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Topic # 4557 3-Aug-2005 08:10
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Hey Guys

Just got a new PC and would like to get bluetooth up and running on it so I can use my phone with my PC. Got a bluetooth dongle off ebuyer and thought it would be plug and play. Not so easy!!!

The problem seems similar to the Windows XP SP2 problems with WIDCOMM Bluetooth driver thread as the bluetooth indicator is red and it comes up with "Your Bluetooth Software license does not include use with this Bluetooth Device". However the instructions to rectify this problem don't work with my computer. For example, when I plug in my dongle after reinstalling widcomm drivers, windows does not try and install the drivers.

Also Generic Bluetooth Radio does not appear in device manager and I can't therefore update the driver. In device manager at the moment there is Bluetooth USB and when you expand that it comes up with ISSC Bluetooth device.

Finally when I click on Bluetooth Configuration in the control panel it says that my bluetooth device cannot be detected even though its plugged in!

Sorry for the long post, but hope it will lead to some much appreciated help

Thanks

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Reply # 17476 3-Aug-2005 10:05
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I have tried using the disc supplied which has the widcomm drivers and have also tried downloading the drivers from www.safecom.cn which is the make of the dongle.

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Reply # 17478 3-Aug-2005 10:19
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Are you using this plugged directly into a USB port on your computer or to a USB HUB? These devices don't like USB HUBs.

Also, try testing this in another computer - it sounds like it is a faulty one.







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Reply # 17479 3-Aug-2005 10:29
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Thanks for taking time to reply mate, its straight into the usb port and I have had the device work on the computer using IVT Bluesoleil, but it didn't have many features, so everything works its just not working the way I expected it should.

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Reply # 17480 3-Aug-2005 10:35
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The IVT BlueSoleil is actually very complete - the latest version even has stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) which is not on Widcomm. If you can use it, stick to it.







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Reply # 17481 3-Aug-2005 10:37
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May well do that then, only thing is I had seen a program called fma, that allows you to control your PC with your Sony Ericsson phone and couldn't get that to work even though bluetooth worked with Bluesoleil. Anyway thanks a lot mate, will have another go with Bluesoleil and see how i go

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