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05-15-08, 04:20 PM
That response did not answer the poster's question. I have the same
question: my notebook has a bluetooth module installed, but no bluetooth icon
appears anywhere.

"ReshiR" wrote:

> hi,
> i am using Windows XP SP3 (on a macbook via VMware Fusion). I have a treo
> 750W that runs Windows Mobile 6.0. My macbook has bluetooth capability but i
> have no idea how to use that to sync my treo with the windows side of my
> machine. I have read a number of posts that suggest that if i go to control
> panel or network connections, i should find "Bluetooth Devices" but there is
> nothing there. there are also mentions of MS Bluetooth Stack but i have no
> idea if i have that already or need to download it and if the latter then
> from where.
>
> Can someone please help? if you can dumb down the instruction for a lay
> person, that would be terrific.
>
> thanks so much.
>

Phillip Windell
05-16-08, 09:57 AM
To my knowledge XP has no software componenet to manage a Bluetooth devices
(like Vista has). That has to come from the software/utility/driver from
the bluetooth hardware device manufacture. If you install that and the
hardware is not "found" then the hardware is probably defective.

Using my laptop as an example, I have a Dell M90 laptop with XP and it has a
Bluetooth "LED" above the keyboard. Yet it never lights up,..I have never
seen any kind of utility anywhere on the machine for Bluetooth Devices and I
see no indication that the "wireless nic" in the machine is even truely
Bluetooth capable,...so things just aren't always what they appear. Now if
anyone knows something that I'm missing, great, I'd like to use bluetooth on
this one if possible,...but I don't think it is possible without verifying
that the Nic is Bluetooth capable and adding whatever third party software
is required to interact with a portable Bluetooth device.


--
Phillip Windell
www.wandtv.com

The views expressed, are my own and not those of my employer, or Microsoft,
or anyone else associated with me, including my cats.
-----------------------------------------------------

"CatChase" <CatChase@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E49A5335-9DB2-4CE7-8826-812FEBF079F2@microsoft.com...
> That response did not answer the poster's question. I have the same
> question: my notebook has a bluetooth module installed, but no bluetooth
> icon
> appears anywhere.
>
> "ReshiR" wrote:
>
>> hi,
>> i am using Windows XP SP3 (on a macbook via VMware Fusion). I have a
>> treo
>> 750W that runs Windows Mobile 6.0. My macbook has bluetooth capability
>> but i
>> have no idea how to use that to sync my treo with the windows side of my
>> machine. I have read a number of posts that suggest that if i go to
>> control
>> panel or network connections, i should find "Bluetooth Devices" but
>> there is
>> nothing there. there are also mentions of MS Bluetooth Stack but i
>> have no
>> idea if i have that already or need to download it and if the latter then
>> from where.
>>
>> Can someone please help? if you can dumb down the instruction for a lay
>> person, that would be terrific.
>>
>> thanks so much.
>>

Pavel A.
05-16-08, 12:43 PM
Phillip : do you see any BT adapter in the device manager?
If not, please check your laptop manual for instructions how to enable BT
(btw, it can be missing in some models).

WinXP SP2+ does contain a BT driver; though less capable than
Widcomm/Broadcom or BlueSoleil.
When Windows installs the BT driver, it will also add a BT management applet
in the Control Panel.
If you don't see that in the control panel, chances are that your BT device
had never been enabled.

Regards,
--PA

"Phillip Windell" <philwindell@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:#n4QuU2tIHA.5500@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> To my knowledge XP has no software componenet to manage a Bluetooth
> devices (like Vista has). That has to come from the
> software/utility/driver from the bluetooth hardware device manufacture.
> If you install that and the hardware is not "found" then the hardware is
> probably defective.
>
> Using my laptop as an example, I have a Dell M90 laptop with XP and it has
> a Bluetooth "LED" above the keyboard. Yet it never lights up,..I have
> never seen any kind of utility anywhere on the machine for Bluetooth
> Devices and I see no indication that the "wireless nic" in the machine is
> even truely Bluetooth capable,...so things just aren't always what they
> appear. Now if anyone knows something that I'm missing, great, I'd like
> to use bluetooth on this one if possible,...but I don't think it is
> possible without verifying that the Nic is Bluetooth capable and adding
> whatever third party software is required to interact with a portable
> Bluetooth device.
>
>
> --
> Phillip Windell
> www.wandtv.com
>
> The views expressed, are my own and not those of my employer, or
> Microsoft,
> or anyone else associated with me, including my cats.
> -----------------------------------------------------
>
> "CatChase" <CatChase@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:E49A5335-9DB2-4CE7-8826-812FEBF079F2@microsoft.com...
>> That response did not answer the poster's question. I have the same
>> question: my notebook has a bluetooth module installed, but no bluetooth
>> icon
>> appears anywhere.
>>
>> "ReshiR" wrote:
>>
>>> hi,
>>> i am using Windows XP SP3 (on a macbook via VMware Fusion). I have a
>>> treo
>>> 750W that runs Windows Mobile 6.0. My macbook has bluetooth capability
>>> but i
>>> have no idea how to use that to sync my treo with the windows side of my
>>> machine. I have read a number of posts that suggest that if i go to
>>> control
>>> panel or network connections, i should find "Bluetooth Devices" but
>>> there is
>>> nothing there. there are also mentions of MS Bluetooth Stack but i
>>> have no
>>> idea if i have that already or need to download it and if the latter
>>> then
>>> from where.
>>>
>>> Can someone please help? if you can dumb down the instruction for a lay
>>> person, that would be terrific.
>>>
>>> thanks so much.
>>>
>
>

Phillip Windell
05-16-08, 12:50 PM
Thanks for the reply Pavel!

I don't see anything BT related in Device Manager or in CP, so I suspect my
Laptop doesn't have that. The LED on the Laptop I'm sure it there on all of
those models but is only used when they are actually equiped with BT.


--
Phillip Windell
www.wandtv.com

The views expressed, are my own and not those of my employer, or Microsoft,
or anyone else associated with me, including my cats.
-----------------------------------------------------

"Pavel A." <pavel_a@NOwritemeNO.com> wrote in message
news:Oo4pHw3tIHA.524@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> Phillip : do you see any BT adapter in the device manager?
> If not, please check your laptop manual for instructions how to enable BT
> (btw, it can be missing in some models).
>
> WinXP SP2+ does contain a BT driver; though less capable than
> Widcomm/Broadcom or BlueSoleil.
> When Windows installs the BT driver, it will also add a BT management
> applet in the Control Panel.
> If you don't see that in the control panel, chances are that your BT
> device had never been enabled.
>
> Regards,
> --PA
>
> "Phillip Windell" <philwindell@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:#n4QuU2tIHA.5500@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> To my knowledge XP has no software componenet to manage a Bluetooth
>> devices (like Vista has). That has to come from the
>> software/utility/driver from the bluetooth hardware device manufacture.
>> If you install that and the hardware is not "found" then the hardware is
>> probably defective.
>>
>> Using my laptop as an example, I have a Dell M90 laptop with XP and it
>> has a Bluetooth "LED" above the keyboard. Yet it never lights up,..I have
>> never seen any kind of utility anywhere on the machine for Bluetooth
>> Devices and I see no indication that the "wireless nic" in the machine is
>> even truely Bluetooth capable,...so things just aren't always what they
>> appear. Now if anyone knows something that I'm missing, great, I'd like
>> to use bluetooth on this one if possible,...but I don't think it is
>> possible without verifying that the Nic is Bluetooth capable and adding
>> whatever third party software is required to interact with a portable
>> Bluetooth device.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Phillip Windell
>> www.wandtv.com
>>
>> The views expressed, are my own and not those of my employer, or
>> Microsoft,
>> or anyone else associated with me, including my cats.
>> -----------------------------------------------------
>>
>> "CatChase" <CatChase@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:E49A5335-9DB2-4CE7-8826-812FEBF079F2@microsoft.com...
>>> That response did not answer the poster's question. I have the same
>>> question: my notebook has a bluetooth module installed, but no bluetooth
>>> icon
>>> appears anywhere.
>>>
>>> "ReshiR" wrote:
>>>
>>>> hi,
>>>> i am using Windows XP SP3 (on a macbook via VMware Fusion). I have a
>>>> treo
>>>> 750W that runs Windows Mobile 6.0. My macbook has bluetooth capability
>>>> but i
>>>> have no idea how to use that to sync my treo with the windows side of
>>>> my
>>>> machine. I have read a number of posts that suggest that if i go to
>>>> control
>>>> panel or network connections, i should find "Bluetooth Devices" but
>>>> there is
>>>> nothing there. there are also mentions of MS Bluetooth Stack but i
>>>> have no
>>>> idea if i have that already or need to download it and if the latter
>>>> then
>>>> from where.
>>>>
>>>> Can someone please help? if you can dumb down the instruction for a
>>>> lay
>>>> person, that would be terrific.
>>>>
>>>> thanks so much.
>>>>
>>
>>