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There are many dif­fer­ent soft­ware suites avail­able for com­mu­nic­a­tions between Mobile Phones and your PC. I have writ­ten brief setup guides for the most pop­u­lar suites.

Nokia PC Suite 4.88 installation on Windows XP / 2003

  • Nokia PC Suite is avail­able from Nokia.
  • Install Nokia PC Suite
  • Enable Bluetooth on your phone
  • Open “My Bluetooth Places” from the desktop
  • Click “View Devices In Range” or “Find Bluetooth Devices”
  • Right Click on the phone that appears
  • Pair the device.
  • Enter any passcode of your choice.
  • Enter the same code on the phone
  • Double click on the phone icon (this will dis­cov­er avail­able ser­vices)
  • Double click on “Nokia PC Suite on…” To con­nect this ser­vice
  • Right click on “Nokia PC Suite on…” and select prop­er­ties
  • Check which seri­al port it is using (in my example it uses COM5)
  • Close this win­dow
  • Double click on the Nokia PC Suite icon in the sys­tem tray
  • Click on blue dia­mond but­ton if it isn’t already selec­ted
  • Click on “Nokia Bluetooth Phone”
  • Click apply
  • In the win­dow that appears choose the com port that you found earli­er (mine was COM5)
  • Click “con­nect”
  • Click ok to close the Nokia win­dow
  • Suc­cess! You can now use the PC Suite pro­grams found on the start menu

LogoManager installation on Windows XP / 2003

  • Logo­man­ager is avail­able from LogoManager.co.uk
  • Install Logo­Man­ager (I am using ver­sion 1.30 in this example)
  • Enable Bluetooth on your phone
  • Open “My Bluetooth Places” from the desktop
  • Click “View Devices In Range” or “Find Bluetooth Devices”
  • Right Click on the phone that appears
  • Pair the device.
  • Enter any passcode of your choice.
  • Enter the same code on the phone
  • Double click on the phone icon (this will dis­cov­er avail­able ser­vices)
  • Double click on “Nokia PC Suite on…” To con­nect this ser­vice
  • Right click on “Nokia PC Suite on…” and select prop­er­ties
  • Check which seri­al port it is using (in my example it uses COM5)
  • Close this win­dow
  • Load Logo­Man­ager
  • Open Tools: Options
  • Click the “Change” but­ton at the top
  • Select the following:Connection Type = “Seri­al Cable“Cable Type = “Bluetooth Seri­al Port“COM Port = The port you made a note of earli­er (in my example COM5)
  • Click OK
  • Suc­cess! Your Logo­Man­ager should now show that it is con­nec­ted

F.M.A. installation on Windows XP / 2003

  • Float’s Mobile Agent is avail­able from Source­Forge
  • Install Float’s Mobile Agent (I am using ver­sion 0.10.31b in this example)
  • Enable Bluetooth on your phone
  • Open “My Bluetooth Places” from the desktop
  • Click “View Devices In Range” or “Find Bluetooth Devices”
  • Right Click on the phone that appears
  • Pair the device.
  • Enter any passcode of your choice.
  • Enter the same code on the phone
  • Double click on the phone icon (this will dis­cov­er avail­able ser­vices)
  • Double click on “Com1 on …”
  • The soft­ware should con­nect and tell you which COM port is con­figured for the ser­vice (in my example it is com3)
  • Load F.M.A.
  • Open Tools: Options
  • Select “use seri­al port” and set the port to the one that was con­figured about (com3 in my example)
  • Click “ok”
  • Click on the con­nect but­ton
  • Suc­cess!

Oxygen Phone Manager II installation on Windows XP / 2003

  • Oxy­gen Phone Man­ager is avail­able from Oxy­gen Soft­ware
  • Install Oxy­gen Phone Man­ager
  • Enable Bluetooth on your phone
  • Open “My Bluetooth Places” from the desktop
  • Click “View Devices In Range” or “Find Bluetooth Devices”
  • Right Click on the phone that appears
  • Pair the device.
  • Enter any passcode of your choice.
  • Enter the same code on the phone
  • Double click on the phone icon (this will dis­cov­er avail­able ser­vices)
  • Double click on “Nokia PC Suite …”
  • The soft­ware should con­nect and tell you which COM port is con­figured for the ser­vice (im my example it is com5)
  • Load OPM II
  • Open “Options” from the “Tools” menu
  • Select the top option “Con­nec­tion & Com­mon”
  • Click the “add” but­ton at the top right
  • From the pull down list that appears select “COM X (Bluetooth Com­mu­nic­a­tions Port)” where X is the num­ber of the COM port you noted earli­er (my example was 5)
  • Click “OK”
  • Suc­cess!

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gravatarPsefto

I have a BT180 bluetooth dongle i there a way to install it on win7?

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