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    The Linksys BT100 is listed as a Class 1 long range device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ovation2
    The Linksys BT100 is listed as a Class 1 long range device.
    Exactly. And if you got the cheaper Belkin sold by most retail outlets, it's a Class 2. They make a more expensive Class 1 unit, but it wasn't available at the stores I visited at that time.
    Palm III -> Palm Vx -> Clie T615c -> Clie T665c -> Tungsten T|3 -> Treo 650 -> Trew 700W (for a few days) -> XV6700 -> Moto Q
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    Works great with my powerbook albeit a little slow.
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    I can't wait....wireless....yuuuuuuuuuum
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geckotek
    I think some ppl don't realize there are different classes of BT. The reason your Linksys adapter worked much further than the Belkin was simply due to the fact that they are 2 different classes of BT device.

    Here is the breakdown:
    Type Power Level Operating Range
    Class 3 Devices 100mW Up to 100 meters
    Class 2 Devices 10mW Up to 10 meters
    Class 1 Devices 1mW 0.1-10 meters

    BTW, went to NY this weekend and shot several pics and vids....mostly on SD now. It took quite a while to sync via BT. I ended up just getting in the shower and letting it run. No biggie though, worked fine and was ready to go b4 I was. AND....I no longer have to screw with that cable that hardly works worth a *insert curse word here*!!!!!
    I was confused by this when I was shopping for an adaptor. It's nice to have the Class 3 but is the 650 a class 3 or class 2 device. I am sure the 650 can get the transmit signal from the class 3 device but if the 650 can't transmit class 3 then isn't your effective range reduced to Class 2? And you have spent more $'s than you needed to?

    Jeff
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    Sorry, I messed up my numbers that first time. They are correct now.

    Jeff....good question.....never thought of that. I've read in some places that all BT handsets are Class 2.

    Edit: says same here:
    http://www.mobiletechreview.com/Treo_650.htm
    Palm III -> Palm Vx -> Clie T615c -> Clie T665c -> Tungsten T|3 -> Treo 650 -> Trew 700W (for a few days) -> XV6700 -> Moto Q
    http://geckotek.blogspot.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geckotek
    Sorry, I messed up my numbers that first time. They are correct now.

    Jeff....good question.....never thought of that. I've read in some places that all BT handsets are Class 2.

    Edit: says same here:
    http://www.mobiletechreview.com/Treo_650.htm
    So it is a class 2 device. That still beggs the question, is it worth the $'s to buy a Class 3 PC BT adaptor to use exclusively with the Treo 650? The specs say to me that your effective range will be Class 2. Sounds like other solutions exist with Linksys. I'd like to know more about the alternatives. Anyone?

    Jeff
  8.    #28  
    One noticable difference between the Linksys BT100 and other BT adapters that I've looked at is the antenna. Is it possible that the antenna enables the Linksys device to "pull in" the signal better.

    I also noticed that Linksys offers a base station bluetooth adapter that has a much larger antenna.

    Also, anyone have any experience with a Bluetooth access point? Better or worse?
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