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JMG
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Posted: 2003-08-11 17:49
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Hi!
Does anyone know how to enable native bluetooth support (computer <--> t610) in Windows XP. I have installed SP1a and the separate bluetooth update from Microsoft. But it doesn’t allow me to access my mobile. I don't want to use the software bundled with MSI Btoes because it seems to slow down my computer (and it crashes regularly). Does anyone know how to get native WinXP support for bluetooth? Or does someone know of any other program that i can use with MSI Btoes?

JMG
senergy
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From: sydney
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Posted: 2003-08-13 10:36
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unfortuntely you need the drivers from your BT manufacturer...and at hte moment most manufacturers are not being shipped with just the drivers. basically MS BT support is just a BT stack, not drivers. Widcomm are the one major players in teh BT stack department.
spider2
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Posted: 2003-08-13 11:47
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MSI USB dongle is using CSR chipset but using their own product id.

The Microsoft BT USB driver (bthusb.sys) is actually available when you installed XP SP1 and it will work with a CSR dongle.

The problem that you have is that the Windows PNP manager does not know which driver to install for the MSI device once it is pluggin.

In order to resolved this, you need to add in MSI USB device product Id into the bth.inf which can be located at %SystemRoot%\INF. (eg: C:\Windows\Inf).

Here are the steps to go:
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1 ) Do a search for all *.inf which contains text "USB\VID_0DB0&PID_1967" within %SystemRoot%\INF directory.
If any found, temporary move them to other location.

2 ) Open up %SystemRoot%\INF\Bth.inf using notepad.

3 ) In [ControlFlag] section, append this line:
ExcludeFromSelect=USB\VID_0DB0&PID_1967

In [Microsoft] section, append this line:
%MSI.DeviceDesc%=BthUsb, USB\VID_0DB0&PID_1967

In [String] section, append this line:
MSI.DeviceDesc="MSI Bluetooth USB Device"

4 ) Save the bth.inf and exit notepad.

5 ) Unplug the MSI dongle if you have plugged in.

6 ) Plug in the MSI dongle.

7 ) When prompted, select "Install from specific location" and 'next'.

8 ) Type in the %SystemRoot%\INF directory path to include in search and 'next'.

The PNP manager should be able to install the microsoft BT driver for you now.

BTW: Microsoft BT stack does not support OBEX & SPP, therefore you need 3rd party software like 'FMA' in order to communicate with your T610.

Hope this help.




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JMG
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Posted: 2003-08-13 23:08
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Thanks!

I will try this as soon as I get home. Is it possible to upload/download pictures with FMA?

/JMG
spider2
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Posted: 2003-08-14 04:37
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I have put back some missing backlash in previous post.

Please try again if you failed your previous attempt.

Dr freedom
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Posted: 2003-08-18 09:38
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Windows BT support is not the greatest I have come across myself.
They could do better & I am wondering why they don't!
d-_-b
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Posted: 2003-08-18 14:36
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hey dr freedom
Now i have m600i, w800i, w810i, k750i, p910i, s700i, k700i, z1010, p900, p800, t630, t610 z600, z200, t230, t100 and t68i... all im waiting for is the p990i and w950i.
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