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Topic # 7534 22-Apr-2006 04:01
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Hi all, I hope someone can help as I am at a loss.

Basically I have the same problem as juliette did on http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=8&TopicId=4939

I have sorted out the XP SP2/ WIDCOMM driver problem, but every time I reboot or every time the mouse or keyboard goes on standby, they do not reconnect automatically. I have to press the connect button and search for the devices under Bluetooth Places or whatever it is, and then re-pair the devices again. This process can take 5-10 mins depending on how slow the system is to recognise the mouse's presence in particular.

If anyone has any advice I would be very grateful.

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  Reply # 35817 15-May-2006 22:23
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Contentious,

Your keyboard and mouse have not become unpaired, they have simply "gone to sleep". I sit at my desk doing far more "thinking" than typing, so it happens to me a lot.

To wake up the keyboard connection: hit the Ctrl key (any key in fact, but Ctrl won't do any damage to whatever you were working on.)
To wake up the mouse connection: click both left and right mouse buttons simultaneously.

Soul Eater.



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  Reply # 35818 15-May-2006 23:19
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Thanks v much Souleater. That does work. Such a simple solution to a problem that has been driving me crazy. Why Belkin's rubbish instruction manual couldn't just say that, I really don't know. I am v grateful!

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Reply # 36172 20-May-2006 11:39
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I have a simaler problem with the belkin bluetooth keyboard as i cant connetc it but can the mouse even though it recognises it ,but wont pick it up to install it and i was wondering if i could have a copy of the manual if possible please as this has done me right in ,huh ,,,i can use mouse but no key board ,and as ki bought a pattern dongle have no instructions as i dont know if i have to press something to activate it ,pls reply

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Reply # 36173 20-May-2006 11:40
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Also i cannot pair these up ??? please !!



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  Reply # 36191 20-May-2006 20:00
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You can download the manuals here:

http://web.belkin.com/support/download/download.asp?download=F8T042-B&lang=1&mode=

I suspect it will simply be a matter of holding down the 'connect' button on the bottom of the devices then attempting to pair them.

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  Reply # 36328 22-May-2006 20:30
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AndyPandy,
You also MUST load the Belkin driver for the bluetooth dongle - and if you are on XP SP2 you must also follow the FAQ on the Belkin site to force XP to use the Belkin driver and not the new MS generic chipset driver.
Soul Eater.

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Reply # 36352 23-May-2006 01:24
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Excellent poeple thankyou very much for yr reply s ,i will try that and get back to you if i still have probs ,110% respect ,and thanks for the manual:)


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Reply # 36353 23-May-2006 01:36
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Also could you direct me to the belkin drivers as i only have a generic usb dongle with an installation cd with blue soliel 1.4 1.6 applications ,also i have a friend with a f8t009 belkin dongle also same problems looking for driver ,please ,thanks for all yr help:)

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  Reply # 36354 23-May-2006 02:01
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AndyPandy,

Your firend will need the driver from here:
http://web.belkin.com/support/download.asp?download=F8T009&lang=1&mode=

And the FAQ from here:
http://www.belkin.com/uk/support/tech/faqs_view.asp?view=specific&lang=en&stamp=575C59

I'm not sure about your dongle - I suspect that you can use the generic Microsoft driver but you will find the pairing procedure to be slightly different. From memory, I think that you tell the Microsoft bluetooth wizard to search for devices, press the button on the back of the device, and select it when it appears on the list of devices found. I *think* that the bluetooth key is 0000 for both the mouse and keyboard.
 
Using the Belkin driver things are slightly different, you are given a key by the discovery wizard and type that into the keyboard.

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Reply # 36427 23-May-2006 21:41
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CoolThanks again,thou i still dont have it working ,it comes up with the discovery wizard on blue soleil it discovers both but ,i right clic mouse ,menu refrsh ,pair ,........i try and pair and it unlocks the connect feature ,for HID i connect it comes up with blank box to input no.<MOUSE,,,,,,,,,,,,keyboard very simalar but and when i try to pair it automatyically trys to connect to blue tooth after displaying the genarated code for me telling me about remote devices ,etc,,and if i disconnect the mouse (which i need to do to pair) and put the no.the keyboard just gave me into the mouse it say failed or sumtin Surprisedsimaler ,and does not pair but like i say it picks up the both and identifies ,thats why i wanted manual as the mouse is fairly straight forward i thought the key board the same ?,but you had to press a particular button ,Thanks poeple Gair play to you i will have a read up and try again !!!! And the adapter ,just a generic ,says Blue tooth adapter ,wire less BLOSSOM probably colour,also,says,support pda via bt usb adapter sync wit pc ,thats all it says not even a part no, sure i suppose what do i expect for 5 of bay UndecidedThanks all

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Reply # 36438 24-May-2006 02:54
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Also any chance you could help me cause i have sp2 and apparently im suppose to have bluetooth support IN the sp2 but i canee find it any where evem pn the disc? because i was wondering if it works better with the discovery tool ???  i dont know im still trying !!!!:)

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Reply # 36439 24-May-2006 03:58
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OOOOHHHHHHHHH yes your the Man ,thanks very much for the manual and the driver it sorted mt mate s mouse right out it was like the cheese :) chankyou so much typeing from the kiddie now ,110% respest you haver to follow thw the instructions and it was straight forward ,input doe displayed into bluetooth keyboard and press enter and that pairsd it and connect yea h thanks again

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Reply # 36440 24-May-2006 04:04
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OOOOHHHHHHHHH yes your the Man ,thanks very much for the manual and the driver it sorted mt mate s mouse right out it was like the cheese :) chankyou so much typeing from the kiddie now ,110% respest you haver to follow thw the instructions and it was straight forward ,input doe displayed into bluetooth keyboard and press enter and that pairsd it and connect yea h thanks again

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Reply # 36650 26-May-2006 08:08
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hi sorry about the double reply ,not sure how i done that ,i have a problem that with the keyboard and mouse in place the pc will not boot proper ,it comes up : with a messsage on the first boot up screen saying ::keyboard error or no keyboard presant ,now this is correct as i have the blue tooth ,and this means that i have to have a keyboard pluggewd in to boot it ,can you possibly tell me a way of how to get round this with out having to plug the key board in all the time,ah sorry it says at the bottom of the screen press f1 or f3 for setup ,but that means i still have to plug in a manual keyboard !!!!!

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