Limits to Bluetooth Inquiries
Posted on 2004-09-14
I have written a simple Bluetooth application (using the Windows CE Widcomm SDK) which merely scans for devices in the area. I have only tested this with two other devices and it works fine.
I would like to know if anyone has done any experiments to see what the maximum number of devices one inquiring device could find? I know that the limit to forming a piconet is 7, but my application is much simpler - just seeing what's out there.
I have programmed an iPAQ h4100 which will happily find my DLink dongle and Nokia cellphone. If I add another iPAQ things start getting a bit confused. I'm not sure if its my program or the Bluetooth radio on the device. I have found with the iPAQ that the Bluetooth radio is a little buggy, sometimes it won't find my dongle at all, if I just use the native device discovery on the PDA.
Any suggestions, former experience would be greatly appreciated,