

I am locking this thread because the problems you describe are not the same. Please create new threads for different problems.





Create new topic



Twitter »

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 »

New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21


Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53


$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52


NOW to deploy SD-WAN to regional councils
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:46


Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch
Posted 18-Dec-2017 10:52


New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47


Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39



Geekzone Live »

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



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.