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Topic # 5008 18-Sep-2005 14:12
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Heya all,
I didn't know what I was doing and bought a bluesoleil dongle (Trendware TBW-101UB). I can't get the internet connection to work and everything I have read online leads me to believe it won't work. I have tweaked all the settings I can find and all I get when I try to connect is the 0x1231 error message. I have the current version of the software (just downloaded from their site) and it Hot Synches without a problem. Can anyone tell me if there is any hope of getting internet to work or should I resign myself to living without it. Any suggestions on making it work would be appreciated. It's the last time I buy something just because it's on sale.

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Reply # 20255 18-Sep-2005 20:05
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Welcome to Geekzone... The IVT BlueSoleil software should work fine for Internet access.

You have to make sure you are using LAN Access, not PAN - I've used the software once only, so I don't quite remember the exact naming on this software.

Also, make sure the software will configure ICS for you (the Bluesoleil does), but it might be missing the DNS server address on the Bluetooth adapter - try entering the DSN from your ISP directly on the adapter (right-click My Network Places and select properties to see all adapters).

Most importantly, make sure there are no software firewall blocking communications - Zone Alarm is particularly bad in this case, as Symantec Norton Internet Security.






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  Reply # 20314 21-Sep-2005 06:22
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I appreciate the response. Unfortunately, nothing seems to be working. I have tried what you said to do with the DNS (I've tried manually entering the DNS and the IP on both the adapter and the Palm itself in all possible combinations I can think of, still get 0x1232) and it did not fix the problem. I don't know why this is so difficult. My current settings for the connection on my Palm (I have a T3) are Connect to Local Network, Via Bluetooth. The network settings are currently set to query DNS and IP automatically. I know you're not that familiar with Bluesoleil but I have it set to access to Internet through the ethernet card. If I put it on Access LAN than the computer tells me that the network connection is disabled. Do I need to bridge the connection or anything? If I unplug from the internet and disable my firewall will the Palm tell me something different so I know its at least connecting to the computer? That way I'd know it was the firewall. I've checked the settings and as far as I can tell it should not be a problem. Thanks again for any help you can render. At this point I don't know what to do with it.

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Reply # 20317 21-Sep-2005 09:29
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If you were using Widcomm then you should have the Bluetooth adapter on your PC with 192.168.0.1 and the DNS server address (the on from your ISP for example), and then ICS from the adapter facing the Internet to the Bluetooth adapter.

I was under the impression BlueSloleil did that for you (or at least the version I tested), but if not you may have to do it manually - simpl follow one of our guides.

As for the connection type, it must be the allo Internet access. The LAN option is not allowed for use with the Palm, which only supports PPP connections (the LAP protocol on Bluetooth).

Also, since you're making your Bluetooth adapter a fixed address, make sure your network is not using that address - no other computer or router or printer can be using that.





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