5BluetoothThe Bluetooth Guide

Driver Installation

Driver Installation

Important information. Please read this before you start!

If you were dir­ec­ted here from anoth­er site please start at the begin­ning of the guide by read­ing the Intro­duc­tion. Also please let me know what site dir­ec­ted you to this page so I can ask them to update their links. If you haven’t read the pre­par­a­tion instruc­tions then please do that before start­ing the driver install­a­tion pro­ced­ure. If you don’t fol­low the pre­par­a­tion instruc­tions this pro­ced­ure will prob­ably fail! I can­’t guar­an­tee that this guide will work for you. If you are using a mis­sion crit­ic­al sys­tem I do not recom­mend pro­ceed­ing. I don’t recom­mend using Bluetooth with net­work serv­ers anyway!

The driver installation procedure

  1. Run C:\Drivers\Win\Patch\BTRegFix.reg
  2. If you use a non-Eng­lish sys­tem:Copy the file setup.ini from C:\Drivers\Win\Patch\ to C:\Drivers\Win\BDCACT\ and over-write the exist­ing file.
  3. Run C:\Drivers\Win\Bdcact\Setup.exe to start the driver installation
  4. Click next, accept the license terms, next, next, install
  5. If you are using Win­dows ME, XP or 2003 you will prob­ably be promp­ted with a “Driver Sig­na­ture Notice”. If you are promp­ted, click OK.
  6. Click Fin­ish to com­plete setup.
  7. If you are promp­ted to reboot please reboot. If you are promp­ted to reboot and don’t, the patch­er may not be able to patch the files!
  8. Run C:\Drivers\Win\Patch\BTWPatcher.exe
  9. Click on the apply but­ton to patch the drivers. If the patch­er can­not com­plete the patch, please reboot into safe­mode and re-run the patcher.
  10. If you have a PC Card, extract the con­tents of the file data1.cab to the main install­a­tion dir­ect­ory. Over-write all files
  11. If you have a 3Com Wire­less Bluetooth PC Card ver­sion 3.0 (3CRWB6096B) down­load the device recog­ni­tion file for the card from [ Down­loads ]and save the file to the install­a­tion directory
  12. If you have dis­con­nec­ted your Bluetooth device (as instruc­ted in the pre­par­a­tions) you should now con­nect it
  13. Win­dows will prob­ably install new hard­ware. Wait until the hard­ware install­a­tion is complete.
  14. Restart your computer.
  15. If you have a Microsoft Bluetooth key­board or mouse please read the MS Input Devices section
  16. If you use a laptop or note­book that uses pro­pri­et­ary soft­ware to “turn on” an intern­al Bluetooth device, please read the Intern­al Devices section.

After the installation

Look for the Bluetooth icon in the sys­tem tray at the bot­tom right and if it is white with a blue back­ground ( Bluetooth Tray Icon ) then you have suc­cess­fully com­pleted the driver install­a­tion. If the icon isn’t present or is red with a blue back­ground ( Bluetooth Tray Icon - No Device ) then you should read the “What to do if it did­n’t work” sec­tion below. If you suc­ceed and you have any devices not lis­ted on the Tested Devices page, please let me know that they work! (see the about page for how to con­tact me).

What to do if it didn’t work

Don’t pan­ic, as I said in the intro­duc­tion, “There are often some dif­fi­culties get­ting everything to work cor­rectly, but with a little patience and care you’ll get it fixed.”

  • Check that you fol­lowed the pre­par­a­tion instruc­tions correctly.
  • Double check that you did­n’t make any mis­takes in the above procedure
  • Read the Troubleshoot­ing section.
  • Read the F.A.Q. and see if your prob­lem is lis­ted there.
  • Try some of the oth­er resources lis­ted on the introduction.
  • If you’ve tried all the above and still haven’t got any­where then please con­tact me.

When everything is working

When everything is work­ing I sug­gest you read the soft­ware sec­tion for inform­a­tion on how to setup some of the more pop­u­lar applic­a­tions. I have details of how to setup and use Logo­Man­ager, Nokia PC Suite, Floats Mobile Agent, and Oxy­gen Phone Man­ager. The Wid­comm drivers also have many func­tions and fea­tures built in that you can use.

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