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Topic # 5151 3-Oct-2005 11:56
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okay this is what my problem is:

i have a dell inspirion 6000 laptop with the internal blue tooth card installed and wi-fi. my desktop is basically just a desktop i built with the logitech bluetooth keyboard and mouse, along with the USB bluetooth hub.

now the software that came with the logitech hub has so much more advanced features and seems to be alot easier to configure. the dell laptop has some software called, "bluetooth stack from toshiba" which so far has gotten me no where. this software seems to only let you do basic things. is there other drivers or software that i can get that resemble more towards the logitech software.

what i want to do is make a small bluetooth network between my desktop and my laptop. i also can't figure out how to use my laptop as a main internet connection while allowing my desktop to connect to the laptop and use the internet. also what is the difference between a PAN and a LAN?

i hope all this makes sense, it is driving me nuts.

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Reply # 20941 3-Oct-2005 16:55
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Welcome to Geekzone!

The Toshiba software may have limitations, but it is quite usable with more functions than the Microsoft one for example. The problem is that you can't install any drivers - you must use the one that is distributed with this hardware - although others may point you to some drivers that have some information changed in a way that it can be used.

We don't recommend using these other drivers because this is a copyright violation and also most of the times it cause more problems for the whole system than it is worth.

As for PAN or LAP, LAP is an older profile (LAN Access over PPP) that is more like a serial connection that uses the PPP session protocol. PAN is a network protocol using the native drivers. Using one or another is more of a personal choice - both need some configuration (the LAP configuration is on our Bluetooth Guides.

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  Reply # 20951 3-Oct-2005 19:23
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by any chance can you help me out with setting up a PAN or LAN between my two computers. it seems easy on the desktop but this toshiba stack software seems confusing.


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Reply # 20952 3-Oct-2005 19:31
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These are the instructions to setup Bluetooth LAP. Follow the instructions on the server side on your desktop and then on your laptop you will have to look for the connection.

We don't have the specific Toshiba instructions, but you should figure it out if you read the guide through.

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