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Topic # 9492 22-Sep-2006 09:21
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I've been trying to share my PC's internet connection with my laptop via bluetooth but can't get it working.

I believe this is a problem with my Host computer running WinXP Home SP2. On it I'm using a cable & wireless usb dongle.

I understand that I need to open up the 'Advanced Configuration' dialog found by right-clicking the bluetooth icon in the taskbar - but it isn't there! All I get is: 'Add a bluetooth device', 'Show bluetooth devices', 'Send a file', 'Receive a file', 'Join a Personal Area Network', 'Open Bluetooth Settings' (that's not the one), "Remove Bluetooth Icon'.

I've found advanced configuration easily on my laptop but do I have the wrong driver for my PC?

Please help!!
Dave

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Reply # 46622 22-Sep-2006 11:08
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It seems like you are using the Microsoft Bluetooth stack, instead of the software that came with this USB dongle.

The Microsoft Bluetooth stack does not support the LAP (LAN Access PPP) profile, and only supports PAN (Personal Area Network) profile as a client.

I recommend you create a restore point on this machine, and install the proper software before it can work.








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Reply # 46669 23-Sep-2006 09:24
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Tanks freitasm. I'm now using the supplied BlueSoleil and have tried changing every setting I can find. I think I have found the option to start the LAP service but when I connect to it I am asked for a dial-up username & password.

Am I connecting to the correct service? BlueSoleil is far harder to use than Widcomm, but having installed Widcomm afterwards I 'have the wrong license'.

I've also check that my pc adaptor is compatible with LAP.

Any help you can give me would be very much appreciated,
Dave.

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Reply # 46671 23-Sep-2006 09:28
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Don't enter any username or password, simply leave it blank, and check the box to remember it.

Yes, BlueSoleil is not as "nice looking" but it does the job, rather well actually.







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Reply # 46674 23-Sep-2006 09:59
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I just get the message Error 777: The connection attempt failed because the modem (or other connecting device) on the remote computer is out of order.

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Reply # 46675 23-Sep-2006 10:15
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Short summary:

ICS must be establised on the computer hosting the connection to be shared;
The connection must be initiated from the client computer;
The Bluetooth on the host computer adapter must have a specific address 192.168.0.1;
The Bluetooth on the host computer adapter must have the DNS addresses as provided by your ISP;
This address must be unique in the network;
The host computer must be running the LAP service (configured on your Bluetooth software);
Firewalls must be disabled or properly configured.









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Reply # 46754 25-Sep-2006 04:21
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Thanks but I have now tried all of those to no avail.

However I may have descovered the problem - see here: http://www.ivtcorporation.com/support/faq/bluesoleilfaq.php and see the 'How to share my Internet connection to other computers via Bluetooth?' section towards the bottom. Apparently BlueSoleil does not support IP addresses of 192.168.0.x .

Anyhow, I admit defeat on this one - perhaps I should invest in the new modem with WiFi that will connect directly to the Laptop.

Thanks for all your help.
Dave

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