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DenisJ

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#547 22-Sep-2003 18:14
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Hi everybody...
congratulation firs for all inf. that i can read here!!!

I have a Toshiba laptop with a BT hardware ... but i don't now what tipe of chip is...

Anyway ... i just buy a Jabra BT200 Headset and i can't use it with the original BT stack from toshiba site...

My question is ... can i use another software (like widcomm) for having full function of headset profile ???

Thanks in advance
Denis

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chrismax
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  #1523 23-Sep-2003 16:14
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Which laptop model?

AFAIK, Toshiba uses Agere's internal module for Bluetooth and WiFi on most laptops. The last time I checked the latest drivers did not provide the Bluetooth service you require to connect your headset.

Check the support area on their website for your model and have a look at the specs. sheet. You need the "Headset" profile.

chrismax
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  #1524 23-Sep-2003 16:21
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Sorry, didn't answer your other question. Agere does use Widcomm's drivers; however, last time I checked, Toshiba's site supported version 1.2. You need 1.3 or greater for headset support.

 
 
 
 


DenisJ

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  #1525 23-Sep-2003 17:13
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Thanks for replay
i have the 2.02 bluetooth stack ... and he find my jabra headset... but every connect go down after 1 second... i don't now why.

Anyway if somebody have the toshiba laptop with bluetooth, please let me now how he do...

Thanks again
Denis

chrismax
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  #1528 24-Sep-2003 02:44
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I no longer have the mini PCI module on my 5205 so I'm trying to recall Toshiba's Bluetooth PC Utility from memory. Do you still have to access the configuration programs from Start/Programs/Toshiba Bluetooth rather than from an icon in the system tray?

If so, after you start the configuration utility from Programs, you will be able to discover your devices (in your case, the headset is appearing). You then should be given a list of services (I think the screen says "client services" rather than "local services" or "client applications"?). If you don't see "Headset" or "Audio Gateway", you won't be able to connect your headset.

I think the v 2.02 is Toshiba's naming of Widcomm's v 1.2.2 and this version will not provide the service you need (1.3 is required). Although you may be able to "discover" the headset, you won't be able to connect without the specific service.

chrismax
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#1623 30-Sep-2003 00:12
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DenisJ,

Don't know how you ever came out with your headset, but came across some notes on Toshiba's BT software in my files and it's version 2.00 for XP/2000 released 10/02.

Confirmed that the headset profile is not supported. Serial Port (COM), DUN, FAX, LAN & Network?? are the only local services supported.

Toshiba's developed their own software and architected the hardware. So, no to Widcomm.

I recall that Toshiba's BT approach was support of PAN and scatternet for PC networking. Very interesting but way too complex for my needs.

BT

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  #2186 15-Nov-2003 01:33
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If you are using the build in BT module, then it should from CSR.
The headset profile will be supported with the new BT-stack version,
which will be release at the beginning of next year by Toshiba.

irish
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#2470 18-Dec-2003 19:26
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I have a Tecra 9100 fitted with a Toshiba BT Module Kit. I also have a Nokia 8910i that connects for DUN and the Nokia PC Suite etc (with a bit of messing around). Does anyone know if I can use the Tecra as a simulated headset so that incoming calls on the 8910i will be heard through the Tecra speakers and the Tecra microphone picks up voice and transpits to the phone. I have seen this work between a Nokia 6310 and Dell Inspiron.

 
 
 
 


chrismax
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#2479 19-Dec-2003 03:19
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Irish,

It depends on the phone. For this functionality, your cell must support the Audio Gateway profile. It's common on the PC side (at least with Widcomm 1.3 and above) but fairly rare AFAIK going the other direction.

So, you need to check what profiles are supported on the 8910's side. And, obviously, you'll need Toshiba's updated drivers on the PC end.

irish
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#2487 19-Dec-2003 12:23
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Chris,

Thanks for the reply. The Toshiba BT Service Centre shows the Audio Gateway as a service available from the remote device (8910i) but when I try to connect this service nothing happens. The service centre also shows a Voice Gateway but again nothing happens when I attempt to connect to the device on this service. I'm not sure if I should be looking to Toshiba or Nokia for support. Nokia are fairly unhelpful and their service personnel don't know what I'm talking about. p.s. I'm failrly low tech in these matters so I apologise for any fundamental errors in my questions......

chrismax
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#2489 19-Dec-2003 14:36
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How bluetooth devices connect or communicate can be very confusing at first.

Both devices must support the profile you're trying to use. Since PC's act as the master or hub in BT network and communicate with a variety of devices (pda, mobile, other pc, headset, etc.), it must support the universe of services used by its peripherals.

Bonding or pairing is step one (which creates a trusted relationship). Next is "discovery" of services for the two devices to use. Each communication is limited to the services supported by the peripheral you're connected to.

Hope this helps clarify. Please post follow-ups.








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