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Topic # 4835 1-Sep-2005 02:01
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Sorry if this was discussed previously but I am unsure how to search for previous topics.

So, I just bought the Targus Bluetooth mouse and think that I need to use the USB adaptor with it even though I have bluetooth on my laptop. Is there any way to get around this?

I tried to have the bluetooth on my laptop search for the device but no go.

When I bought this I thought I could just have it connected to the laptop with out any need to use any adaptor -- otherwise I'd just use a regular wireless mouse, right?

Looking at Amazon, I saw a review of the BT mouse:

"If you have bluetooth built-in to your laptop, for example, you will be FORCED into using the USB dongle, because WildComm issues a bluetooth DRM LICENSE. No USB dongle, no good working mouse.

There is good news, however. Anyone patient enough, can find websites that will help one to HACK the btsec.dll file"

So my question is -- do I still need to download the software to make the BT mouse work or is there another way so that I don't have to use the USB adaptor?

Thank you!

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Reply # 19476 1-Sep-2005 08:41
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If your current Bluetooth software supports the HID profile then you don't need to download anything - and don't even think on those hacked drivers because they cause lots of trouble.

Your Bluetooth laptop will support HID if it is relatively new - if it is using the Windows XP Service Pack 2 Bluetooth softwar, IVT BlueSoleil, Toshiba or Widcomm-based software from 1.3 and newer (almost anything released in the last 18 months).

To find your mouse you must have it in discoverable mode. Turn it on and press the button at the bottom of the mouse. You can now do a search on your desktop and you will find the mouse. When you right-click the icon corresponding to this mouse you will have the Connect option. Select this option and some Windows software will be installed (this is not a Bluetooth thing). You might be asked for your Windows CD (most of the times laptops will have all the files needed on a full installation).

This is all you need to do.






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  Reply # 19506 1-Sep-2005 14:33
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Thanks!

I must be blind. I didn't even see the connect button on the mouse.

PS another newbie question, but I was thinking of buying a new cell phone and was wondering if I should get bluetooth enabled and what they would do. (sorry if the questions are extemely simple. I know very little about bluetooth).

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