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Bluetooth connection PC to Cellphone - can pair ok but cannot connect

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I have an SMC dongle and a Nokia 6255 phone. The BlueSoleil software allows pairing to the phone, but connection attempts to the Bluetooth serial port service does not work.

When connection is invoked from the PC the phone attempts to connect but times out.

Connection option is not available on the phone.

Perhaps there is something wrong with the pairing, or is there an incompatibility between phone and dongle?

I tried using the Nokia PC Suite, but it throws up an error message "Cannot use the connection type. Check that all the needed hardware, software and drivers are available."
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WilliamFrantz earned 1000 total points
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Let me guess, you are using Windows XP SP2.  You may be experiencing a clash between the BlueSoleil drivers and the Microsoft drivers.  Are you sure you are using the BlueSoleil drivers?  The Microsoft Bluetooth stack supports a very limited set of Bluetooth profiles.  Generally speaking the XP SP2 Bluetooth drivers are just aweful.

Try to use the driver update routine. The Device Manager can be opened by right clicking on the “My Computer” icon and selecting the “Properties” menu option. When the Properties dialog appears select the “Hardware” tab and then click the “Device Manager” button.

When Microsoft stack is in control then the Bluetooth Radios category is present in the Device Manager as shown below, Figure 1. There will be 2/3 devices under that category, depending on the implementation, these are:

• Bluetooth Printing Support
• Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator
• The “Actual device”.

Highlight the “Actual Device”. Select “Action -> Properties” menu option. Select Driver tab. Verify that the provider is Microsoft. Click the “Update Driver” button.

When the Hardware Update Wizard appears, we are now ready to install the BlueSoleil Bluetooth driver. Select “Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)” radio button and click on the “Next” button to continue.

In the following screen select "Don't search. I will choose the driver to install" checkbox and click on the “Next” button to continue.

The next dialog provides the selection between Microsoft and BlueSoleil provided drivers. Select the last device (USB Bluetooth Radio) in the list and click on “Next” button to continue.
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Yes I think you are onto it totally. I uninstalled the Bluesoleil software/drivers and then did a Windows Bluetooth new device installation and XP SP2 found all the drivers itself and it all worked. Thanks.
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