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Topic # 4830 31-Aug-2005 19:03
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As I just recently began to use my iPaq 3975 heavily again for the new semester, I thought, "well why not try to get ActiveSync running to update my schedule". This is probably the worst idea I've had in a few months.

As it was.. I used the MS Stack just fine with my MS Mouse and KB, but always had one big problem trying to sync my iPaq with my computer. They would read each others' services as follows:

The iPaq would read that my computer only has one service aptly called "p". I know other people have had this same problem and as far as I read, it hasn't been resolved yet.

The comptuer reads my iPaq's BT services as .... Well it doesn't read them at all, it says there are none available.


As you might figure this makes it incredibly difficult to actually sync/filebrowse/spp/and all that fun stuff that BT is supposed to do.


In my poor judgement, I decided, why not try to give the ole' WIDCOMM (now Broadcomm) stack a whirl like i used to have run in the olden glory days. This lead to about 6 hours of frustration tonight.

First of all, I tried installing the stack exactly to the instructions I found on a different (unnamed) website. This includes replacing certain .inf files. and SVC***.ini before running the actual install, as well as apply the norm patches in Safe Mode.

After that failed miserably and the MS Stack still remained to work (poorly albeit) after I rebooted, I decided to try to remove the MS Stack all together by renaming the two files outlined on the Microsoft KB (files: bth.inf and bth.pnf found in /WINDOWS/INF). Then, as usual, I made sure to unistall all of the previous drivers (WIDCOMM stack, Intellitype, Intellipoint) reboot and try the process over.

As i know BT can be a little tricky sometimes, I made sure to try and try this again, but with no success.

Now I'm at a point where I think *think* my BT drivers are unistalled (For both the WIDCOMM stack and MS Stack) yet my mouse and keyboard still work. This leads me to believe they obviously are not.

What could I be missing in order to get this thing running? Possibly a sledgehammer?

Any guidance at all would be a world of thanks.

btw, Im using the MS Dongle 2.0 released with the newer MS BT set. Im wondering if this has compatibility with the latest WIDCOMM stack, but regardless I wonder why it still works after *trying* to unistall both.

Thanks for the consideration

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Reply # 19434 31-Aug-2005 19:52
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I know it may sound a little harsh, but... Have you tried asking this other unnamed site for help? I read a lot of people reading posts in other sites but then not asking the other sources for help.

Anyway, instead of renaming your files you should follow this thread.






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Reply # 19473 1-Sep-2005 03:59
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Of course, when I woke up this morning I gave it another shot.

And.... IT WORKS!


Another bluetooth headache solved....

I can write steps if you'd like for what exactly I did to get this thing going..

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