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Bluetooth stack software

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Datamonkey, 2 Jun 2006.

  1. Datamonkey

    Soldato

    Joined: 21 Jan 2003

    Posts: 6,798

    Location: Northamptonshire

    Hey guys,

    I have bought a celink bluetooth adapted, but i dont like the bloated software that comes with it.

    Does anyone know where i can download a bt stack app, which will just allow me the usual bluetooth connect, browse and push type functions.

    Cheers
     
  2. Raikiri

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,845

    Location: Brighton

    I use bluesoleil software for my bluetooth adapter, dont know if it works with everything or just certain things though.
     
  3. Datamonkey

    Soldato

    Joined: 21 Jan 2003

    Posts: 6,798

    Location: Northamptonshire

    downloading trial now cheers.

    anyone else got any others?
     
  4. robertgilbert86

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Feb 2006

    Posts: 2,162

    Location: London

    I fully reccommend WIDCOMM bluetooth software, the bluesolie stuff is much worse in my opinion.

    Also if you have a bluetooth enabled modbile phone you can use a program called Salling Clicker to control your PC! It rocks (btw Salling clicker is incompatible with bluesolie-which is very bloated)
     
  5. Doug

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,293

    Location: Newcastle

    The stack built in to XP SP2 hasn't given me any jip.
     
  6. Charlie Bravo

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,654

    Location: Chelmsford

    Whay bluetooth dongles are you guys using? I've got a Belkin one and it gives me nothing but hassle.
     
  7. Freakish_05

    Hitman

    Joined: 1 May 2006

    Posts: 810

    Location: Bristol, UK

    ^^ I disagree. IMHO the generic bluetooth stack that microsoft has put together is rubbish. I've had 3 bluetooth adapters from DLink, TDK and now MSI and with each one I've had to override the MS Bluetooth Stack with the one supplied with the adapter to get it to work properly.

    Assuming you have XPSP2, the following steps should cure your woe's

    1) Install the software that came with your adapter
    2) In 'Device Manager' disable the 'Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator'
    3) Update the driver for your adapter (right click > 'Update Driver') with the one that was supplied with it. This may take some hunting around and manually browsing through the list of drivers installed or even using the old 'have disk' button (RETRO! :D )

    Once the drivers have been updated, the MS Bluetooth Stack will cease to function and will give you no more problems, allowing your supplied software to work properly :)
     
  8. split

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Nov 2002

    Posts: 3,534

    Location: Dorset

    I got a Linksys USBBT100.

    You need to read here when you install it tho.

    Software that comes with it seems to cover all.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: 3 Jun 2006
  9. Datamonkey

    Soldato

    Joined: 21 Jan 2003

    Posts: 6,798

    Location: Northamptonshire

    nice one guys,

    the tosh stuff i got with my celink is really bloated 220mb worth of crap!!!

    tried the bluesoleil one, as said its pretty bloated as well.

    cheers
     
  10. Doug

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,293

    Location: Newcastle

    My Epox dongle works perfectly with it :)
     
  11. split

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Nov 2002

    Posts: 3,534

    Location: Dorset

    OMG what does that lot do?

    My Linksys one has 33.2MBs and seem to do everything.