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Topic # 6517 31-Jan-2006 23:58
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I bought a Belkin F8T020 PDA bluetooth adaptor, which I wanted to use on my laptop (HP/Compaq nx9005). I was aware that you could "convert" this PDA adaptor for use in a PCMCIA slot by using what Belkin refer to as the F8T007. This then "becomes" product F8T006-PC.

I couldn't get the proper Belkin compact flash 2 PCMCIA convertor (F8T007) so I took a risk and bought a standard convertor from SanDisk instead.

When I try the Belkin F8T006-PC set up, all goes well until it says "Plug in the Bluetooth device" Which I do, but then it doesn't recognise it. At the same time the XP "Found new hardware" box fires into life, and states it can see a "CF_GENERIC" device.

Even when I try to instal the card manually using device manager and pointing to the correct folder which is supposed to have the drivers inside, it doesn't work.

I am wondering if there could be something "special" inside the F8T007 convertor sleeve, that changes how my computer sees the new hardware ? ie tells it this is a Bluetooth device and not a CF_Device ? If so, is there a way to do the install manually ?

PS : my laptop is running WinXP SP1, and I have installed a few Bluetooth USB adaptors previously with no problems at all, so I suspect this is a hardware type issue.

Any ideas welcomed......

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Reply # 27570 1-Feb-2006 08:19
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Are you using the Belkin drivers and software specific for this model, or some other software downloaded from the Internet?







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Reply # 27614 1-Feb-2006 17:15
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I'm using the official Belkin software, which comes in one zip download.

I used this link....

http://web.belkin.com/support/download/download.asp?download=F8T006-PC&lang=1&mode=

The file then installs the Bluetooth Software, in much the same way as when I install any Bluetooth USB adaptor. It then searches for the bluetooth device, in order to install the driver. This is where it goes wrong :-(

I can continue the install without discovering the bluetooth device, and then can also try using the "Found New Hardware" option to specifically point to the folder where the driver is supposed to be, but it doesn't work

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Reply # 27615 1-Feb-2006 17:23
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Interesting... I have a similar setup on my tablet PC (not Belkin, but a CF Bluetooth with a PC adapter and Widcomm software) and it worked ok...







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Reply # 27626 1-Feb-2006 20:44
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Is there any way I can find out the name of the driver file that the "Found New Hardware" utility is actually looking for ?

Is there any way to bypass the "Found New Hardware" utility and do it manually ?

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Reply # 27746 3-Feb-2006 08:48
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Yes, you can click on the manual search and then point to the folder with the .inf file and drivers to load (you have these files in the CD, sometimes in a folder, sometimes zipped so you might have to unzip the installer into a temporary folder on your PC).





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