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Serial Port Profile with no passkey in Vista

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My goal is to connect my Bluetooth GPS BT-309 (Dell Bluetooth GPS) to my Laptop. The laptop does have a bluetooth adaptor, and is running Vista Home Basic. I have previously connect the GPS to my old laptop running under XP as well as my Windows mobile 2003se device.

The problem is that when I add a new device and the laptop sees my GPS, it allows me to connect without a passkey, but when I use an application to connect to the correct com port, then the balloon in the system tray comes up saying that a device is trying to connect and won't let me not use a passkey. I've tried using the passkey 12345 and 0000. My bluetooth GPS does not support passkeys.

I tried looking into the registry for any means of disabling the requirement for a passkey and found what looked like what might change it, but didn't achieve any success.

Any suggestions?
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You should have an option to not use a passkey.  Look at the screen shot in step 7.

http://www.vista4beginners.com/How-to-setup-a-Bluetooth-connection
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It does have an option there to not use a passkey, but when I go to use the device, windows will pop up a bubble in the tray that says a device is trying to connect and *then* it asks for a passkey and won't let me go without a passkey.
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Thanks! That's exactly what I was needing. I was able to pair my GPS with my laptop.

-Jordan
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