Connecting to Nokia Mobile Phone via Bluetooth for Synchronizing Contacts on my Laptop

Posted on 2006-07-19
Last Modified: 2013-12-14

I am using Bluetooth connection to connect to my Nokia 6682 mobile phone. Nokia has provided a software called Nokia PC Suite to get connected. I have configured my phone using the regular windows bluetooth connection. However, when i try to configure the connection using the Nokia PC Suite it gives me an error stating "Cannot use connection type. Check that all needed hardware, software and drivers are available).

I have another laptop where i do not have this problem and the only difference between these two is the one that works uses Bluetooth (WIDCOMM) connection and the one that does not work only shows Bluetooth (Microsoft) connection.

I read one thread to update the driver to use the Widcomm dirivers. I did this change, however i still just see the Bluetooth (Microsoft) Connection. Can you please assist with this problem??

Question by:shiranandani
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WilliamFrantz earned 500 total points
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There may be no simple answer here.  The Microsoft Bluetooth stack supports a very limited set of Bluetooth profiles.  Generally speaking the XP SP2 Bluetooth drivers are just aweful.

Widcomm makes a nice Bluetooth stack, but usually their software is tied to a specific device ID so you can copy their Bluetooth software from one PC to another and expect it to work.  If you buy a Bluetooth dongle that comes with Widcomm software then it will probably only work with that dongle.

However, you can 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 WIDCOMM 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 Widcomm provided drivers. Select the last device (USB Bluetooth Radio) in the list and click on “Next” button to continue.

Expert Comment

ID: 17235452
> so you can copy their Bluetooth software from
> one PC to another and expect it to work

Sorry, that should be "you can NOT copy Widcomm Bluetooth software from one PC to another..."

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