XP Service Pack 2 does not include Bluetooth devices

Discussion in 'Wireless Networks' started by Robert Judge, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. Robert Judge

    Robert Judge Guest

    I want to use Bluetooth between my XP Service Pack 2 and my HP IPAQ PDA. The
    Windows instructions refer to a "Bluetooth Devices" icon in Control Panel.
    However, that icon does not exist in my Control Panel. I followed the
    Microsoft instructions in Article 883258. However, Windows still does not
    recognize bluetooth. I will appreciate suggestions.
    Robert Judge, Jul 17, 2005
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    BobC Guest

    Does your computer have a bluetooth device? Does it show up in hardware
    devices? Is it turned on (could be a software or hardware switch depending
    on your computer manufacturer).?
    BobC, Jul 17, 2005
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  3. Robert Judge

    Robert Judge Guest

    No, I do not know of any bluetooth device that the computer has. The only
    bluetooth device I am aware of is the HP IPAQ PDA that I want to connect to
    the computer. I will appreciate futher comment.
    Robert Judge, Jul 17, 2005
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    BobC Guest

    You need a bluetooth radio device on the computer you want the IPAQ to
    communicate with. What did you think the IPAQ wireless bluetooth would talk
    too? On newer laptops the radio device could be built-in or you could get a
    usb bluetooth dongle if there is no buit-in device.
    BobC, Jul 17, 2005
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    Robert Judge Guest

    Sorry, I am new to bluetooth and I did know what the IPAQ would talk to. My
    computer is a desktop, not a laptop, and I see no evidence of a built-in
    radio device. So, I guess I need the "USB Bluetooth dongle" you refer to.
    Can you recommend what I should buy?
    Robert Judge, Jul 17, 2005
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    BobC Guest

    Sorry, I can't make a recommendation as I have not used one for several
    years. My laptop has buit-in bluetooth. Maybe a google search for bluetooth
    dongle will produce some results you can use.

    Or maybe some else has a recommendation.
    BobC, Jul 17, 2005
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    ias Guest

    i've just bought one out here in Italy a exagerate by hamlet 15 euro
    but there were some more expensive
    manual instruction were ok, except that the small note that you must move
    the drivers on the CD to over write the old ones was missing.
    ias, Jul 24, 2005
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    Sairam Guest

    Hi.. Could you please let me know how to identify a "built-in radio diveice"?
    All i could see in my Device Manager is "bluetooth bus enumerator".
    I use XP Home Edition- SP2, on a Compaq M2010US (notebook pc). I have a
    Bluetooth enabled Nokia Phone. I'd appreicate if anyone could help.
    Sairam, Aug 21, 2005
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    john layden Guest

    john layden, Nov 20, 2005
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    john layden Guest

    I have the same problem. But I have the device dongle installed, and have
    updated the XP OS to latest, checked support recommendations and still can't
    get "Bluetooth Devices" to show up in control pannel. When I try to run
    bthprops.cpl nothing happens. I can get a basic connection to work between
    laptop and phone, but the Nokia software that does synch between Outlook and
    phone says I can't use bluetooth on the system due to missing HW or SW. Any
    john layden, Nov 20, 2005
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    rachid Guest


    First I recomman that you go to you "devide manager" and see if there is no
    bluetooth network card on "network cards". If you don't find it that will
    confirm that you have not one.

    But if you found it, in order to see your bluetooth properties you just have
    to go to "start" and "execute" and you type "bthprops.pcl" and click "OK".

    After on the option menu, you click on activate recognition or something
    like this (I don't know exactly because I use a french version of windows XP).

    Try and let me know
    Au revoir

    "john layden" a écrit :
    rachid, Jan 31, 2006
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