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Bluethooth PAN conection between Palm Pre and Windows XP

I have not worked with bluetooth syncing before.  I have a user that has an older dell laptop (xp sp3) with a third party bluetooth keyboard and mouse, with a usb bluetooth adapter (the laptop does not have an internal bt adapter).    He wants to sync his shiny new Palm Pre to outlook via bluetooth.   Is XP capable of doing this, and is there a way to do it with the existing bluetooth adapter, which was included with the mouse and keyboard bundle?
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B HCommented:
xp is certainly capable of it, but your keyboard/mouse adapter most likely isnt...

the services offered to the PAN depend only on the capabilities of the bluetooth adapter
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alexsupertrampAuthor Commented:
bryon, you're probably right, but i was hoping to get a more definitive and detailed answer.
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B HCommented:
for that, we'll need a definitive part number of the bluetooth adapter :)
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alexsupertrampAuthor Commented:
alright bryon, you've raised my expectations :)
dell-usb.bmp
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B HCommented:
yes that is very definitive...

that's really a logitech receiver - but check this out... some guy already went thru this whole adventure.  i'd love to do it myself but i dont have any of those where i am right now (about 20 at the office though)

this is his process, it will be a very interesting read for you:
http://www.nynaeve.net/?p=5

but basically, by default, this thing tells windows "i am a usb mouse" and "i am a usb keyboard" - so windows will only speak usb to it... you need to advise it otherwise.
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alexsupertrampAuthor Commented:
that looks like an adventure.  i'll have to check it out.  thanks!  (and good work).
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B HCommented:
cant wait to see how it turns out

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