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Surveillance of Bluetooth port

Posted on 2010-09-07
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Hi,

I have an external software that communicates with some external machines by Bluetooth.

I would like to get some infos about the used protocol and command set. Is there a software like PortMon to see all the data going out over Bluetooth or coming in?

The software is running on my notebook with Windows XP so I have administrative access to the operating system.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance
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by:rubikru
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Hello!

DOn't the software use any bluetooth driver ?

Most of the drivers are operating by creation of a virtual COM port and You should be able to monitor it using standart serial monitor software.
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by:HugoHiasl
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Unfortunately it seems not to work this way. At least I do not get any traffic when I let the software do a search for inverters.

It is this software which is free.

http://www.sma.de/de/produkte/software/sunny-explorer.html
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by:rubikru
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I think You could try the following trick:
turn built-in bluetooth off, buy a bluetooth dongle, install serial port drivers and try to use serial port sniffer.
May be this will work.
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The software supports Bluetooth stacks :
       Microsoft, Toshiba, BlueSoleil, Broadcom

BlueSoleil driver will create a virtual com port, that's for sure!
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by:HugoHiasl
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This would only work if the BT device is used as modem.

But this is not how it works. I tried it with the Nokia PC Suite also and I got the 3 serial ports that were created after the device is connected. But if I synchronize my Mobile with Outlook the Port Monitor software is not seeing and data.

I read something that a BT stack with raw data access is needed. I'll try to find some more info about this.
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