5BluetoothThe Bluetooth Guide



Initial preparation

  • Make sure you are logged onto Win­dows with a user account that has Admin­is­trat­ive rights.
  • Dis­able anti-vir­us software.
  • If you have a fire­wall run­ning on your PC, dis­able it.

Disconnect your device

If you have a USB or a PCMCIA / PC Card Bluetooth device, please dis­con­nect it.
If you have a laptop / note­book or oth­er device with Intern­al Bluetooth that can be “turned off” please turn it off.

Download and extract the files

Down­load the IBM Integ­rated Bluetooth II Soft­ware (Wid­comm build from:
[ IBM FTP Site ] or [ IBM HTTP Mir­ror ] 20.34 Mb

Run the down­loaded file from IBM (called bthwxp1o.exe)

Click next, accept the license agree­ment, click next twice more and finally click finish.

The driver files have now been extrac­ted to C:\Drivers\WIN\BDCACT\

Down­load the latest device recog­ni­tion file from [ Down­loads ] 16 Kb

Save the file to the IBM drivers loc­a­tion (C:\Drivers\WIN\BDCACT\) and over­write the exist­ing file.

Down­load the patch­er from [ Jons Guides ] or [ Mir­ror 1 ] or [ Mir­ror 2 ] 221 Kb (patch­er removed, see page 1 for reas­ons and pos­sible altern­at­ive locations)

Save the patch­er some­where easy to access (for example, on the desktop).

Run the Patch­er (patch_v4.exe) to extract the files.

Uninstall previous Bluetooth software

If you have pre­vi­ously installed any Bluetooth soft­ware you should unin­stall it before proceeding.

The fol­low­ing list is of soft­ware that should be unin­stalled, but it is not necesar­ily a com­plete list!

  • Any pre­vi­ous Wid­comm software
  • Any pre­vi­ous Soleil software
  • Sony Bluespace software
  • XTND­Con­nect Blue Man­ager software
  • Microsoft Patch Q323183
  • Any drivers that were sup­plied with your Bluetooth device
  • Microsoft Intel­li­Type and Intel­li­Point soft­ware for Bluetooth mice & Keyboards.

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