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Bluetooth Problems

By Cyrus Dragonas
May 14, 2007
  1. Okay. I bought two bluetooth dongles, installed them in two computers in the house, set up the connection, and it worked.

    For awhile.

    The problems started when I took both computers away from my computer workbench. I put them in thier respective places, (one upstairs and one down) and now, it wont even register them. They are well within range (60 meters tops, and I'm directly underneath the other one upstairs) but still, they won't recognize eachother. Does a bluetooth radio wave only transmit latterally? Am I missing something?

    PS: I NEED AN ALTERNATIVE TO BLUESOLIEL. I hate it. I had to mod it just to work with my dongle. Even without it, the two would recogognize eachother through plain XP Widcomm drivers. They won't recognize with either bluesoleil or widcomm now.

    Cyrus
     
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,336   +622

    yep; Bluetooth is a VERY sort range medium -- 33feet MAX! :(
     
  4. Cyrus Dragonas

    Cyrus Dragonas TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay. Thanks for the warm welcome. I measured and they are only 18 feet apart. Well within range. Plus, now they can see eachother,(after some tinkering) but won't do any LAN or anything. I can get it to SAY that a PAN is active, but no other evidence of anything like that. Any Ideas guys?

    Cyrus
     
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    Class 1 bluetooth devices (very cheap - I have one) have a range of 328 feet. You can get class 1 devices with EDR for under $50
     
  6. Cyrus Dragonas

    Cyrus Dragonas TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have a class two, with edr, on both of them. (not that I'm sure what THAT means,)

    Cyrus
     
  7. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,336   +622

    thanks for the reference
     
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