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Topic # 9261 2-Sep-2006 23:55
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Got a cheap USB bluetooth stick for my sisters laptop to sync there nokia cdma phone with outlook.

Anyway, it came with an old version of bluesoliel's software on the CD, which the nokia data suite didnt want to know about.

The newer version of the same will only operate in a trial mode because it has an unlicensed mac address of 11-11-11-11-11-11 - apprantlya common issue with cheap BT sticks that leave off the eeprom chip.

So is there any ways to get this stick to work with the inbuild MS BT stack? I dont need the other stuff like headphone support etc that the MS one leaves out, so that would do the job fine.

Otherwise I will have to send the stick back and go buy another one.  




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Reply # 45250 3-Sep-2006 09:40
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If you can't get an updated driver from the original manufacturer, then you could try using the MS stack as suggested. You have to manually update the driver, through Device Manager, and select the Bluetooth Radio Stack software from the list of drivers installed.

If this doesn't work, then the best approach is to get a better device.







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