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Default Bluetooth Driver - 10-06-2008, 12:57 PM

Does anyone know of a way to use the Bluetooth Driver with the built in XP bluetooth stack? I don't fancy installing the bloat that is WIDCOMM?

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Default Re: Bluetooth Driver - 10-06-2008, 05:03 PM

Never mind, made my own one:

http://digiex.net/drivers/505-bluetooth ... m2046.html

Works perfectly using the built in XP bluetooth stack, so the junk which is WIDCOMM doesnt need to be installed


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Default Re: Bluetooth Driver - 10-07-2008, 05:21 PM

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Thank you for making this! My Blackberry Desktop software hates WIDCOMM and I need to use Windows Bluetooth software.

I bought the bluetooth add-on for my Mini from Dell. I am a moron, I tried to do update drivers from the Device Manager, but it won't let me. How do I install the drivers you created?


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Default Re: Bluetooth Driver - 10-07-2008, 05:57 PM

First you will need to disable the bluetooth radio. Then you need to uninstall the Widcomm stack from add/remove programs. Next reboot. Then re-enable the radio. Windows will tell you its found "new" hardware. From there just tell it you have the disk or know the location of the expanded zip file that you downloaded.

A bluetooth icon will appear in the system tray or you can access bluetooth devices from the control panel icon.

I did this last night and it worked flawlessly.


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Default Re: Bluetooth Driver - 10-07-2008, 06:24 PM

Thanks! I thought that's what I was suppost to do.... I guess I forgot to turn off the Bluetooth radio before uninstalling. Will try again.


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Default Re: Bluetooth Driver - 10-07-2008, 07:16 PM

How do you turn the radio 0n/off? is there a switch?





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Default Re: Bluetooth Driver - 10-07-2008, 07:31 PM

Excellent. This works great. It's so much easy to send and receive files via Bluetooth with this driver instead of the WIDCOMM. I also got my Blackberry tethered in no time with this. And best of all, it saves a about 25-30Mb of disk space.


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Default Re: Bluetooth Driver - 10-07-2008, 09:34 PM

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How do you turn the radio 0n/off? is there a switch?
Pressing Fn+2 launches the Wireless Select Switch utility. The WLSS utility controls a small piece of hardware in the system and basically unplugs the BT adapter (shuts off its power supply) when it is off.
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Default Re: Bluetooth Driver - 10-08-2008, 01:46 AM

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Pressing Fn+2 launches the Wireless Select Switch utility. The WLSS utility controls a small piece of hardware in the system and basically unplugs the BT adapter (shuts off its power supply) when it is off.
cooooool, thxxx

How can i check whether mine has bluetooth? (got it off criagslist).

Also, would it be possible to move the logitech nano`s receiver inside the mini? (like you did with the gps? (it`s tiny)



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Default Re: Bluetooth Driver - 10-08-2008, 02:42 AM

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How can i check whether mine has bluetooth? (got it off criagslist).
Use Device Manager. If you have Bluetooth, you will see a listing for "Bluetooth Radios."


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