I have problems with both the native Microsoft bluetooth driver and the Widcomm drivers. When installing an old Belkin adaptor from its CD it defaults to Microsofts own driver and therefore I cannoot run my bluetooth places, however under "Bluetooth devices" (in the control panel) it can detect my laptop and phone, I can pair with and connect the phone but can only pair with the laptop but not connect. At his stage the Bluetooth device appears in device manager Ok.
If I update the driver to the latest Belkin/Widcomm version My Bluetototh places appears and I can pair with and connect to the laptop but not the phone. Also the act of installing the Widcomm driver stops the Windows "Bluetooth devices" section in control panel from working ie it will not detect devices or let you add devices. also it stops the "discovery" being turned on from the options tab in "Bluetooth devices"
Previously on SP I have used bluetooth to transfer files form desktop to laptop and synchronise my phone to Microsoft outlook and all worked great. If I try and send files using the "send to" function" it will not list the device available to send to, if you try and search for the device using the wizard it says their are no devices to be found, which is not true as the devices have been paired
In summary, if I run with Microsofts drivers I cannot use the Bluetooth My Places and can conect the phone only, if I use the Widcomm driver it screws up the basic Windows bluetooth functionality. The same happens with a different newer make of dongle which does however use the Widcomm driver version 22.214.171.1240"
Surely I cannot be the only experiencing this issue. aaagghh